Online Counselling for Queenstown-Lakes District

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Diante Fuchs
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Deb Phillips
Counsellor
Verified Verified
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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Deb Saint
Verified Verified
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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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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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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Amy Tostevin
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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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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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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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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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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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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.