Therapists in Wellington

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Arran Milne
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
I am a Clinical Psychologist who enjoys working with people of all ages, genders and difficulties. I particularly enjoy working with young people and young adults who are struggling with their mental health in our challenging world.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who enjoys working with people of all ages, genders and difficulties. I particularly enjoy working with young people and young adults who are struggling with their mental health in our challenging world.
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Clare Hiroti
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
I work with trauma, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, life changes. I also work with relationship issues and parenting issues. EMDR trained.
I work with trauma, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, life changes. I also work with relationship issues and parenting issues. EMDR trained.
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Kennett Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
I welcome people looking for support to work through concerns impacting their lives. People who are having difficulties in their relationships, whether that's at home, at work or at play. Therapy provides support, thought and perspective, and a safe place to unpack whatever is on your heart or mind. I offer a place for your concerns to be taken seriously. With compassion, curiosity and patience, we can sit together and consider what is possible.
I welcome people looking for support to work through concerns impacting their lives. People who are having difficulties in their relationships, whether that's at home, at work or at play. Therapy provides support, thought and perspective, and a safe place to unpack whatever is on your heart or mind. I offer a place for your concerns to be taken seriously. With compassion, curiosity and patience, we can sit together and consider what is possible.
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Mind Matters Most - Sander Sollie
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
Whether you’re interested in personal development and change, organizing and exploring group dynamics or learning and training, you might just have found what you were looking for. There is a way to overcome any problem and a personalised approach guided by excellent clinical skills, is the best and most effective way to reach that goal. Improve your performance, quit smoking, lose weight, lift your mood, face your challenges, reduce anxiety and help yourself to become who you want to be.
Whether you’re interested in personal development and change, organizing and exploring group dynamics or learning and training, you might just have found what you were looking for. There is a way to overcome any problem and a personalised approach guided by excellent clinical skills, is the best and most effective way to reach that goal. Improve your performance, quit smoking, lose weight, lift your mood, face your challenges, reduce anxiety and help yourself to become who you want to be.
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Louise Edwards
Psychologist, PsychD, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
At times we can all feel overwhelmed by challenging emotions such as anxiety, sadness, or anger. My work involves helping people to change, grow and heal, allowing them the freedom to live the life they want to live. I am friendly and warm, with a flexible and integrative style to psychological support and believe that it is a privilege to hear people’s stories and work alongside them to make sense of things during difficult times. Change is possible, let me help you to work towards having the freedom to live the life you would like to live.
At times we can all feel overwhelmed by challenging emotions such as anxiety, sadness, or anger. My work involves helping people to change, grow and heal, allowing them the freedom to live the life they want to live. I am friendly and warm, with a flexible and integrative style to psychological support and believe that it is a privilege to hear people’s stories and work alongside them to make sense of things during difficult times. Change is possible, let me help you to work towards having the freedom to live the life you would like to live.
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Bridget Leary
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
Not accepting new clients
Kia ora, my name is Bridget (she/her), and I am a therapist based in Wellington. I approach counselling as a collaborative process where we will talk about what is most important to you and work to find ways for you to re-claim your life from the problems you may be faced with. I hold the assumption that people have many skills, abilities, beliefs, and values that can help them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives.
Kia ora, my name is Bridget (she/her), and I am a therapist based in Wellington. I approach counselling as a collaborative process where we will talk about what is most important to you and work to find ways for you to re-claim your life from the problems you may be faced with. I hold the assumption that people have many skills, abilities, beliefs, and values that can help them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives.
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Tetteh Lomotey (Anansi Consulting)
MSc
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
Kia Ora! Ko Tetteh tōku ingoa. Nō Ghana ōku tīpuna. I’m a native of Newark, New Jersey (USA) and relocated to Wellington, Aotearoa in 2021 where I currently reside. I specialize in comprehensive, evidence-based support for diverse concerns like anxiety, depression, PTSD, racial trauma, & addiction. I'm also deeply committed to fostering inclusivity and addressing issues of racism, discrimination, and belonging. My psycho-social, holistic, & trauma-informed approach ensures personalized care. Having also worked extensively in the criminal justice field, I bring a wealth of knowledge to guide individuals towards their healing journey.
