Therapists in Waikato

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Photo of Madhu Munasinghe, Psychologist in Waikato
Madhu Munasinghe
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Are you or your child facing mental health difficulties like depression, mental breakdown, self-harm, anxiety, anger, trauma, relationship struggles, or self-esteem issues? With my expertise and evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I can provide the support you need to overcome these challenges and regain control of your life. From emotional regulation to trauma healing, I assess and address various psychological problems such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), support in the diagnosis process of ADHD and more. Through assessment and therapy, you'll discover the tools to improve your present and embrace a brighter future
Are you or your child facing mental health difficulties like depression, mental breakdown, self-harm, anxiety, anger, trauma, relationship struggles, or self-esteem issues? With my expertise and evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I can provide the support you need to overcome these challenges and regain control of your life. From emotional regulation to trauma healing, I assess and address various psychological problems such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), support in the diagnosis process of ADHD and more. Through assessment and therapy, you'll discover the tools to improve your present and embrace a brighter future
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Dr. Adrienna Ember - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3206  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! You've made the courageous decision to address the challenges in your life. If you prefer a solution focused, accelerated therapy, I might be the right therapist for you: As a clinical psychologist, personal development strategist (life coach) & EMDR therapist, I'm committed to supporting you towards leading a more fulfilling life, in harmony with your values and aspirations. I'm also a supervisor for a wide range of professionals. My interdisciplinary & multicultural background strengthened my passion to work with people of various cultures, spiritualities, and sexual orientations. I also speak Hungarian and German.
Welcome! You've made the courageous decision to address the challenges in your life. If you prefer a solution focused, accelerated therapy, I might be the right therapist for you: As a clinical psychologist, personal development strategist (life coach) & EMDR therapist, I'm committed to supporting you towards leading a more fulfilling life, in harmony with your values and aspirations. I'm also a supervisor for a wide range of professionals. My interdisciplinary & multicultural background strengthened my passion to work with people of various cultures, spiritualities, and sexual orientations. I also speak Hungarian and German.
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Stephanie Barnett
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3216  (Online Only)
Stephanie is a New Zealand Registered Clinical Psychologist. She has a strong empathetic approach and enjoys listening to others and absorbing their stories of how they uniquely experience life. Stephanie respects people for where they are at, whether that be going through a difficult time and/or dealing with other life hurdles, acknowledging each individuals as the expert of their own lives. Stephanie has also completed a Master’s thesis in the field of mindfulness and self-compassion – specifically mindful eating. This has led to her personal interest in the influence of food intake on our mood.
Stephanie is a New Zealand Registered Clinical Psychologist. She has a strong empathetic approach and enjoys listening to others and absorbing their stories of how they uniquely experience life. Stephanie respects people for where they are at, whether that be going through a difficult time and/or dealing with other life hurdles, acknowledging each individuals as the expert of their own lives. Stephanie has also completed a Master’s thesis in the field of mindfulness and self-compassion – specifically mindful eating. This has led to her personal interest in the influence of food intake on our mood.
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Cushla Griffin
Psychologist, MA, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works with clients to explore how their feelings, actions, beliefs, and experiences impact on their day-to-day life. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients and creating goals that we can work towards together. I provide skills and strategies that support you to meet those goals, and that allow you to live a more fulfilling life.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works with clients to explore how their feelings, actions, beliefs, and experiences impact on their day-to-day life. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients and creating goals that we can work towards together. I provide skills and strategies that support you to meet those goals, and that allow you to live a more fulfilling life.
