Therapists in Lower Hutt

Photo of Tessa Castree, MA, Counsellor
Tessa Castree
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower Hutt 5012
Kia ora, your problem may be new or old, it may be about work, family, relationships, self-esteem, anger, etc. Anxiety and depression may plague you and make life difficult, you may experience strange symptoms that are hard to talk about.
Kia ora, your problem may be new or old, it may be about work, family, relationships, self-esteem, anger, etc. Anxiety and depression may plague you and make life difficult, you may experience strange symptoms that are hard to talk about.
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Laura Rayner
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower Hutt 5010
Waitlist for new clients
I adopt a collaborative approach with clients to determine goals, working in a strengths based manner. The client-centred approach built on the premise that clients are the experts in their own life and possess the inherent ability to create solutions and understanding, underpins my practice. I use various modalities that fits with the specific client and their presenting issues. In this regard, I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), practice solution focused therapy (SFT), and family Systems approach.
I adopt a collaborative approach with clients to determine goals, working in a strengths based manner. The client-centred approach built on the premise that clients are the experts in their own life and possess the inherent ability to create solutions and understanding, underpins my practice. I use various modalities that fits with the specific client and their presenting issues. In this regard, I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), practice solution focused therapy (SFT), and family Systems approach.
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Claire James
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5010
I work with individuals to navigate challenges in their life that stem from a range of reasons including low mood, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, parenting and stress. My practice is non-judgemental, confidential and empathic; supporting you to create goals towards positive change that fits for you. With over 10 years experience as a mental health professional, I can provide a safe space for you to discuss your concerns, and help guide you towards improved wellbeing.
I work with individuals to navigate challenges in their life that stem from a range of reasons including low mood, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, parenting and stress. My practice is non-judgemental, confidential and empathic; supporting you to create goals towards positive change that fits for you. With over 10 years experience as a mental health professional, I can provide a safe space for you to discuss your concerns, and help guide you towards improved wellbeing.
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Felisa Roldan
Psychiatrist, MPsych, RANZCP Affiliate
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5012  (Online Only)
I am a psychiatrist with 30 years experience. Trained in the UK and NZ. Last 16 years specialised in Eating Disorders. I am also a psychotherapist experienced in individual and group therapy. I enjoy supervision which I have practised for 20 years. I enjoy working with the person on a formulation that makes sense so that we can decide on a plan going forward.
I am a psychiatrist with 30 years experience. Trained in the UK and NZ. Last 16 years specialised in Eating Disorders. I am also a psychotherapist experienced in individual and group therapy. I enjoy supervision which I have practised for 20 years. I enjoy working with the person on a formulation that makes sense so that we can decide on a plan going forward.
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Art of Therapy
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5012
I work with children and adults using Art therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Interactive Drawing Technique (IDT) with a parts approach, talk therapy, somatic methods, mindfulness and sand tray. I find these modalities, within a supportive therapeutic relationship, help people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, attachment and relationship struggles and who need to recover from traumatic experiences.
I work with children and adults using Art therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Interactive Drawing Technique (IDT) with a parts approach, talk therapy, somatic methods, mindfulness and sand tray. I find these modalities, within a supportive therapeutic relationship, help people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, attachment and relationship struggles and who need to recover from traumatic experiences.
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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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RecoverLife International
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5010
How lovely to find me, I’m Specialist Therapist Joy, and I’ve been in the industry for a decade now. I invest a lot into research, and into integrative healthcare, and am Harvard Medical School Educated. Distress doesn’t discriminate, and mental health exists for everyone. I’ve been a client and clinician in both public and private health, and both have virtues and vices, however I thrive in the diversity of being Internationally Licensed. I invest excellence back into my clients, and am highly empathic. Fascinated by how and why, and if you’re feeling scared to reach out-I felt scared when I needed help too. Quality care provided!
How lovely to find me, I’m Specialist Therapist Joy, and I’ve been in the industry for a decade now. I invest a lot into research, and into integrative healthcare, and am Harvard Medical School Educated. Distress doesn’t discriminate, and mental health exists for everyone. I’ve been a client and clinician in both public and private health, and both have virtues and vices, however I thrive in the diversity of being Internationally Licensed. I invest excellence back into my clients, and am highly empathic. Fascinated by how and why, and if you’re feeling scared to reach out-I felt scared when I needed help too. Quality care provided!
