Online Counselling for Whangarei

Photo of Rach Littley, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Rach Littley
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whangarei 0112
If you are experiencing feelings of low sense of self or perhaps a little displaced with some big emotions, kōrero mai, let’s work on managing this together. By encouraging ako torowhānui I can help you develop in your sense of self, and build upon your inherent strengths & resilience through whakawhānaungātanga, manaakitanga, ngākau aroha & mana-manaaki approaches. Leaving you feeling empowered & in control of your life; allowing you to live your life in a way that fulfils your wants & needs.
If you are experiencing feelings of low sense of self or perhaps a little displaced with some big emotions, kōrero mai, let’s work on managing this together. By encouraging ako torowhānui I can help you develop in your sense of self, and build upon your inherent strengths & resilience through whakawhānaungātanga, manaakitanga, ngākau aroha & mana-manaaki approaches. Leaving you feeling empowered & in control of your life; allowing you to live your life in a way that fulfils your wants & needs.
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Photo of Colin Birch, MNZAC, Counsellor
Colin Birch
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whangarei 0110  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm a qualified counsellor, a registered member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors. I have extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of interpersonal and social issues and have a strong inner desire to contribute to the welfare of others by empowering them to develop and reach their full potential.
Hi, I'm a qualified counsellor, a registered member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors. I have extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of interpersonal and social issues and have a strong inner desire to contribute to the welfare of others by empowering them to develop and reach their full potential.
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Photo of Melissa Paschke, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Melissa Paschke
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0110
Kia ora! I bring a sensitive and intuitive approach to counselling, that is authentic, non-judgmental and empathetic. Many experiences in our lives have an impact on our well-being, such as work pressures, family and relationship challenges, loss, trauma, abuse, and unmet needs in childhood. Each one of us will be affected differently. I provide a safe space for you to feel supported and cared for while processing difficult experiences and emotions.
Kia ora! I bring a sensitive and intuitive approach to counselling, that is authentic, non-judgmental and empathetic. Many experiences in our lives have an impact on our well-being, such as work pressures, family and relationship challenges, loss, trauma, abuse, and unmet needs in childhood. Each one of us will be affected differently. I provide a safe space for you to feel supported and cared for while processing difficult experiences and emotions.
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Dr. Maria Rotella
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0110
I am passionate about helping people break through barriers that are commonly imposed by the dominant culture while finding ways to work more comfortably both inside and outside ‘the box’ to achieve goals. I've worked with clients in settings ranging from prison to university, and you can count on my acceptance ‘as you are’ without judgment while helping you recognize and recover your own strengths. I bring expertise to support you with a wide variety of concerns, and I have particularly enjoyed working with clients whose lived experience includes neurodiversity, gender diversity, and relationship diversity.
I am passionate about helping people break through barriers that are commonly imposed by the dominant culture while finding ways to work more comfortably both inside and outside ‘the box’ to achieve goals. I've worked with clients in settings ranging from prison to university, and you can count on my acceptance ‘as you are’ without judgment while helping you recognize and recover your own strengths. I bring expertise to support you with a wide variety of concerns, and I have particularly enjoyed working with clients whose lived experience includes neurodiversity, gender diversity, and relationship diversity.
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Photo of Dr. Hayley Walker-Williams (Bwrt Practitioner), PhD, MNZCCP , Psychologist
Dr. Hayley Walker-Williams (Bwrt Practitioner)
Psychologist, PhD, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0179
Dr. Hayley Walker-Williams is a practicing Clinical Psychologist with 24 years of experience. She is registered with the NZ Psychology Board and is a full member of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists. Her clinical expertise include psychological disorders and specifically trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and relationship issues. She immigrated to New Zealand in 2021 from South Africa where she was a full-time academic/associate professor of psychology at the North-West University. She also consulted in private practice, an inpatient ward and as an EAP consultant. Hayley has published several peer-reviewed journal articles.
Dr. Hayley Walker-Williams is a practicing Clinical Psychologist with 24 years of experience. She is registered with the NZ Psychology Board and is a full member of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists. Her clinical expertise include psychological disorders and specifically trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and relationship issues. She immigrated to New Zealand in 2021 from South Africa where she was a full-time academic/associate professor of psychology at the North-West University. She also consulted in private practice, an inpatient ward and as an EAP consultant. Hayley has published several peer-reviewed journal articles.
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Photo of Ethan Carter, PhD, Psychologist
Ethan Carter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0112
I am a registered clinical psychologist holding a PhD in psychology. My practice is based in Whangārei, but I also provide telehealth services. As a psychologist I take a collaborative and client-centered approach, aiming to make psychology accessible, approachable, and non-intimidating. It’s not uncommon for people to experience some fear around working with a psychologist, and I prioritize putting that fear at ease and supporting clients to develop strategies to overcome their difficulties.
I am a registered clinical psychologist holding a PhD in psychology. My practice is based in Whangārei, but I also provide telehealth services. As a psychologist I take a collaborative and client-centered approach, aiming to make psychology accessible, approachable, and non-intimidating. It’s not uncommon for people to experience some fear around working with a psychologist, and I prioritize putting that fear at ease and supporting clients to develop strategies to overcome their difficulties.
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Photo of Hadiyyeh Zohoori-Dossa - I Am Noble - Holistic Health Services, MSc, Counsellor
I Am Noble - Holistic Health Services
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0185
Welcome! If you’re new to I Am Noble, let me say I am so excited to serve you! Is there anything in your life you would like to change? Your job? Relationships? Friends? Your emotions? Thoughts? How you spend your free time? What about eating or other habits? Less pain? More peace? We all have something or other. Once you focus your intention and believe that it is possible, you are already on the road to success.
Welcome! If you’re new to I Am Noble, let me say I am so excited to serve you! Is there anything in your life you would like to change? Your job? Relationships? Friends? Your emotions? Thoughts? How you spend your free time? What about eating or other habits? Less pain? More peace? We all have something or other. Once you focus your intention and believe that it is possible, you are already on the road to success.
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Photo of Philip Squires - AnchorPoint Counselling, MCouns, MNZAC, Counsellor
AnchorPoint Counselling
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0110  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I know how amazing it feels when someone really understands what I am going through without judgement while also providing hope and insights for change. We are often hurt from our close relationships with others and I believe that we heal in relationship when the conditions are right. My approach is focused on the therapeutic engagement based on safety, authenticity and genuine care. My goal is to understand things from your perspective and support the positive changes you want to make while also provide you with options to choose from, insights, knowledge and skills that you can use to make the changes you need.
I know how amazing it feels when someone really understands what I am going through without judgement while also providing hope and insights for change. We are often hurt from our close relationships with others and I believe that we heal in relationship when the conditions are right. My approach is focused on the therapeutic engagement based on safety, authenticity and genuine care. My goal is to understand things from your perspective and support the positive changes you want to make while also provide you with options to choose from, insights, knowledge and skills that you can use to make the changes you need.
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Zephyr Psychology
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0110
I am a NZ Registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist. I work with children and families providing comprehensive psychological assessments and therapy. I support infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and their parents with a wide range of emotional, behavioural, neurodevelopmental and parenting difficulties. Therapy is guided by research and evidence-based treatments. I have worked in community and hospital settings, including Starship, and have a particular interest in working with children with acute and chronic health conditions.
I am a NZ Registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist. I work with children and families providing comprehensive psychological assessments and therapy. I support infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and their parents with a wide range of emotional, behavioural, neurodevelopmental and parenting difficulties. Therapy is guided by research and evidence-based treatments. I have worked in community and hospital settings, including Starship, and have a particular interest in working with children with acute and chronic health conditions.
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Online Counsellors

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.