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Dr. Luis Gustavo Vechi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
I am a Brazilian national with Italian descend Clinical Psychologist. I am a full member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists and I have a Doctorate degree in Psychology. Over the past 25 years, as a Psychologist, I have been supporting people to better cope & overcome difficulties, to fulfill their potentials & vocation and to develop & cultivate a meaningful life. For more information visit my website drluisgustavovechi.co.nz. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm regards, Gustavo
I am a Brazilian national with Italian descend Clinical Psychologist. I am a full member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists and I have a Doctorate degree in Psychology. Over the past 25 years, as a Psychologist, I have been supporting people to better cope & overcome difficulties, to fulfill their potentials & vocation and to develop & cultivate a meaningful life. For more information visit my website drluisgustavovechi.co.nz. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm regards, Gustavo
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Photo of Ajita Grace Online, Counsellor in Waikato
Ajita Grace Online
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Thames 3500
I offer a safe space for you to gain clarity and insight into unhelpful patterns as well as your personal strengths. I can help you build skills to manage thoughts, emotions and behaviours and to develop strategies in navigating life's challenges and changes. Through counselling you can choose the actions that align with your deeper values and life meaning and find a sense of coming home to yourself.
I offer a safe space for you to gain clarity and insight into unhelpful patterns as well as your personal strengths. I can help you build skills to manage thoughts, emotions and behaviours and to develop strategies in navigating life's challenges and changes. Through counselling you can choose the actions that align with your deeper values and life meaning and find a sense of coming home to yourself.
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Natalie Gibbons
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
I am a UK trained Counsellor qualifying in 2006 and a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors with a demonstrated history of working in the individual and family services industry. I work with teens and adults. I am currently in private practice at Duke Street Medical Centre in Cambridge, Waikato. I am Skilled in Grief Counselling, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships and Life Transitions. I am a strong Community and Social Services Professional with an Advanced Diploma focused in Counselling and Therapy (Psychology and Practice) from Northbrook College UK.
I am a UK trained Counsellor qualifying in 2006 and a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors with a demonstrated history of working in the individual and family services industry. I work with teens and adults. I am currently in private practice at Duke Street Medical Centre in Cambridge, Waikato. I am Skilled in Grief Counselling, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships and Life Transitions. I am a strong Community and Social Services Professional with an Advanced Diploma focused in Counselling and Therapy (Psychology and Practice) from Northbrook College UK.
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Neil Micklewood Psychology
Psychologist, MA, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with clients who have challenges in their lives, are open to new approaches to managing those, and are motivated to work towards achieving change. Clients don't need to have all the answers but it is important that they are motivated to work together with me to find solutions. I enjoy working with clients who are open to exploring patterns in their thinking and behaviour, and who value the process of self growth. I particularly enjoy working with professionals and people who are able to attain achievements in their lives, but notice unhelpful life patterns which interfere with their goals or values.
I enjoy working with clients who have challenges in their lives, are open to new approaches to managing those, and are motivated to work towards achieving change. Clients don't need to have all the answers but it is important that they are motivated to work together with me to find solutions. I enjoy working with clients who are open to exploring patterns in their thinking and behaviour, and who value the process of self growth. I particularly enjoy working with professionals and people who are able to attain achievements in their lives, but notice unhelpful life patterns which interfere with their goals or values.
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Photo of Isobel Sandra Suter, Counsellor in Waikato
Isobel Sandra Suter
Counsellor
Verified Verified
I work with clients to help them clarify and resolve the issues they want to focus on. I consider it important to be able to work with clients in a way that they perceive as helpful and bring in a variety of methods. I have a particular interest in how the body holds trauma from past events such as sexual abuse, violence, lack of early safe attachment and other traumatic events and how this can be released and new memories created. I work in a holistic way and can help clients explore ways to help with anxiety and depression such as mindfulness, breathwork, meditation and yoga.
I work with clients to help them clarify and resolve the issues they want to focus on. I consider it important to be able to work with clients in a way that they perceive as helpful and bring in a variety of methods. I have a particular interest in how the body holds trauma from past events such as sexual abuse, violence, lack of early safe attachment and other traumatic events and how this can be released and new memories created. I work in a holistic way and can help clients explore ways to help with anxiety and depression such as mindfulness, breathwork, meditation and yoga.
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After the Rain - Arts Therapy online
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3204  (Online Only)
You feel so lost and defeated. You aren’t sure what exactly is wrong, just that something is just not right. Is it depression? Anxiety? You can’t even tell sometimes. You want to have control of your life again! To feel better! You don't want to be exhausted and overwhelmed and scared by everything. All. The. Time. You want peace, confidence and to know you can do hard things! Trust me, this IS possible for you!
