Therapists in Queenstown

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Amy Tostevin
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Queenstown 9300
Hi everyone. I'm Amy; I'm a Registered Psychologist in New Zealand and a registered Forensic Psychologist in the UK. I am passionate about meeting clients where they are at and walking alongside to support them to feel heard and develop self-compassion. I believe that by telling and understanding our stories in new ways, we can enrich the meaning we give to ourselves and our lives. In this way, we find that the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem.
Hi everyone. I'm Amy; I'm a Registered Psychologist in New Zealand and a registered Forensic Psychologist in the UK. I am passionate about meeting clients where they are at and walking alongside to support them to feel heard and develop self-compassion. I believe that by telling and understanding our stories in new ways, we can enrich the meaning we give to ourselves and our lives. In this way, we find that the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem.
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Nicola Carroll
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9304
On maternity leave until March ‘24! Kia ora! I’m Nicola, a registered Psychologist based in Tāhuna/Queenstown. I currently offer services for adults online, with plans to provide in-person in future. I grew up & trained in Scotland and have also lived and worked in Australia, before settling here around six years ago. I have over a decade of experience in psychological assessment and treatment and want to give clients the best possible experience and outcomes in therapy. In particular, I am passionate about helping people to deal with addictions, relationship difficulties, family violence, mood and anxiety disorders, and trauma.
On maternity leave until March ‘24! Kia ora! I’m Nicola, a registered Psychologist based in Tāhuna/Queenstown. I currently offer services for adults online, with plans to provide in-person in future. I grew up & trained in Scotland and have also lived and worked in Australia, before settling here around six years ago. I have over a decade of experience in psychological assessment and treatment and want to give clients the best possible experience and outcomes in therapy. In particular, I am passionate about helping people to deal with addictions, relationship difficulties, family violence, mood and anxiety disorders, and trauma.
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Deb Phillips
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9300
Kia ora, I’m Deb, a therapist & mental health professional passionate about helping you find the right insights to unlock the change you’re looking for in your life. I’m formally trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as well as a number of other therapeutic models to tackle a diverse range of difficulties including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship problems, parenting challenges, childhood difficulties, postnatal depression, attachment difficulties and more.
Kia ora, I’m Deb, a therapist & mental health professional passionate about helping you find the right insights to unlock the change you’re looking for in your life. I’m formally trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as well as a number of other therapeutic models to tackle a diverse range of difficulties including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship problems, parenting challenges, childhood difficulties, postnatal depression, attachment difficulties and more.
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Sarah Nicoll
Occupational Therapist
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9300
Not accepting new clients
Hi there. I have 20+ years’ experience as New Zealand Registered Health Professional with an extensive background in both mental health therapy/counselling and occupational therapy. Using a combination of evidence based talking and somatic trauma therapies, I tailor my approach to support you to develop tools to navigate your mental health and/or life challenges you may be facing. We can address taking steps towards progress and meaningful change in whatever stage you are at in your life. This may include gaining insight into thinking patterns, beliefs, behaviour and body sensations that may be contributing or protecting factors.
Hi there. I have 20+ years’ experience as New Zealand Registered Health Professional with an extensive background in both mental health therapy/counselling and occupational therapy. Using a combination of evidence based talking and somatic trauma therapies, I tailor my approach to support you to develop tools to navigate your mental health and/or life challenges you may be facing. We can address taking steps towards progress and meaningful change in whatever stage you are at in your life. This may include gaining insight into thinking patterns, beliefs, behaviour and body sensations that may be contributing or protecting factors.
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Jess Lochte
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9300
Kia Ora! My name is Jess and I am a somatic counsellor, sensorimotor psychotherapist, and creative arts therapist. I work with adult clients across the whole wellbeing spectrum: from people who want to get more out of their life, find a deeper sense of self, or connect to their body; to those that have experienced trauma, struggling with basic tasks of daily living. Many have found traditional cognition based talk therapy less helpful or do not know yet how to put their experiences into words. No matter your reasons or motivations, I am here to create a space in which we can explore where you are, what you want, and what you need.
