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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jess Lochte
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9305
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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James Howey, Counselling and Supervision Services
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9305
The experience of engaging in counselling is a deeply personal journey that affects all of us in different ways, and sometimes in ways we would never have expected. By us talking together through your concerns, counselling can support you to see solutions you didn’t know were there. It can also help you find ways to manage better and move on in your life I understand and honour that each person’s story is unique in that we are all affected by life in different ways. I also understand the importance of being respectful of each person’s culture and belief systems.
The experience of engaging in counselling is a deeply personal journey that affects all of us in different ways, and sometimes in ways we would never have expected. By us talking together through your concerns, counselling can support you to see solutions you didn’t know were there. It can also help you find ways to manage better and move on in your life I understand and honour that each person’s story is unique in that we are all affected by life in different ways. I also understand the importance of being respectful of each person’s culture and belief systems.
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Soulcheck Holistic Therapy
MCouns
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9305
When you're feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, and lost, and life's turmoil seems unrelenting, where do you turn for lasting relief? Is it because you are tired of battling anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, and enduring relentless days when these emotions refuse to loosen their grip? I understand the profound impact of mental and emotional distress on your life. My holistic approach goes beyond symptom management to identify and address the root causes of your suffering. By exploring the mind-body connection and incorporating personalized strategies, I aim to alleviate emotional pain and empower you to cultivate resilience and inner peace.
When you're feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, and lost, and life's turmoil seems unrelenting, where do you turn for lasting relief? Is it because you are tired of battling anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, and enduring relentless days when these emotions refuse to loosen their grip? I understand the profound impact of mental and emotional distress on your life. My holistic approach goes beyond symptom management to identify and address the root causes of your suffering. By exploring the mind-body connection and incorporating personalized strategies, I aim to alleviate emotional pain and empower you to cultivate resilience and inner peace.
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Jonathan Lee
Counsellor, MSc, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wanaka 9305
Better Self - Better Relationships - Better World. If you're wanting more confidence in yourself, more trust in your relationships, and more acceptance in the world, then I may be able to help. You'll find me an active listener. Through evidence-based interventions, I'll build a supportive therapeutic alliance with you, enabling you to achieve positive change. However, this requires your commitment to effort, time, and investment. The average course is some half dozen sessions, while deeper issues generally need more. Currently, I'm able to offer $890 as prepayment for 6 standard 50-minute sessions - more than a 10% discount.
Better Self - Better Relationships - Better World. If you're wanting more confidence in yourself, more trust in your relationships, and more acceptance in the world, then I may be able to help. You'll find me an active listener. Through evidence-based interventions, I'll build a supportive therapeutic alliance with you, enabling you to achieve positive change. However, this requires your commitment to effort, time, and investment. The average course is some half dozen sessions, while deeper issues generally need more. Currently, I'm able to offer $890 as prepayment for 6 standard 50-minute sessions - more than a 10% discount.
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Kate Todd Coaching and Counselling
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wanaka 9305
I am a Solution Focused trained counsellor which means we will look at how your life is now, what changes you would like to make, what is holding you back from that and learning your strengths to help you to move forward. We live in busy and emotionally demanding times and my hope is to provide you with some space to focus on your needs away from the pressure of life and work. I welcome working with clients from all walks of life. We will work together to figure out how you would like your life to be, identify the roadblocks and look at ways for you to make positive changes in your life.
I am a Solution Focused trained counsellor which means we will look at how your life is now, what changes you would like to make, what is holding you back from that and learning your strengths to help you to move forward. We live in busy and emotionally demanding times and my hope is to provide you with some space to focus on your needs away from the pressure of life and work. I welcome working with clients from all walks of life. We will work together to figure out how you would like your life to be, identify the roadblocks and look at ways for you to make positive changes in your life.
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Natalie Marie Astin
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Wanaka 9305
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Online Therapists

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Sarah Nicoll
Occupational Therapist
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9300
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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Amy Tostevin
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
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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Angela Waters
Verified Verified
Queenstown 9300
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.
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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Find Your Marbles
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Clyde 9330
Kia ora, my name is Ros. Counselling provides a safe, non-judgemental space for you to be heard and feel understood. It might not always feel like it, but you are the expert on your own life. My counselling approach seeks to work with you to explore what’s going well and what’s proving a challenge. Together, we’ll explore your values, assumptions and beliefs and create supportive, functional strategies and solutions to help you make sense of where you are right now.
Kia ora, my name is Ros. Counselling provides a safe, non-judgemental space for you to be heard and feel understood. It might not always feel like it, but you are the expert on your own life. My counselling approach seeks to work with you to explore what’s going well and what’s proving a challenge. Together, we’ll explore your values, assumptions and beliefs and create supportive, functional strategies and solutions to help you make sense of where you are right now.
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Number of Counsellors in Wanaka

10+

Average cost per session

$157

Counsellors in Wanaka who prioritize treating:

81% Anxiety
63% Stress
56% Depression
50% Trauma and PTSD
44% Self Esteem
44% Life Transitions
38% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

7 Years

How Counsellors in Wanaka see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wanaka?

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.