You feel so lost and defeated. You aren’t sure what exactly is wrong, just that something is just not right. Is it depression? Anxiety? You can’t even tell sometimes. You want to have control of your life again! To feel better! You don't want to be exhausted and overwhelmed and scared by everything. All. The. Time. You want peace, confidence and to know you can do hard things! Trust me, this IS possible for you!
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Andrew Hopkins
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Your mental health can suffer for many different reasons at different stages in your life. If you are having a hard time please don't hesitate to contact me. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, work concerns, self-esteem/concept, identity, grief, decision-making, understanding yourself (self-awareness ) and others, or support to achieve goals and personal growth as well as relationships & family concerns.
Your mental health can suffer for many different reasons at different stages in your life. If you are having a hard time please don't hesitate to contact me. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, work concerns, self-esteem/concept, identity, grief, decision-making, understanding yourself (self-awareness ) and others, or support to achieve goals and personal growth as well as relationships & family concerns.
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Pathlight Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Cambridge 3434  (Online Only)
We all have things we struggle with. It is called being human. Sometimes our struggles affect our functioning, or maybe we just want life to feel a bit better than it currently does. Helping to make sense of small difficulties or massive challenges can be made easier with someone on your team to help.
We all have things we struggle with. It is called being human. Sometimes our struggles affect our functioning, or maybe we just want life to feel a bit better than it currently does. Helping to make sense of small difficulties or massive challenges can be made easier with someone on your team to help.
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Photo of Joanne Ostler in Waikato
Joanne Ostler
Verified Verified
Joanne is a professionally credentialed coach, passionate about helping people grow and make a positive impact on our world. Active as a professional coach since 2007, she has amassed a considerable portfolio of tools and approaches including those based on inner awareness, vertical development, strengths, personality profiling, enneagram, positive psychology, neuroscience, highly sensitive persons (HSP), emotional agility, stress, wellbeing and interpersonal neurobiology.
Joanne is a professionally credentialed coach, passionate about helping people grow and make a positive impact on our world. Active as a professional coach since 2007, she has amassed a considerable portfolio of tools and approaches including those based on inner awareness, vertical development, strengths, personality profiling, enneagram, positive psychology, neuroscience, highly sensitive persons (HSP), emotional agility, stress, wellbeing and interpersonal neurobiology.
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Liz Kite
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Waharoa 3474
Feeling lost or stuck? Let me help you find your way. I can walk with you on your journey with the tools and education that guided me. You will help understand yourself under the umbrella of warmth and empathy. I will help you redesign your life and start new beginnings. It may be addictions or toxic relationships or just feeling stuck. Whatever it is I will help you find your passion and self esteem in a creative way.
Feeling lost or stuck? Let me help you find your way. I can walk with you on your journey with the tools and education that guided me. You will help understand yourself under the umbrella of warmth and empathy. I will help you redesign your life and start new beginnings. It may be addictions or toxic relationships or just feeling stuck. Whatever it is I will help you find your passion and self esteem in a creative way.
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Rachel Rachmani
Psychologist
Verified Verified
I'm Rachel, an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with specialist knowledge and experience in the perinatal period. I enjoy working with women and birthing people to help them navigate the challenges of this period from conception through to about 2 years postpartum. These may include, but are not limited to, baby loss and subsequent pregnancies, birth injuries and trauma, pre and postnatal emotional distress, parent/infant attachment issues, and cry/fuss, feeding and sleep issues.
I'm Rachel, an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with specialist knowledge and experience in the perinatal period. I enjoy working with women and birthing people to help them navigate the challenges of this period from conception through to about 2 years postpartum. These may include, but are not limited to, baby loss and subsequent pregnancies, birth injuries and trauma, pre and postnatal emotional distress, parent/infant attachment issues, and cry/fuss, feeding and sleep issues.