Kia Ora! My name is Jess and I am a somatic counsellor, sensorimotor psychotherapist, and creative arts therapist. I work with adult clients across the whole wellbeing spectrum: from people who want to get more out of their life, find a deeper sense of self, or connect to their body; to those that have experienced trauma, struggling with basic tasks of daily living. Many have found traditional cognition based talk therapy less helpful or do not know yet how to put their experiences into words. No matter your reasons or motivations, I am here to create a space in which we can explore where you are, what you want, and what you need.
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Diante Fuchs
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9300
As a clinical psychologist and certified anxiety coach I help people who are tired of anxiety or depression getting in the way of everything they do. I support those who want more from their relationships and their lives, but are feeling held back by mental health concerns. I work with people who want more intimacy and connection, as well as parents who are tried of anxiety getting in the way of their parenting. I support career and business people who want to follow their dreams but find anxiety keeps getting in the way...
As a clinical psychologist and certified anxiety coach I help people who are tired of anxiety or depression getting in the way of everything they do. I support those who want more from their relationships and their lives, but are feeling held back by mental health concerns. I work with people who want more intimacy and connection, as well as parents who are tried of anxiety getting in the way of their parenting. I support career and business people who want to follow their dreams but find anxiety keeps getting in the way...
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Angela Waters
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9300
Mental wellbeing is a journey of creating and sustaining connection with authenticity, but this can be interrupted by stressful life events, relationship difficulties and communication break downs. I work with individuals struggling with low mood/anxiety/grief/stress who are motivated to explore their relational patterns and find better coping strategies. I want to help you feel more fulfilled, connected and at peace with yourself and your relationships.
Mental wellbeing is a journey of creating and sustaining connection with authenticity, but this can be interrupted by stressful life events, relationship difficulties and communication break downs. I work with individuals struggling with low mood/anxiety/grief/stress who are motivated to explore their relational patterns and find better coping strategies. I want to help you feel more fulfilled, connected and at peace with yourself and your relationships.
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Deb Saint
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9304
My passion is providing education, advocacy, therapy , coaching and consultancy for neurodivergent people and those working with them.
My passion is providing education, advocacy, therapy , coaching and consultancy for neurodivergent people and those working with them.
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Kelsey Powell
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Queenstown 9300
Have you've been carrying a lot and you're ready to finally start facing it all? Something has come to a head and you're thinking, "It's finally time." The good news is that you don't have to navigate it all on your own. The even better news is we can take it one step at a time so it doesn't feel quite as overwhelming as it may first seem. Rest assured, compassion and empathy are a core part of my approach to ensure you feel safe and supported through your healing journey. We can work together to understand your experience at a deeper level and build healthy coping skills to move forward.
Have you've been carrying a lot and you're ready to finally start facing it all? Something has come to a head and you're thinking, "It's finally time." The good news is that you don't have to navigate it all on your own. The even better news is we can take it one step at a time so it doesn't feel quite as overwhelming as it may first seem. Rest assured, compassion and empathy are a core part of my approach to ensure you feel safe and supported through your healing journey. We can work together to understand your experience at a deeper level and build healthy coping skills to move forward.
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Laura Clarke
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9300
Hi there. I have nearly 15 years experience of working with individuals supporting them with their mental health. I use a combination of evidence based therapy to work with individuals and promote positive change. I am a trained EMDR Therapist, EMDR is a evidence based therapy that is used to treat trauma.
Hi there. I have nearly 15 years experience of working with individuals supporting them with their mental health. I use a combination of evidence based therapy to work with individuals and promote positive change. I am a trained EMDR Therapist, EMDR is a evidence based therapy that is used to treat trauma.
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Alysha Simonsen
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Queenstown 9300
Waitlist for new clients
Kiaora from your friendly neighbourhood Psychologist in Queenstown. I can help you to identify how anxiety, depression, struggles and patterns might be impacting on you living life well. We all get stuck, which can make us feel alone and broken. If this is you, then please know you are a certified human being and you are absolutely not alone! I would be thrilled to help you figure out what things we can do, learn or change to help your situation - no matter where you are, there are always things we can do to make it better. I have no waitlist, and am always able to accept and welcome new clients.
Kiaora from your friendly neighbourhood Psychologist in Queenstown. I can help you to identify how anxiety, depression, struggles and patterns might be impacting on you living life well. We all get stuck, which can make us feel alone and broken. If this is you, then please know you are a certified human being and you are absolutely not alone! I would be thrilled to help you figure out what things we can do, learn or change to help your situation - no matter where you are, there are always things we can do to make it better. I have no waitlist, and am always able to accept and welcome new clients.