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Photo of Jade Adams, MSc, Psychologist
Jade Adams
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lower Hutt 5011
Waitlist for new clients
Kia ora, I’m Jade Adams (she/her) and I am an experienced Registered Psychologist working in private practice every Friday in Lower Hutt. I have worked for 6 years in the mental health sector with children, teenagers and their families. I have experience working with a variety of difficulties including anxiety, OCD, panic, PTSD/trauma, stress, relationship difficulties, mood difficulties and low self-esteem. I particularly enjoying working with children, teenagers and their families and young adults (18-25).
Kia ora, I’m Jade Adams (she/her) and I am an experienced Registered Psychologist working in private practice every Friday in Lower Hutt. I have worked for 6 years in the mental health sector with children, teenagers and their families. I have experience working with a variety of difficulties including anxiety, OCD, panic, PTSD/trauma, stress, relationship difficulties, mood difficulties and low self-esteem. I particularly enjoying working with children, teenagers and their families and young adults (18-25).
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Michael Burrows | Anxiety Specialists
MSc
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5010
Struggling with anxiety or stress? This could be social anxiety, health anxiety, fear of flying, panic problems or anxiety about anxiety, OCD, PTSD, or some nameless fear. You probably want to get out from the restrictions this places on your life.
Struggling with anxiety or stress? This could be social anxiety, health anxiety, fear of flying, panic problems or anxiety about anxiety, OCD, PTSD, or some nameless fear. You probably want to get out from the restrictions this places on your life.
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Julie Routier
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5012
I am a Holistic Counsellor, an Intuitive & a spiritual mentor. My spiritual awareness and my background in the field of health have benefitted my appreciation for both tangible and mystical perceptions when it comes to physical and mental wellbeing. The transformation & sacred journey I will take you on will enable you to reach wellbeing by liberating yourself from traumas, conditioning, and self-limiting beliefs rooted in past experiences that are no longer serving you. I have a nurturing, proactive & empowering approach to help you find freedom within yourself in a supportive and safe environment.
I am a Holistic Counsellor, an Intuitive & a spiritual mentor. My spiritual awareness and my background in the field of health have benefitted my appreciation for both tangible and mystical perceptions when it comes to physical and mental wellbeing. The transformation & sacred journey I will take you on will enable you to reach wellbeing by liberating yourself from traumas, conditioning, and self-limiting beliefs rooted in past experiences that are no longer serving you. I have a nurturing, proactive & empowering approach to help you find freedom within yourself in a supportive and safe environment.
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Photo of Anna Frances Nield, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Anna Frances Nield
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5010
Life unfolds relentlessly, from high-stress corporate roles to the intricate responsibilities of a parent and caring for aging parents. Drawing from diverse experiences, I offer support to help you face life's demands and implement empowering practices.
Life unfolds relentlessly, from high-stress corporate roles to the intricate responsibilities of a parent and caring for aging parents. Drawing from diverse experiences, I offer support to help you face life's demands and implement empowering practices.
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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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Maynard Gilgen
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5010
Commonly there is a range, e.g., addictions, mental health, offending, whānau dynamics, intergenerational trauma from colonisation and racist policies
Commonly there is a range, e.g., addictions, mental health, offending, whānau dynamics, intergenerational trauma from colonisation and racist policies
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Insight n Beyond
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5010
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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Mikayla Mary - Trauma Therapist
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5018  (Online Only)
Kia ora I’m Mikayla, I provide 1:1 counselling online. My philosophy is to provide you with a safe and supportive environment to unpack and uncover emotions, thoughts or experiences in your life and provide you with skills to empower you to support and maintain your wellbeing. I come from a lived experience of working through trauma and mental health challenges, these experiences enhance my practice. I understand how everyone’s journey looks different and my role is to support you to navigate your way forward.
Kia ora I’m Mikayla, I provide 1:1 counselling online. My philosophy is to provide you with a safe and supportive environment to unpack and uncover emotions, thoughts or experiences in your life and provide you with skills to empower you to support and maintain your wellbeing. I come from a lived experience of working through trauma and mental health challenges, these experiences enhance my practice. I understand how everyone’s journey looks different and my role is to support you to navigate your way forward.
