Therapists in Brightwater

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Evelyn Shackley
Psychotherapist, MA, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Brightwater 7022
I work with adults who struggle with relationships, bullying, alcohol, anxiety, and depression. Often my clients have been abused sexually, survived domestic violence and/or neglect in their childhood. This means clients might find it hard to be in close relationships, have a sense of 'being hollow inside', constantly worry about 'getting it wrong', find it hard to say no, be constantly busy, feel angry or frustrated at others, feel 'flat and rudderless' in life, and/or self-soothe (eg alcohol) to make life easier. I am interested in helping people process their psychobiography to feel more at peace.
I work with adults who struggle with relationships, bullying, alcohol, anxiety, and depression. Often my clients have been abused sexually, survived domestic violence and/or neglect in their childhood. This means clients might find it hard to be in close relationships, have a sense of 'being hollow inside', constantly worry about 'getting it wrong', find it hard to say no, be constantly busy, feel angry or frustrated at others, feel 'flat and rudderless' in life, and/or self-soothe (eg alcohol) to make life easier. I am interested in helping people process their psychobiography to feel more at peace.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Kelsey Goodman
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Richmond 7081
I am deeply committed to supporting individuals on their journey toward self-discovery and personal growth. With a warm and inviting approach, I create a safe space where you can freely explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
I am deeply committed to supporting individuals on their journey toward self-discovery and personal growth. With a warm and inviting approach, I create a safe space where you can freely explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
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Online Therapists