Kia Ora! Ko Tetteh tōku ingoa. Nō Ghana ōku tīpuna. I’m a native of Newark, New Jersey (USA) and relocated to Wellington, Aotearoa in 2021 where I currently reside. I specialize in comprehensive, evidence-based support for diverse concerns like anxiety, depression, PTSD, racial trauma, & addiction. I'm also deeply committed to fostering inclusivity and addressing issues of racism, discrimination, and belonging. My psycho-social, holistic, & trauma-informed approach ensures personalized care. Having also worked extensively in the criminal justice field, I bring a wealth of knowledge to guide individuals towards their healing journey.
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Judy Dunce
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Wellington 6037
Kia ora, I offer therapy to help you to overcome difficult experiences in the past to help you towards a better future? I have experience in supporting people who are experiencing stress related to their childhood, or current specific events. There is no better time to start working towards change in your life.
Kia ora, I offer therapy to help you to overcome difficult experiences in the past to help you towards a better future? I have experience in supporting people who are experiencing stress related to their childhood, or current specific events. There is no better time to start working towards change in your life.
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Maya Crawley
Psychologist, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
I am an experienced and compassionate Psychologist specialised in wellbeing, stress, career issues and burnout. I walk alongside people from all walks of life to navigate challenges, find peace of mind, and success according to their own personally defined standards. I have worked with people from all works of life. from senior leaders in the public sector, to entrepreneurs, school leavers, and those looking to feel more confident in themselves or find new direction. I am especially passionate about working with people in creative fields, high performing professionals, and small business owners.
I am an experienced and compassionate Psychologist specialised in wellbeing, stress, career issues and burnout. I walk alongside people from all walks of life to navigate challenges, find peace of mind, and success according to their own personally defined standards. I have worked with people from all works of life. from senior leaders in the public sector, to entrepreneurs, school leavers, and those looking to feel more confident in themselves or find new direction. I am especially passionate about working with people in creative fields, high performing professionals, and small business owners.
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Dan Jackson
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
Waitlist for new clients
Hi my name is Dan Jackson. I got into counselling for two reasons: Firstly, to help people grow into their fullest and best selves. And secondly, to help people who are struggling to find relief and restoration.
Hi my name is Dan Jackson. I got into counselling for two reasons: Firstly, to help people grow into their fullest and best selves. And secondly, to help people who are struggling to find relief and restoration.
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Psychology Space
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Wellington 6012  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist working in an online private practice throughout New Zealand. I have experience working with infants, children, adolescents and families in both the public sector and private practice, providing assessments and interventions for a range of difficulties.
I am a Registered Psychologist working in an online private practice throughout New Zealand. I have experience working with infants, children, adolescents and families in both the public sector and private practice, providing assessments and interventions for a range of difficulties.
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Molly Ann Ireland
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Wellington 6021
As a certified NLP Master Wellbeing Coach, Trainer, Instructor, and licensed Ericksonian Hypnotherapist, I use a wide range of other therapeutic tools to help people increase effectiveness and wellbeing. I support the release of trapped emotions, reduce depression and anxiety, and manage personality disorders, low self-esteem, and other forms of emotional imbalance. I also specialise in helping parents and families create more empowering and loving relationships.
As a certified NLP Master Wellbeing Coach, Trainer, Instructor, and licensed Ericksonian Hypnotherapist, I use a wide range of other therapeutic tools to help people increase effectiveness and wellbeing. I support the release of trapped emotions, reduce depression and anxiety, and manage personality disorders, low self-esteem, and other forms of emotional imbalance. I also specialise in helping parents and families create more empowering and loving relationships.
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Aims Beech
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011  (Online Only)
Kia ora I'm Aims. I am currently offering 1:1 AOD counselling and supervision online. I offer a person-centered approach to addressing substance use and supporting you to improve your life circumstances related to your goals. This involves harm reduction, relapse prevention and recovery capital - rather than the traditional abstinence approach. I am also providing supervision as a qualified DAPAANZ supervisor.