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Sleep Therapy, Through the Woods
MA
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9300
Kia ora, I'm Mags. I offer sleep therapy for adults having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or waking up too early in the morning. I provide sleep assessment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) and other sleep challenges using evidence-based and drug free solutions. CBTi is the gold standard treatment for insomnia and research has shown it is highly effective and long lasting.
Kia ora, I'm Mags. I offer sleep therapy for adults having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or waking up too early in the morning. I provide sleep assessment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) and other sleep challenges using evidence-based and drug free solutions. CBTi is the gold standard treatment for insomnia and research has shown it is highly effective and long lasting.
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Dr. Rebecca Bloore
PhD
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9300
My name is Dr Rebecca Bloore (PhD) and after 13+years' experience conducting psychology research, I am offering consulting sessions. Are you or anyone you know struggling with relationships, worrying, difficulties at work, fatigue or stress? Using positive psychology, I take non-medication/research based approach to help assist with general wellbeing and help you thrive in your daily life. Located online/or in person (Wanaka). Couples and individuals welcome. All ages.
My name is Dr Rebecca Bloore (PhD) and after 13+years' experience conducting psychology research, I am offering consulting sessions. Are you or anyone you know struggling with relationships, worrying, difficulties at work, fatigue or stress? Using positive psychology, I take non-medication/research based approach to help assist with general wellbeing and help you thrive in your daily life. Located online/or in person (Wanaka). Couples and individuals welcome. All ages.
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Vincent Pinto
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9300  (Online Only)
If you have been feeling lonely, sad or anxious, we can share a safe space where you can tell me your concerns. The main purpose of therapy is generating deep awareness of one's own personality and behaviour, understand about your inner world (thoughts, emotions, feelings), inquiring how our past affects our present. With this understanding one can move onto learning skills in order to manage emotions and behaviour. The therapeutic approach I use depends on the client's needs and resources available, with a strong foundation on a trauma-informed approach.
If you have been feeling lonely, sad or anxious, we can share a safe space where you can tell me your concerns. The main purpose of therapy is generating deep awareness of one's own personality and behaviour, understand about your inner world (thoughts, emotions, feelings), inquiring how our past affects our present. With this understanding one can move onto learning skills in order to manage emotions and behaviour. The therapeutic approach I use depends on the client's needs and resources available, with a strong foundation on a trauma-informed approach.
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Pia Klaus
MA
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9300
Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, self-doubts or are feeling that something is holding you back from living your life to the fullest, I am here for you! I have a Master of Science in Psychology and I am a certified Rapid Transformational Practitioner, working with the subconscious mind and hypnotherapy. I am also a mother of two. I focus on treating the root cause and not only the symptoms of your issue, by reprogramming your mind.
Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, self-doubts or are feeling that something is holding you back from living your life to the fullest, I am here for you! I have a Master of Science in Psychology and I am a certified Rapid Transformational Practitioner, working with the subconscious mind and hypnotherapy. I am also a mother of two. I focus on treating the root cause and not only the symptoms of your issue, by reprogramming your mind.
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Anna Keyter
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9300  (Online Only)
I work mainly with adults online, using Zoom. My clients come from various backgrounds, including all sexual or religious orientations. I walk alongside you to decide on your treatment plan. If you experience depression, anxiety, work-related or relationship issues, you could benefit from my service. I work with you to realise your goals by working from an eclectic (various therapies) perspective to support you.
I work mainly with adults online, using Zoom. My clients come from various backgrounds, including all sexual or religious orientations. I walk alongside you to decide on your treatment plan. If you experience depression, anxiety, work-related or relationship issues, you could benefit from my service. I work with you to realise your goals by working from an eclectic (various therapies) perspective to support you.
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Ale Held
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9300  (Online Only)
Alexandra (Ale) Held is an NZ-trained and registered psychologist and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She is experienced in working with a variety of challenging behaviours across adults, adolescents, and children in a range of settings, providing a high level of behavioural assessments and interventions. She is experienced in implementing intensive Behaviour Support Services, based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis. She works from a non-aversive framework to increase positive behaviour, increase positive interactions, develop skills, and decrease the occurrence of challenging behaviours.
