Therapists in Paraparaumu

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Dolly Young
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
My passion is to help you to experience the Life-changing, Affirming and Powerful benefits of Counselling /Therapy services. Together we can discuss which specific modalities will best suit your current needs and look at ways I can best support you in moving forward and living your best life, freeing you from whatever has been holding you back! Along the way you gain awareness and insights, learn new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving, become empowered and in control of your own life! You will learn new skills and develop new resources that you will be able to call on for the rest of your life.
My passion is to help you to experience the Life-changing, Affirming and Powerful benefits of Counselling /Therapy services. Together we can discuss which specific modalities will best suit your current needs and look at ways I can best support you in moving forward and living your best life, freeing you from whatever has been holding you back! Along the way you gain awareness and insights, learn new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving, become empowered and in control of your own life! You will learn new skills and develop new resources that you will be able to call on for the rest of your life.
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Julie Forsey Somatic Therapy
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
I welcome adult clients for help with stress, anxiety and past trauma. Somatic therapies involve less talking and more awareness of sensations and emotions in the body, as well as any movements or gestures that may arise. As a retired medical doctor, I have good understanding of how stress influences the body, and can help you to release some of the effects of past traumas. The benefits of more awareness of your body experience can include more capacity and resilience in your life, as well as more ease and connection.
I welcome adult clients for help with stress, anxiety and past trauma. Somatic therapies involve less talking and more awareness of sensations and emotions in the body, as well as any movements or gestures that may arise. As a retired medical doctor, I have good understanding of how stress influences the body, and can help you to release some of the effects of past traumas. The benefits of more awareness of your body experience can include more capacity and resilience in your life, as well as more ease and connection.
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Annie Broadbent
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
I believe very strongly that we all have the power within ourselves to live the best lives we can. My aim is to help you with whatever you bring into the room. With an open mind and the skills I have I can help you move forward in your life to a happier place.
I believe very strongly that we all have the power within ourselves to live the best lives we can. My aim is to help you with whatever you bring into the room. With an open mind and the skills I have I can help you move forward in your life to a happier place.
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Victoria Smith Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
I have helped thousands of people with Depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I treat each person as the unique person they are and we work together to figure out what is required. Sometimes people need help navigating through grief through loss or through fertility issues or illness and I can help with that. Sometimes couples want help to ensure their communication is improved, or help with navigating post separation arrangements with for their children. I am a firm believer in the benefits of Yoga and Meditation but do not push this on to clients if they do not wish to use these tools.
I have helped thousands of people with Depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I treat each person as the unique person they are and we work together to figure out what is required. Sometimes people need help navigating through grief through loss or through fertility issues or illness and I can help with that. Sometimes couples want help to ensure their communication is improved, or help with navigating post separation arrangements with for their children. I am a firm believer in the benefits of Yoga and Meditation but do not push this on to clients if they do not wish to use these tools.
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Laressa Lynch
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
Not accepting new clients
I’m on maternity leave from July until February 2025. Kia Ora! I see clients on line and in person at my office in Raumati South. I have 10 years experience working as a counsellor. I am particularly interested in working with clients who are motivated to live their best life, reach their goals, and recognise their agency and responsibility for creating a life they are proud of.
I’m on maternity leave from July until February 2025. Kia Ora! I see clients on line and in person at my office in Raumati South. I have 10 years experience working as a counsellor. I am particularly interested in working with clients who are motivated to live their best life, reach their goals, and recognise their agency and responsibility for creating a life they are proud of.
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Sue O'Hagan Counselling
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
I offer in person counselling in Kāpiti or online counselling throughout New Zealand to adults and adolescents. I am flexible in my approach, which is individualised for you depending on your current needs. I work in a client centred, collaborative way where we meet together as equals working to satisfy the outcome that you desire, respecting your values, beliefs and uniqueness. We will work together and at a pace that works for you enabling you to heal and move forward to your wholeness - of what is already there. I believe that we can find solutions to your difficulties using the strength and resources that you have within you.
I offer in person counselling in Kāpiti or online counselling throughout New Zealand to adults and adolescents. I am flexible in my approach, which is individualised for you depending on your current needs. I work in a client centred, collaborative way where we meet together as equals working to satisfy the outcome that you desire, respecting your values, beliefs and uniqueness. We will work together and at a pace that works for you enabling you to heal and move forward to your wholeness - of what is already there. I believe that we can find solutions to your difficulties using the strength and resources that you have within you.
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Jacinda Shailer Psychology
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paraparaumu 5032
Not accepting new clients
I aim to meet people where they are at, working alongside them in a collaborative way, to help them overcome their mental health challenges and improve their wellbeing. My approach is empathetic, warm and non-judgemental. I work flexibly and collaboratively with my clients and believe in tailoring therapy to meet their individual needs based on the evidence as well as my own experience and training. As such, I often work in an integrative way, drawing on a range of different therapeutic techniques and models in my work including CBT, ACT, and EMDR.
I aim to meet people where they are at, working alongside them in a collaborative way, to help them overcome their mental health challenges and improve their wellbeing. My approach is empathetic, warm and non-judgemental. I work flexibly and collaboratively with my clients and believe in tailoring therapy to meet their individual needs based on the evidence as well as my own experience and training. As such, I often work in an integrative way, drawing on a range of different therapeutic techniques and models in my work including CBT, ACT, and EMDR.
