Therapists in Upper Hutt

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Amanda Moore
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Upper Hutt 5019
Many people reach a point where they need professional help. They may describe themselves as 'stuck' or bewildered or fearful. For many adults seeking therapy, their repetitive behaviour patterns are causing real distress. The issues may centre in their work, their homes or their own fears and worries. When we realise that we may benefit from non judgmental help this is the first step to change for us. Anxiety and low mood frequently develop in response to challenges and worry. I can help you to prioritise, balance your life and respond in a sustainable way to what is making life so hard.
Many people reach a point where they need professional help. They may describe themselves as 'stuck' or bewildered or fearful. For many adults seeking therapy, their repetitive behaviour patterns are causing real distress. The issues may centre in their work, their homes or their own fears and worries. When we realise that we may benefit from non judgmental help this is the first step to change for us. Anxiety and low mood frequently develop in response to challenges and worry. I can help you to prioritise, balance your life and respond in a sustainable way to what is making life so hard.
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Kay Riddler Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Hutt 5018
Waitlist for new clients
I am an authentic and empathic therapist using a person-centered and strengths-based approach, my work is eclectic; weaving together various models to meet need.
I am an authentic and empathic therapist using a person-centered and strengths-based approach, my work is eclectic; weaving together various models to meet need.
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Mikayla Mary - Trauma Therapist
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Upper 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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Leah Foxcroft
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Upper Hutt 5018
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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Claire James
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Upper Hutt 5018
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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Insight n Beyond
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Upper Hutt 5018
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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Madi Jones
Psychologist, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Upper Hutt 5018
Waitlist for new clients
Kia ora, I'm Madi and I am a registered clinical psychologist working in private practice on Thursdays and Fridays out of my office in Wellington. I enjoy working with teenagers and young adults, and have particular interests in post-traumatic stress and disordered eating and body image concerns. I currently work at a Te Whatu Ora service for tamariki, rangatahi and whanau, and also with a private eating disorder service.
Kia ora, I'm Madi and I am a registered clinical psychologist working in private practice on Thursdays and Fridays out of my office in Wellington. I enjoy working with teenagers and young adults, and have particular interests in post-traumatic stress and disordered eating and body image concerns. I currently work at a Te Whatu Ora service for tamariki, rangatahi and whanau, and also with a private eating disorder service.
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Nicole Wijngaarden Coaching
Verified Verified
Upper Hutt 5019
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?
Psychologist
Not Verified Not Verified
Upper Hutt 5018
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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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Kelly Redman
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Porirua 5024
I have experience working with people who are on their healing journey from childhood harm, adult sexual assault and domestic violence. I support people to through a non-judgmental and trauma-informed approach. I will support you to understand what has happened, and plan a life forward that can be full of purpose. I also supervise clinicians in their practice. As a Community Psychologist, I take a ecological approach, meaning we look at more than just the individual. I also work with clinicians who are having difficulties in their current work related to their own history of trauma.
I have experience working with people who are on their healing journey from childhood harm, adult sexual assault and domestic violence. I support people to through a non-judgmental and trauma-informed approach. I will support you to understand what has happened, and plan a life forward that can be full of purpose. I also supervise clinicians in their practice. As a Community Psychologist, I take a ecological approach, meaning we look at more than just the individual. I also work with clinicians who are having difficulties in their current work related to their own history of trauma.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Number of Counsellors in Upper Hutt

< 10

Counsellors in Upper Hutt who prioritize treating:

78% Anxiety
78% Peer Relationships
78% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Depression
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Upper Hutt see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only
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How can I find a therapist in Upper Hutt?

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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.