Therapists in Queenstown-Lakes District

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Photo of Kiara Moore, MA, Counsellor
Kiara Moore
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9305
Are you finding it hard to cope with all the changes that have been going on lately? Do you find yourself getting easily overwhelmed and stressed. Perhaps you're having thoughts like "I'm not good enough", or "why am I being so emotional?" You may have tried turning to the things that once made you happy but have found limited success and are left feeling unfulfilled or stuck.
Are you finding it hard to cope with all the changes that have been going on lately? Do you find yourself getting easily overwhelmed and stressed. Perhaps you're having thoughts like "I'm not good enough", or "why am I being so emotional?" You may have tried turning to the things that once made you happy but have found limited success and are left feeling unfulfilled or stuck.
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Kelsey Powell
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Jess Lochte
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
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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Justine Lambert
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Kia ora. I’m Justine and I have called Queenstown my home for 25 years and offer private counselling services here in the beautiful Wakatipu. Counselling offers you a space to talk openly about experiences, thoughts and feelings that may be troubling you or that you would like to find solutions to. Through talking, therapy can provide clarity and the opportunity to develop new strategies and ways of working through problems which can lead to an individual feeling more in control and empowered in their life. I would like to walk beside you on this journey.
Kia ora. I’m Justine and I have called Queenstown my home for 25 years and offer private counselling services here in the beautiful Wakatipu. Counselling offers you a space to talk openly about experiences, thoughts and feelings that may be troubling you or that you would like to find solutions to. Through talking, therapy can provide clarity and the opportunity to develop new strategies and ways of working through problems which can lead to an individual feeling more in control and empowered in their life. I would like to walk beside you on this journey.
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Angela Waters
Verified Verified
I want to help you reclaim your mental wellbeing and I have Saturday appointments available. Mental wellbeing is a journey of creating and sustaining connection and 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/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.
I want to help you reclaim your mental wellbeing and I have Saturday appointments available. Mental wellbeing is a journey of creating and sustaining connection and 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/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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Empowered with Raphael
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9305
I take a holistic approach with clients. So for an individual in private counselling we will focus on not just your mental health, but on important physical health aspects, emotional regulation, your nervous system, people pleasing, sensory environment, how you communicate and patterns of subconscious behaviour holding you back. I work with busy people who don't want to survive, but want to thrive and create a positive impact in their work, family or community. and who seek an active and empowering methodology for this work.
I take a holistic approach with clients. So for an individual in private counselling we will focus on not just your mental health, but on important physical health aspects, emotional regulation, your nervous system, people pleasing, sensory environment, how you communicate and patterns of subconscious behaviour holding you back. I work with busy people who don't want to survive, but want to thrive and create a positive impact in their work, family or community. and who seek an active and empowering methodology for this work.
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Diante Fuchs
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
As a clinical psychologist and certified anxiety coach I help women who are tired of anxiety or depression getting in the way of everything they do. I support those who are passionate and wanting more from their relationships and their lives, but are feeling held back by mental health concerns. I work with women who want more intimacy (get your libido back) and connection, as well as mothers who are tried of anxiety getting in the way of their parenting. I support career and business women who want to scale their dreams but find anxiety keeps getting in the way...
As a clinical psychologist and certified anxiety coach I help women who are tired of anxiety or depression getting in the way of everything they do. I support those who are passionate and wanting more from their relationships and their lives, but are feeling held back by mental health concerns. I work with women who want more intimacy (get your libido back) and connection, as well as mothers who are tried of anxiety getting in the way of their parenting. I support career and business women who want to scale their dreams but find anxiety keeps getting in the way...
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Pia Klaus
MA
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9382
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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Sleep Therapy, Through the Woods
MA
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9305
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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Michèle Lacroix
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9305
Hi! I've been working in mental health in Europe and NZ for many years, holding different roles and supporting people from all walks of life. As counsellor I provide a safe space for you to explore past and present experiences related to trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, migration related distress – topics I came to understand deeply through my own life experience, studies and training. My approach is ‘person centered’ and eclectic, which means that my focus is on you, while supporting the counselling process with different modalities.
Hi! I've been working in mental health in Europe and NZ for many years, holding different roles and supporting people from all walks of life. As counsellor I provide a safe space for you to explore past and present experiences related to trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, migration related distress – topics I came to understand deeply through my own life experience, studies and training. My approach is ‘person centered’ and eclectic, which means that my focus is on you, while supporting the counselling process with different modalities.
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Dr. Rebecca Bloore
PhD
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9305
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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Nicola Carroll
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
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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Laura Clarke
Verified Verified
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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Amy Tostevin
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
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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Kowhai Clinic
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9305
Are you looking for help with your mental health? Kōwhai clinic is a private clinical practice here to help you identify your challenges and find a way through. We work with mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychosis, stress and grief.
Are you looking for help with your mental health? Kōwhai clinic is a private clinical practice here to help you identify your challenges and find a way through. We work with mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychosis, stress and grief.
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Sarah Nicoll
Occupational Therapist
Verified Verified
Waitlist for 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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Alysha Simonsen
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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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AHUA Psychology
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9305
I'm Taylor - I'm a Registered Psychologist and Mental Skills Coach born and raised in Queenstown, NZ based out of Wānaka. My approach to psychology is both holistic and evidence based. I work with people & athletes 1:1 in person and online using an ACT centred skills based approach. Sessions are more than just talk. Positive growth and long lasting change comes from putting what you know into action. It is my mission to empower you with skills to take action and make changes not just in session, but in your day-to-day life.
I'm Taylor - I'm a Registered Psychologist and Mental Skills Coach born and raised in Queenstown, NZ based out of Wānaka. My approach to psychology is both holistic and evidence based. I work with people & athletes 1:1 in person and online using an ACT centred skills based approach. Sessions are more than just talk. Positive growth and long lasting change comes from putting what you know into action. It is my mission to empower you with skills to take action and make changes not just in session, but in your day-to-day life.
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Karina Vaccarezza
Counsellor, PsychD, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wanaka 9305
I am a dedicated and compassionate Counsellor with a passion for helping individuals explore their inner world and emotions, empowering them to create a life filled with balance and harmony. Whether through online or in-person sessions conducted in either English or Spanish, I am committed to working alongside you as a unified team, guiding you towards the
I am a dedicated and compassionate Counsellor with a passion for helping individuals explore their inner world and emotions, empowering them to create a life filled with balance and harmony. Whether through online or in-person sessions conducted in either English or Spanish, I am committed to working alongside you as a unified team, guiding you towards the
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Mindful Growing Partnership
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9382
Hi, I am a child-centered play therapist working with children age 2.5 to 12 years old. I am also a certified transactional analyst (CTA) working with individual adults and couples. I offer parenting consultations to strenghten the child-parent relationship.
Hi, I am a child-centered play therapist working with children age 2.5 to 12 years old. I am also a certified transactional analyst (CTA) working with individual adults and couples. I offer parenting consultations to strenghten the child-parent relationship.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Queenstown-Lakes District

40+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Queenstown-Lakes District who prioritize treating:

84% Anxiety
71% Depression
63% Relationship Issues
59% Trauma and PTSD
59% Stress
55% Self Esteem
55% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Southern Cross
33% Sovereign Health
33% AIA

How Counsellors in Queenstown-Lakes District see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Queenstown-Lakes District?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.