Female Therapists in Lower Hutt, WG

Photo of Esther Saldanha, MCouns, MNZAC, Counsellor
Esther Saldanha
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5010
My experience with people in a range of settings such as schools, youth groups, hospital, hospice, prisons and non-governmental organisations has helped me bring acceptance, understanding, compassion & a non-judgmental approach to my practice. Clients tell me they appreciate my informal approach. People are at ease with me, nothing shocks me, you won’t be judged. I want you to leave counselling feeling enabled and empowered to believe in yourself and achieve your goals. You will get a better understanding of yourself and your situation, unpick complex issues, gain coping skills and practical strategies to manage your life better.
My experience with people in a range of settings such as schools, youth groups, hospital, hospice, prisons and non-governmental organisations has helped me bring acceptance, understanding, compassion & a non-judgmental approach to my practice. Clients tell me they appreciate my informal approach. People are at ease with me, nothing shocks me, you won’t be judged. I want you to leave counselling feeling enabled and empowered to believe in yourself and achieve your goals. You will get a better understanding of yourself and your situation, unpick complex issues, gain coping skills and practical strategies to manage your life better.
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Claire James
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5010
I work with individuals to navigate challenges in their life that could include: low mood, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, prenatal and postnatal wellbeing, women's health, parenting and stress. My practice is non-judgmental, 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 could include: low mood, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, prenatal and postnatal wellbeing, women's health, parenting and stress. My practice is non-judgmental, 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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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 Kimberley Sutherland, MSc, Psychologist
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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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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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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Photo of Ffyona Anne Matthews - Art of Therapy, MA, AThR, Counsellor
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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Photo of Laura Rayner, MNZAC, Counsellor
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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Photo of Therapist A Joy - RecoverLife International, PhD, Psychotherapist
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 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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Photo of Sabina Chengetai Larsen - Reachout Counselling Services, NZCCA, Counsellor
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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Photo of Leah Foxcroft, MNZAC, Counsellor
Leah Foxcroft
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5012
People who come to see me are usually experiencing grief, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety or anger. Some have experienced past abuse and have a history of trauma. We relate much of this to their early relationship experiences. By working through these attachment issues, we learn how to better regulate extreme emotions.
People who come to see me are usually experiencing grief, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety or anger. Some have experienced past abuse and have a history of trauma. We relate much of this to their early relationship experiences. By working through these attachment issues, we learn how to better regulate extreme emotions.
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Photo of Sally Green - Insight n Beyond, MCouns, MNZAC, Counsellor
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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Photo of Mikayla Mary Johnston - Mikayla Mary - Trauma Therapist , NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
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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Photo of Shagoon Maurya - Safe Space with Shagoon, MA
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.
0800 627 004 x55 View 0800 627 004 x55
Photo of Patricia Pataki, MSc, PBANZ, Psychotherapist
Patricia Pataki
Psychotherapist, MSc, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5010
I am a registered Psychotherapist offering short-term and long-term psychotherapy for adults, children and young people. I am able to provide safe and effective counselling, whether you have a diagnosis (such as Generalised Anxiety, ADHD etc.) or not.
I am a registered Psychotherapist offering short-term and long-term psychotherapy for adults, children and young people. I am able to provide safe and effective counselling, whether you have a diagnosis (such as Generalised Anxiety, ADHD etc.) or not.
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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.