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Kate Faulkner
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am an ACC registered trauma therapy provider. I am a therapist who has worked in the addiction recovery field since 2001. A high percentage of people suffering with addiction also have experience of trauma, and the use of substance becomes a coping strategy for managing the pain associated with trauma. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as my preferred model of therapy, I also have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodrama, Transactional Analysis and others. Each persons therapeutic journey is different, so we will work together to tailor your therapy to your specific needs to create your valued life.
I am an ACC registered trauma therapy provider. I am a therapist who has worked in the addiction recovery field since 2001. A high percentage of people suffering with addiction also have experience of trauma, and the use of substance becomes a coping strategy for managing the pain associated with trauma. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as my preferred model of therapy, I also have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodrama, Transactional Analysis and others. Each persons therapeutic journey is different, so we will work together to tailor your therapy to your specific needs to create your valued life.
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Megan Greer
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3216  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Megan is a New Zealand Registered Psychologist with 10 years experience. Originally from South Africa, Megan has worked in various clinical settings and supervision roles. Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2019, she was in private practice working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, and has since gained experience in the New Zealand forensic context.
Megan is a New Zealand Registered Psychologist with 10 years experience. Originally from South Africa, Megan has worked in various clinical settings and supervision roles. Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2019, she was in private practice working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, and has since gained experience in the New Zealand forensic context.
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Ying-Ni Huang
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3210  (Online Only)
We human beings pursue happiness and meaning in life. Sometimes, things just don’t work out even with our best efforts. We might feel like we are about to crash under pressure. We might feel isolated and lonely. We might worry to burden other people with our issues. You can come to counselling/psychotherapy to safely talk about those troubles. I can work with you to unpack the problems, painful emotions, reconnect to your strengths, increase self-understanding and make the desirable changes. Together let's get through the rough patches and sail toward your beautiful world.
We human beings pursue happiness and meaning in life. Sometimes, things just don’t work out even with our best efforts. We might feel like we are about to crash under pressure. We might feel isolated and lonely. We might worry to burden other people with our issues. You can come to counselling/psychotherapy to safely talk about those troubles. I can work with you to unpack the problems, painful emotions, reconnect to your strengths, increase self-understanding and make the desirable changes. Together let's get through the rough patches and sail toward your beautiful world.
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Violeta Gaddum
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
As part of life, we all run into unexpected surprises, stresses, and losses. We change. These transitions can have an impact on our feelings, creating sometimes physical problems and/or impairing our ability to cope. Reaching out for help can be a scary thing for many people, and I am committed to help you access the resources you need to live life with integrity and quality. As a therapist, I believe in building a warm, trusting and collaborative relationship with you so that together we can get through your difficulties, developing and expanding your confidence in reaching your goals.
As part of life, we all run into unexpected surprises, stresses, and losses. We change. These transitions can have an impact on our feelings, creating sometimes physical problems and/or impairing our ability to cope. Reaching out for help can be a scary thing for many people, and I am committed to help you access the resources you need to live life with integrity and quality. As a therapist, I believe in building a warm, trusting and collaborative relationship with you so that together we can get through your difficulties, developing and expanding your confidence in reaching your goals.
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Paula Moneypenny Counsellor
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
I work with children, young people, adults, and groups to support them to stand up to problems and develop preferred ways of being. I work with clients to identify, reflect upon, and achieve the hopes and goals that are important to them in their life and relationships. I provide professional supervision to practitioners in the fields of health and social practice (including counselling, occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery, social work, and human services etc). I believe that a collaborative, safe and respectful therapeutic relationship enhances emotion regulation and promotes self-awareness and resilience.
I work with children, young people, adults, and groups to support them to stand up to problems and develop preferred ways of being. I work with clients to identify, reflect upon, and achieve the hopes and goals that are important to them in their life and relationships. I provide professional supervision to practitioners in the fields of health and social practice (including counselling, occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery, social work, and human services etc). I believe that a collaborative, safe and respectful therapeutic relationship enhances emotion regulation and promotes self-awareness and resilience.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Waikato who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
77% Depression
72% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
67% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD
59% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Southern Cross
50% Sovereign Health
38% AIA

How Counsellors in Waikato see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Waikato?

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.