Online Counselling for Waikato

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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!
021 877 214 View 021 877 214
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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.
0800 627 003 x18 View 0800 627 003 x18
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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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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.
021 199 6774 View 021 199 6774
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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.
0800 627 003 x53 View 0800 627 003 x53
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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.
0800 627 003 x90 View 0800 627 003 x90
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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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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.
0800 627 003 x85 View 0800 627 003 x85
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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.
0800 327 477 View 0800 327 477
Photo of Cushla Griffin, MA, NZPsS Member, Psychologist
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.
0800 447 359 x10 View 0800 447 359 x10
Photo of Rachel Deborah Benmayor, MSc, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Rachel Deborah Benmayor
Counsellor, MSc, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
I work with those people who are seeking relief from symptoms of depression and anxiety, those who are being challenged by relationship issues or would like to explore more meaningful connection to themselves. We are often lost in the business of family and work and lose sight of what we need or want most from life. I can help you rediscover those aspects. Often it is loneliness or isolation caused by life circumstances or trauma and of course the ever present world situation of Covid 19 which we have to negotiate now.
I work with those people who are seeking relief from symptoms of depression and anxiety, those who are being challenged by relationship issues or would like to explore more meaningful connection to themselves. We are often lost in the business of family and work and lose sight of what we need or want most from life. I can help you rediscover those aspects. Often it is loneliness or isolation caused by life circumstances or trauma and of course the ever present world situation of Covid 19 which we have to negotiate now.
0800 627 050 x76 View 0800 627 050 x76
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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.
0800 627 003 x24 View 0800 627 003 x24
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.
0800 627 004 x63 View 0800 627 004 x63
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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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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.
0800 627 004 x85 View 0800 627 004 x85
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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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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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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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Photo of Rachel Almeida, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
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 .
0800 447 264 x78 View 0800 447 264 x78

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Online Counsellors

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.