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Aims Beech
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011  (Online Only)
Kia ora I'm Aims. I am currently offering 1:1 AOD counselling and supervision online. I offer a person-centered approach to addressing substance use and supporting you to improve your life circumstances related to your goals. This involves harm reduction, relapse prevention and recovery capital - rather than the traditional abstinence approach. I am also providing supervision as a qualified DAPAANZ supervisor.
Kia ora I'm Aims. I am currently offering 1:1 AOD counselling and supervision online. I offer a person-centered approach to addressing substance use and supporting you to improve your life circumstances related to your goals. This involves harm reduction, relapse prevention and recovery capital - rather than the traditional abstinence approach. I am also providing supervision as a qualified DAPAANZ supervisor.
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Esther Saldanha
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5010
My experience with people in a range of settings such as schools, youth groups, hospital, hospice, prisons and non-governmental organisations has helped me bring acceptance, understanding, compassion & a non-judgmental approach to my practice. Clients tell me they appreciate my informal approach. People are at ease with me, nothing shocks me, you won’t be judged. I want you to leave counselling feeling enabled and empowered to believe in yourself and achieve your goals. You will get a better understanding of yourself and your situation, unpick complex issues, gain coping skills and practical strategies to manage your life better.
My experience with people in a range of settings such as schools, youth groups, hospital, hospice, prisons and non-governmental organisations has helped me bring acceptance, understanding, compassion & a non-judgmental approach to my practice. Clients tell me they appreciate my informal approach. People are at ease with me, nothing shocks me, you won’t be judged. I want you to leave counselling feeling enabled and empowered to believe in yourself and achieve your goals. You will get a better understanding of yourself and your situation, unpick complex issues, gain coping skills and practical strategies to manage your life better.
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Insight n Beyond
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
Waitlist for new clients
My main modality of work is IFS / Ego State informed EMDR. I do use Narrative and Somatic therapy within my EMDR work. I work with people on all sorts of things that life may throw up. My work challenges a lot of your thought processes while teaching you skills. While in my work talking can be involved you still have the choice of what you wish to share and what you wish to work on. All my work, is respectful of you as a person and your needs, even though it can be challenging at times. Success is the work you take away and use to help yourself. I provide psychoeducation and tools to help you. All my work is collaborative.
My main modality of work is IFS / Ego State informed EMDR. I do use Narrative and Somatic therapy within my EMDR work. I work with people on all sorts of things that life may throw up. My work challenges a lot of your thought processes while teaching you skills. While in my work talking can be involved you still have the choice of what you wish to share and what you wish to work on. All my work, is respectful of you as a person and your needs, even though it can be challenging at times. Success is the work you take away and use to help yourself. I provide psychoeducation and tools to help you. All my work is collaborative.
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Photo of Dr. Adrienne Wootton, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. Adrienne Wootton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
Waitlist for new clients
Registered Clinical Psychologist with a kind and perceptive approach. Experienced in working with adults from all walks of life. I offer expert psychological assessment and treatment that is: focused on you as a person, tailored to the ways you learn and live, and based in science. New client queries usually responded to within 7 days. Available in-person Wednesdays and Fridays. Online by arrangement Thursdays.
Registered Clinical Psychologist with a kind and perceptive approach. Experienced in working with adults from all walks of life. I offer expert psychological assessment and treatment that is: focused on you as a person, tailored to the ways you learn and live, and based in science. New client queries usually responded to within 7 days. Available in-person Wednesdays and Fridays. Online by arrangement Thursdays.
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Reachout Counselling Services
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5012  (Online Only)
I am registered as an ACC provider and I have a membership with NZCCA. I have worked as a counsellor for over 6 years and I have experience in working with people from all walks of life who are dealing with a wide range of issues. I use different models of counselling and my passion is to provide the best service to my clients.
I am registered as an ACC provider and I have a membership with NZCCA. I have worked as a counsellor for over 6 years and I have experience in working with people from all walks of life who are dealing with a wide range of issues. I use different models of counselling and my passion is to provide the best service to my clients.
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Neha Golchha
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Wellington 6021  (Online Only)
Neha is a warm and empathetic clinical psychologist with a vast range of experience across different settings in both India and New Zealand. Neha has conducted rigorous assessments and provide evidence-based interventions to help my clients across a variety of mental health difficulties. Neha has a keen interest in eating disorders, adjustment and grief reactions, stress induced problems, anxiety and depression. She is also bilingual, speaking both English and Hindi.
Neha is a warm and empathetic clinical psychologist with a vast range of experience across different settings in both India and New Zealand. Neha has conducted rigorous assessments and provide evidence-based interventions to help my clients across a variety of mental health difficulties. Neha has a keen interest in eating disorders, adjustment and grief reactions, stress induced problems, anxiety and depression. She is also bilingual, speaking both English and Hindi.
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Dr Paul Duignan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
I am both a clinical psychologist and organisation strategist. I work with individuals and organisations, including in the cross-over area between personal and professional wellbeing and career issues. I have experience in many different high-pressure organisations in many sectors: health, public, nonprofit, entrepreneurial and startups. I work face to face and online with people from all walks of life. Recent client feedback on my work: 'I was quite astounded with how spot on you were with being able to articulate what was going on for me'. I use a practical approach based on using the best current evidence about what works.
I am both a clinical psychologist and organisation strategist. I work with individuals and organisations, including in the cross-over area between personal and professional wellbeing and career issues. I have experience in many different high-pressure organisations in many sectors: health, public, nonprofit, entrepreneurial and startups. I work face to face and online with people from all walks of life. Recent client feedback on my work: 'I was quite astounded with how spot on you were with being able to articulate what was going on for me'. I use a practical approach based on using the best current evidence about what works.
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Twané Chéze-Gower
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Nelson 7010
Working with individuals who struggle with relationships, anxiety, depression, change of circumstances, low self-esteem & the challenge of every-day life, further complicated by the stress of Covid and inflation! If you'd like to improve the way you see the world and how you react to it, to help improve relationships with others as well as with yourself, then I could help.
Working with individuals who struggle with relationships, anxiety, depression, change of circumstances, low self-esteem & the challenge of every-day life, further complicated by the stress of Covid and inflation! If you'd like to improve the way you see the world and how you react to it, to help improve relationships with others as well as with yourself, then I could help.
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Adrianne Kelly Counselling
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond 7020
I create a warm and caring environment where we can explore the issues concerning you. My aim is to support you in identifying and building the life you really want, by overcoming or better managing obstacles to that vision. If you're feeling stuck in a rut and you're sick of going round in circles, let's work together and get things sorted.
I create a warm and caring environment where we can explore the issues concerning you. My aim is to support you in identifying and building the life you really want, by overcoming or better managing obstacles to that vision. If you're feeling stuck in a rut and you're sick of going round in circles, let's work together and get things sorted.
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Kelly Lawrence