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Photo of Lesli Mancktelow, MNZCCA, Counsellor
Lesli Mancktelow
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5010
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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Nicole Wijngaarden Coaching
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5018
I frequently work with the following clients - teenagers, university students, and adults. Are you feeling stuck within yourself, or your relationship with a loved one is strained and when you try and resolve it, the relationship actually gets worse rather than better? Are you feeling angry, sad or unfulfilled with your life and are ready for a positive change? I understand that challenges come up in work, in relationships, or inside of ourselves and I listen and share with you some new tools and perspectives to deal with your emotions and situations in a much more positive and helpful way.
I frequently work with the following clients - teenagers, university students, and adults. Are you feeling stuck within yourself, or your relationship with a loved one is strained and when you try and resolve it, the relationship actually gets worse rather than better? Are you feeling angry, sad or unfulfilled with your life and are ready for a positive change? I understand that challenges come up in work, in relationships, or inside of ourselves and I listen and share with you some new tools and perspectives to deal with your emotions and situations in a much more positive and helpful way.
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Regina Webb
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower Hutt 5013
Do you find your thoughts overwhelming you? Are these thoughts constantly on your mind keeping you from living your life? Through life's obstacles and challenges, there is a story. You deserved to be heard for yourself or your relationship with your loved ones. Each journey with a client is unique. I am here to listen if you are experiencing anxiety, stress, anger or depression. When past traumas or present issues create road bumps in your life, I can work collaboratively to help you make sense of it all.
Do you find your thoughts overwhelming you? Are these thoughts constantly on your mind keeping you from living your life? Through life's obstacles and challenges, there is a story. You deserved to be heard for yourself or your relationship with your loved ones. Each journey with a client is unique. I am here to listen if you are experiencing anxiety, stress, anger or depression. When past traumas or present issues create road bumps in your life, I can work collaboratively to help you make sense of it all.
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Photo of Anne Kemp, MA, MNZAC, Counsellor
Anne Kemp
Counsellor, MA, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower Hutt 5010
My focus as a counsellor is providing a safe space where you can feel free to express yourself without fear of judgment no matter what issue brought you to counselling. I understand how personal the decision to seek counselling can be, and my goal is to help you feel heard, respected, and understood throughout our journey together. In our sessions, I will listen attentively and empathize deeply with any challenges or difficulties you may be facing. Together, we will work towards a deeper understanding of your experiences and develop a plan to help you make sense of the world around you.
My focus as a counsellor is providing a safe space where you can feel free to express yourself without fear of judgment no matter what issue brought you to counselling. I understand how personal the decision to seek counselling can be, and my goal is to help you feel heard, respected, and understood throughout our journey together. In our sessions, I will listen attentively and empathize deeply with any challenges or difficulties you may be facing. Together, we will work towards a deeper understanding of your experiences and develop a plan to help you make sense of the world around you.
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Safe Space with Shagoon
MA
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5010
I am an enthusiastic, energetic and reliable individual with a wealth of experiences combined with appropriate qualifications who has been supporting individuals through general, complex and diverse issues they may experience. I believe in creative yet simple ways to bring out positive emotional, social and cognitive changes in people. I have a diverse and comprehensive educational background from the University of Adelaide and Delhi (India). I have current police checks, all my DCSI screenings. Providing E-Counselling to NRIs and Indians. In one sentence, encouraging self care, positivity and mental health is my life’s passion.
I am an enthusiastic, energetic and reliable individual with a wealth of experiences combined with appropriate qualifications who has been supporting individuals through general, complex and diverse issues they may experience. I believe in creative yet simple ways to bring out positive emotional, social and cognitive changes in people. I have a diverse and comprehensive educational background from the University of Adelaide and Delhi (India). I have current police checks, all my DCSI screenings. Providing E-Counselling to NRIs and Indians. In one sentence, encouraging self care, positivity and mental health is my life’s passion.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Lower Hutt

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Lower Hutt who prioritize treating:

77% Anxiety
73% Depression
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Self Esteem
68% Stress
50% Relationship Issues
50% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Southern Cross
100% Sovereign Health
100% AIA

How Counsellors in Lower Hutt see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lower Hutt?

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.