Female Therapists in Waikato

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Vicky Finlayson
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Cambridge 3434  (Online Only)
Offering Professional Supervision and Counselling. As a Professional Supervisor I have a passion for supporting professionals to prevent burn out and overloading.
Offering Professional Supervision and Counselling. As a Professional Supervisor I have a passion for supporting professionals to prevent burn out and overloading.
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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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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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Melanie Lake
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Seeking psychological help is a courageous step and I strive to make it understandable and effective for clients. Please feel free to email me. I tend to work in a transparent manner, explaining what we do and why, to increase your insight and engagement. A good “fit” between client and psychologist is key, and I would encourage you to look until you find that. I primarily offer Clinical Psychology assessment and therapy for the issues a client is experiencing, offering evidence-based strategies and coping skills. There are times when self-help, a good website, or a proven therapy book (bibliotherapy) will be what I advise too.
Seeking psychological help is a courageous step and I strive to make it understandable and effective for clients. Please feel free to email me. I tend to work in a transparent manner, explaining what we do and why, to increase your insight and engagement. A good “fit” between client and psychologist is key, and I would encourage you to look until you find that. I primarily offer Clinical Psychology assessment and therapy for the issues a client is experiencing, offering evidence-based strategies and coping skills. There are times when self-help, a good website, or a proven therapy book (bibliotherapy) will be what I advise too.
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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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Lilian Teresa Jennings
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Thames 3500
I love working with families and individuals are experiencing difficulties in life. People who are searching for meaning to life and wanting to achieve their full potential in life. Individuals searching for answers or questions in regard to Grief and Loss, Spiritually and Christianity, Spiritual abuse are welcome.
I love working with families and individuals are experiencing difficulties in life. People who are searching for meaning to life and wanting to achieve their full potential in life. Individuals searching for answers or questions in regard to Grief and Loss, Spiritually and Christianity, Spiritual abuse are welcome.
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Miriam Wood
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stress, worry, burn-out, low mood, health challenges, sleep problems and grief can all impact on how we live and enjoy our lives. I'm Miriam, a health psychologist with well over a decade of clinical experience. I get to know my clients, their struggles and their strengths and work with them to help improve their well-being. I bring kindness and humour to my sessions (and the occasional F-bomb if that works for my clients!). I love using and sharing psychology strategies with my clients. I am based in Cambridge in the Waikato; I can see people in person or via Zoom.
Stress, worry, burn-out, low mood, health challenges, sleep problems and grief can all impact on how we live and enjoy our lives. I'm Miriam, a health psychologist with well over a decade of clinical experience. I get to know my clients, their struggles and their strengths and work with them to help improve their well-being. I bring kindness and humour to my sessions (and the occasional F-bomb if that works for my clients!). I love using and sharing psychology strategies with my clients. I am based in Cambridge in the Waikato; I can see people in person or via Zoom.
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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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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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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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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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Clare Baker
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3214  (Online Only)
I worked as a mental health counselor for 5 years and am now in private practice. I work only with women and the majority of my work these days is ACC sensitive claims counseling with women who have experienced sexual abuse/assault. My professional focus is trauma education and recovery. I offer 50 minute sessions via Zoom I'm listed with Winz as a counseling supplier if you need funding for sessions.
I worked as a mental health counselor for 5 years and am now in private practice. I work only with women and the majority of my work these days is ACC sensitive claims counseling with women who have experienced sexual abuse/assault. My professional focus is trauma education and recovery. I offer 50 minute sessions via Zoom I'm listed with Winz as a counseling supplier if you need funding for sessions.
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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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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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Rachel Almeida
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton 3206  (Online Only)
Kia Ora! I'm Rachel a registered counsellor specialising in working with young people. I have worked in numerous roles with my most recent one being a counsellor in schools . My approach to counselling is to empower young people to see the strengths that lie within them and walk alongside them on their journey to be the best versions of themselves .
Kia Ora! I'm Rachel a registered counsellor specialising in working with young people. I have worked in numerous roles with my most recent one being a counsellor in schools . My approach to counselling is to empower young people to see the strengths that lie within them and walk alongside them on their journey to be the best versions of themselves .
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Bridget Jelley
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3210  (Online Only)
I work with professionals in the workplace who are looking for support in the areas of: stress, burnout, mental health, wellbeing performance and leadership. My clients are typically looking for a coaching psychologist to collaborate with to achieve their professional and personal goals.
I work with professionals in the workplace who are looking for support in the areas of: stress, burnout, mental health, wellbeing performance and leadership. My clients are typically looking for a coaching psychologist to collaborate with to achieve their professional and personal goals.
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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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Amanda Ueckermann
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
My name is Amanda Ueckermann and I am a registered Counselling Psychologist with the New Zealand Board of Psychologists. My aim is to help clients to address the difficulties and challenges in their lives by providing a safe and confidential context to work from.
My name is Amanda Ueckermann and I am a registered Counselling Psychologist with the New Zealand Board of Psychologists. My aim is to help clients to address the difficulties and challenges in their lives by providing a safe and confidential context to work from.
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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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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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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.