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Wellington 5028  (Online Only)
So often we talk or act in ways we wouldn't choose to if we were being our authentic selves. I use a 'parts approach' to help my clients make sense of their mind and bodies. With awareness, they learn to respond to stressors in their life with more choice and freedom.
So often we talk or act in ways we wouldn't choose to if we were being our authentic selves. I use a 'parts approach' to help my clients make sense of their mind and bodies. With awareness, they learn to respond to stressors in their life with more choice and freedom.
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Jade Biason
Psychologist, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
Kia Ora! I am a Registered Psychologist providing psychological therapy in-person in New Plymouth and online (NZ & AUS wide). Find out more: www.jade-psychology.com
Kia Ora! I am a Registered Psychologist providing psychological therapy in-person in New Plymouth and online (NZ & AUS wide). Find out more: www.jade-psychology.com
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Mary-Rose Dias
MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wellington 6011
I specialise in supporting clients to improve well-being on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level and cultivate a positive and healthy relationship with themselves and others. Oftentimes my clients are navigating stressful life events, negative thoughts, habits or patterns that aren't serving them, fearful thinking and/or low self-esteem. I hold a safe space for each of my clients and empower them to welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, sensations as they are, gently with no judgement. I also support my clients to discover their strengths, passions and purpose and find meaning, joy and happiness in their lives.
I specialise in supporting clients to improve well-being on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level and cultivate a positive and healthy relationship with themselves and others. Oftentimes my clients are navigating stressful life events, negative thoughts, habits or patterns that aren't serving them, fearful thinking and/or low self-esteem. I hold a safe space for each of my clients and empower them to welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, sensations as they are, gently with no judgement. I also support my clients to discover their strengths, passions and purpose and find meaning, joy and happiness in their lives.
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Ashley Raju (Maharani Movement)
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Wellington 6023  (Online Only)
Kia ora, Ni sa Bula Vinaka and Namaste, I’m Ashley. I use an anti-oppressive, holistic, trauma-informed lens centered around those most impacted by patriarchy, sexism, misogyny, and colonization. I support women, femmes, and non-binary people of color through identity struggles, cultural assimilation, and trauma including racial, intergenerational, and sexual. I use Indigenous wellness models and trauma-informed yoga to foster healing and provide strategies for nervous system regulation & body reconnection. My focus is on easing anxiety, depression, sensory overwhelm, and a deeper understanding for highly sensitive people.
Kia ora, Ni sa Bula Vinaka and Namaste, I’m Ashley. I use an anti-oppressive, holistic, trauma-informed lens centered around those most impacted by patriarchy, sexism, misogyny, and colonization. I support women, femmes, and non-binary people of color through identity struggles, cultural assimilation, and trauma including racial, intergenerational, and sexual. I use Indigenous wellness models and trauma-informed yoga to foster healing and provide strategies for nervous system regulation & body reconnection. My focus is on easing anxiety, depression, sensory overwhelm, and a deeper understanding for highly sensitive people.
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Karearea Counselling
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Motueka 7196
Kia ora, my name is Glen, I'm a fully qualified therapist with extensive training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) with IFSCA and have become part of their training team. I know it can be hard to find the right therapist. You are inviting someone into your inner world and that requires the courage to be vulnerable. It is a privilege to be part of my clients' journeys, it is sacred to me, and I value the opportunity greatly. Your courage to reach out and be vulnerable will be met safely and with respect, a space to be seen, heard and understood. A space where healing can happen.
Kia ora, my name is Glen, I'm a fully qualified therapist with extensive training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) with IFSCA and have become part of their training team. I know it can be hard to find the right therapist. You are inviting someone into your inner world and that requires the courage to be vulnerable. It is a privilege to be part of my clients' journeys, it is sacred to me, and I value the opportunity greatly. Your courage to reach out and be vulnerable will be met safely and with respect, a space to be seen, heard and understood. A space where healing can happen.
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Nigel Guy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wellington 6011
Tēnā koe, I'm Nigel. I'm an ACT, CBT and EMDR therapist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington and online. I identify as queer and use he/him/his pronouns. Whether you’re looking to learn new skills and strategies, heal from trauma, or seeking a listening ear, I have the experience and expertise to help. Establishing an open and affirming space is really important to me and I value developing therapeutic relationships. I work with people aged 16 years and over. I enjoy hiking, sharing good food with friends and adding to my ever-growing collection of ceramics.
Tēnā koe, I'm Nigel. I'm an ACT, CBT and EMDR therapist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington and online. I identify as queer and use he/him/his pronouns. Whether you’re looking to learn new skills and strategies, heal from trauma, or seeking a listening ear, I have the experience and expertise to help. Establishing an open and affirming space is really important to me and I value developing therapeutic relationships. I work with people aged 16 years and over. I enjoy hiking, sharing good food with friends and adding to my ever-growing collection of ceramics.
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Lesli Mancktelow
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
My role as a counsellor is to help you to get on the path to bring about the changes you wish to make in your life. I believe in listening to, valuing and honouring people and the path they walk in life. I am available to meet with you to discuss and talk through anything that is concerning you, or that you would like to see different in your life. An initial counselling session will enable you to discuss with me what you want to achieve during the counselling process. It will also help me to gain a bigger picture of who you are, so together we can work out how you will bring the changes you seek to make.
My role as a counsellor is to help you to get on the path to bring about the changes you wish to make in your life. I believe in listening to, valuing and honouring people and the path they walk in life. I am available to meet with you to discuss and talk through anything that is concerning you, or that you would like to see different in your life. An initial counselling session will enable you to discuss with me what you want to achieve during the counselling process. It will also help me to gain a bigger picture of who you are, so together we can work out how you will bring the changes you seek to make.
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Kimberley Sutherland
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5012
If grief or loss, have lead you to this page, you may currently find yourself in a state of exhaustion or despair. However painful your emotions, there exists a pathway towards integration and healing. If you are seeking relief from pain of loss, my professional expertise is dedicated to help you process your past and rediscover a sense of wholeness.
If grief or loss, have lead you to this page, you may currently find yourself in a state of exhaustion or despair. However painful your emotions, there exists a pathway towards integration and healing. If you are seeking relief from pain of loss, my professional expertise is dedicated to help you process your past and rediscover a sense of wholeness.
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Arran Milne
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
I am a Clinical Psychologist who enjoys working with people of all ages, genders and difficulties. I particularly enjoy working with young people and young adults who are struggling with their mental health in our challenging world.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who enjoys working with people of all ages, genders and difficulties. I particularly enjoy working with young people and young adults who are struggling with their mental health in our challenging world.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Brightwater

< 10

Counsellors in Brightwater who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Bereavement
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Other

Average years in practice

13 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Brightwater see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Brightwater?

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.