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Alana Malloy
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
Waitlist for new clients
I am a warm and empathetic clinical psychologist who works with a range of presenting difficulties. My aim is to provide a service tailored to each individual and their goals. I have a special interest in eating disorders, and gender readiness assessments and transition support.
I am a warm and empathetic clinical psychologist who works with a range of presenting difficulties. My aim is to provide a service tailored to each individual and their goals. I have a special interest in eating disorders, and gender readiness assessments and transition support.
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Iain Saunders
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
Available for coaching and personal development planning, stress management coaching for individuals and teams, development of team performance through psychology. Specialist in high performance mental skills and mental skills development generally.
Available for coaching and personal development planning, stress management coaching for individuals and teams, development of team performance through psychology. Specialist in high performance mental skills and mental skills development generally.
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Bethany Resink Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
Hello, I'm Bethany. I enjoy helping others and feel honoured to be part of a client's journey towards healing, freedom and becoming a more authentic and healthier version of themselves. I have experience working individually, with couples and groups. I provide a safe, accepting and affirming environment where growth, insight and discovery are nurtured.
Hello, I'm Bethany. I enjoy helping others and feel honoured to be part of a client's journey towards healing, freedom and becoming a more authentic and healthier version of themselves. I have experience working individually, with couples and groups. I provide a safe, accepting and affirming environment where growth, insight and discovery are nurtured.
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Tertia Catherine Myers
Psychologist, MA, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
Waitlist for new clients
I work with people who are experiencing everyday issues as well as people who are struggling with more complex mental health issues. Sometimes there isn't something "wrong", but things don't feel okay or "right". Sometimes we know what we should say or do, but find ourselves doing or saying something opposite to what we intended. Sometimes we think that we know ourselves or someone else and then realise that we really don't. I'm here to help you accept who you are and the ways that you are. Through self-acceptance many challenges can be overcome.
I work with people who are experiencing everyday issues as well as people who are struggling with more complex mental health issues. Sometimes there isn't something "wrong", but things don't feel okay or "right". Sometimes we know what we should say or do, but find ourselves doing or saying something opposite to what we intended. Sometimes we think that we know ourselves or someone else and then realise that we really don't. I'm here to help you accept who you are and the ways that you are. Through self-acceptance many challenges can be overcome.
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Moira Howson
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
Moira has worked with adolescents and adults, helping them with a range of presentations including anxiety, phobias, depression (low mood), grief and loss, trauma, relationship issues, transitions in life, work-stress/burnout and managing ADHD. Moira has a MSocSci (Org. Psych) and a MHSc (Hons)/PGDip in Counselling Psychology. She is a Registered Counselling Psychologist with the NZ Psychologists Board and is a member of the NZ Psychological Society. She offers online consultations to clients across New Zealand and is available to see clients in person on Auckland's North Shore.
Moira has worked with adolescents and adults, helping them with a range of presentations including anxiety, phobias, depression (low mood), grief and loss, trauma, relationship issues, transitions in life, work-stress/burnout and managing ADHD. Moira has a MSocSci (Org. Psych) and a MHSc (Hons)/PGDip in Counselling Psychology. She is a Registered Counselling Psychologist with the NZ Psychologists Board and is a member of the NZ Psychological Society. She offers online consultations to clients across New Zealand and is available to see clients in person on Auckland's North Shore.
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Insight n Beyond
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
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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Anne Kemp
Counsellor, MA, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paraparaumu 5032
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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Nicole Wijngaarden Coaching
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
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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Are you a counsellor?
Counsellor
Not Verified Not Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
Dear Counselling Professionals! Welcome to Psychology Today's Counselling Directory. Clients are looking for your help. Be the first to join us in your area. Click on the 'sign up' link above, and join us today.
Dear Counselling Professionals! Welcome to Psychology Today's Counselling Directory. Clients are looking for your help. Be the first to join us in your area. Click on the 'sign up' link above, and join us today.
Iain H Saunders
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
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Prue Gaye Burbidge
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
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Naomi Carleton
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Paekakariki 5032  (Online Only)
Naomi is an Australian and NZ registered psychologist with 18 years experience working with adults, adolescents and children. Naomi is known for her warmth, understanding and approachability. She enjoys supporting and working alongside her clients to improve their quality of life and help them achieve their own personal goals.
Naomi is an Australian and NZ registered psychologist with 18 years experience working with adults, adolescents and children. Naomi is known for her warmth, understanding and approachability. She enjoys supporting and working alongside her clients to improve their quality of life and help them achieve their own personal goals.
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Online Therapists

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O'Donis Person
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wellington 6011
O'Donis is not currently accepting new clients. I have helped hundreds of individuals throughout my decade of experience in mental health navigate releasing and changing unuseful behavioral patterns.
O'Donis is not currently accepting new clients. I have helped hundreds of individuals throughout my decade of experience in mental health navigate releasing and changing unuseful behavioral patterns.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Paraparaumu

10+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in Paraparaumu who prioritize treating:

78% Anxiety
67% Depression
56% Relationship Issues
56% Self Esteem
50% Trauma and PTSD
50% Divorce
50% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Southern Cross
100% Sovereign Health
100% AIA

How Counsellors in Paraparaumu see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male
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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.