Alexandra (Ale) Held is an NZ-trained and registered psychologist and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She is experienced in working with a variety of challenging behaviours across adults, adolescents, and children in a range of settings, providing a high level of behavioural assessments and interventions. She is experienced in implementing intensive Behaviour Support Services, based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis. She works from a non-aversive framework to increase positive behaviour, increase positive interactions, develop skills, and decrease the occurrence of challenging behaviours.
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Nat Phillips | Bright Minds Counselling
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Queenstown 9300
Nau mai, haere mai Kia ora and welcome... My name is Nat, and I am an experienced counsellor working individually with adolescents and adults throughout Aotearoa. I offer both online and in-person counselling sessions for ages 13+.  My approach is person-centered and pluralistic – this means I’ll work collaboratively with you to set therapeutic goals that are meaningful to you personally. I’ll pull from a wide range of counselling theories and modalities and will tailor our sessions to ensure they’re as unique as you are. My aim is always to uplift and empower you as we co-navigate your journey to wellbeing.
Nau mai, haere mai Kia ora and welcome... My name is Nat, and I am an experienced counsellor working individually with adolescents and adults throughout Aotearoa. I offer both online and in-person counselling sessions for ages 13+.  My approach is person-centered and pluralistic – this means I’ll work collaboratively with you to set therapeutic goals that are meaningful to you personally. I’ll pull from a wide range of counselling theories and modalities and will tailor our sessions to ensure they’re as unique as you are. My aim is always to uplift and empower you as we co-navigate your journey to wellbeing.
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Charmaine Bright @ Bright Wellbeing
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Queenstown 9300  (Online Only)
My approach draws on traditional and alternative counselling and coaching modalities. I use these approaches to empower my clients and my practice is strongly grounded in spirituality and energy psychology. Nourishment and healing are facilitated through energy-integration, visualisation, inner-child work and support in recovering a sense of self.
My approach draws on traditional and alternative counselling and coaching modalities. I use these approaches to empower my clients and my practice is strongly grounded in spirituality and energy psychology. Nourishment and healing are facilitated through energy-integration, visualisation, inner-child work and support in recovering a sense of self.
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Henderson Counselling & Guidance Services
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9300
As an Assistant Managing Ambassador for international online transgender support groups with 45 000 plus members, I'm also specialised in counselling for transgender and gender-diverse communities to assist with making their transition smooth as possible. I also assist with their mental health issues ie. suicidal, anxiety and depression issues within themselves and their partners/spouses and/or family relations. I help them to accept their true identity and place in the community and cope with the changes connected with real-life transitioning and fulfilment of their desires to live a happy and stress-free life.
As an Assistant Managing Ambassador for international online transgender support groups with 45 000 plus members, I'm also specialised in counselling for transgender and gender-diverse communities to assist with making their transition smooth as possible. I also assist with their mental health issues ie. suicidal, anxiety and depression issues within themselves and their partners/spouses and/or family relations. I help them to accept their true identity and place in the community and cope with the changes connected with real-life transitioning and fulfilment of their desires to live a happy and stress-free life.
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Number of Counsellors in Queenstown

30+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Queenstown who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
77% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
64% Stress
62% Self Esteem
62% Life Transitions
59% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Southern Cross
50% Sovereign Health
50% AIA

How Counsellors in Queenstown see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
9% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Queenstown?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Psychologists listed in the directory are registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act). To be listed in the directory, psychotherapists must be registered through the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand. Counsellors listed in the directory should have a minimum training of NZQF 6 or higher, and many are registered with a professional body, such as the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for counsellors in New Zealand, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, and psychotherapists  can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in New Zealand.

Psychologists possess a minimum of a master's degree in Psychology and are registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. Psychotherapists typically hold the equivalent of a Master's or Doctorate Degree in Psychotherapy, depending on their programme of study. Many psychotherapists have themselves undergone psychotherapy as part of their training. In order to be a member of NZAC, Counsellors must have a bachelor's or master's degree in Counselling and complete ongoing professional development and education.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in New Zealand could be between $100 and $200. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. To access these services you will need to be assessed and referred by your GP or family doctor. However, you will have limited choice regarding the specialist and the length of treatment that will be assigned to you. In addition, Community Mental Health and Addiction services are also available through your local District Health Board (DHB).

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals registered with the Boards and/or who are members of professional organisations are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.