Kia ora I'm Aims. I am currently offering 1:1 AOD counselling and supervision online. I offer a person-centered approach to addressing substance use and supporting you to improve your life circumstances related to your goals. This involves harm reduction, relapse prevention and recovery capital - rather than the traditional abstinence approach. I am also providing supervision as a qualified DAPAANZ supervisor.
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Renata Barros
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
I am specialised in clinical care and have extensive practice with complex cases, including anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma issues. I have worked in public health and private practice in Brazil and NZ and was responsible for carrying out mental health services and managing clinical teams. Currently, I work at my private practice in Wellington. I am a Provisional Member of the NZAC and Member of the Centre for Lacanian Analysis in NZ. I have a Master’s in Social and Institutional Psychology (recognised level 9 NZQA), Specialisation in Clinical Care, and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (recognised level 7 NZQA).
I am specialised in clinical care and have extensive practice with complex cases, including anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma issues. I have worked in public health and private practice in Brazil and NZ and was responsible for carrying out mental health services and managing clinical teams. Currently, I work at my private practice in Wellington. I am a Provisional Member of the NZAC and Member of the Centre for Lacanian Analysis in NZ. I have a Master’s in Social and Institutional Psychology (recognised level 9 NZQA), Specialisation in Clinical Care, and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (recognised level 7 NZQA).
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Dr. David Fitzpatrick-Cockram
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
Not accepting new clients
Are you a successful high achiever, but have emotional and behavioural challenges that are impacting your quality of life? You expect the best and your healthcare professionals are no exception. Confidentiality and discretion are of paramount importance to you.
Are you a successful high achiever, but have emotional and behavioural challenges that are impacting your quality of life? You expect the best and your healthcare professionals are no exception. Confidentiality and discretion are of paramount importance to you.
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Diane McIndoe
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wellington 6011
Specialising in longer-term work, I offer an authentic and caring therapeutic relationship to support your development, self awareness, vitality, stability and connection with others.
Specialising in longer-term work, I offer an authentic and caring therapeutic relationship to support your development, self awareness, vitality, stability and connection with others.
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Serafin Upton
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
Serafin Upton - Love and relationship science, no sweeteners, plenty of moxie. Providing specialist relationship therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Qualified sex and relationship therapist - Infidelity and Betrayal - Queer Relationships / Relationship Anarchy/ Polyamory/ Open Relationships/ Kink - Neurodiversity - Autism - ADHD / Sex Addiction / Pornography / Intergenerational trauma.
Serafin Upton - Love and relationship science, no sweeteners, plenty of moxie. Providing specialist relationship therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Qualified sex and relationship therapist - Infidelity and Betrayal - Queer Relationships / Relationship Anarchy/ Polyamory/ Open Relationships/ Kink - Neurodiversity - Autism - ADHD / Sex Addiction / Pornography / Intergenerational trauma.
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Tertia Catherine Myers
Psychologist, MA, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
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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Jasmine Bowie
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Wellington 6011
Waitlist for new clients
I am therapist and registered Social Worker working in Te Awakairangi (Lower Hutt). I enjoy working with people in all stages of their lives, however I have a particular interest in working with young adults and prioritise referrals from the queer community. I work with people experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, OCD, and interpersonal difficulties.
I am therapist and registered Social Worker working in Te Awakairangi (Lower Hutt). I enjoy working with people in all stages of their lives, however I have a particular interest in working with young adults and prioritise referrals from the queer community. I work with people experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, OCD, and interpersonal difficulties.
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Ellie Lockhart Coaching & Hypnotherapy
Verified Verified
Wellington 6035
Do you feel like your mind and body are being hijacked by recent or old traumatic events? Do you feel like you lose control of your thoughts and behaviour? Are you being held back from living the life you want? Of being the parent, partner, colleague or leader, you want to be? You are frustrated that you can't shake it off? It's exhausting and affecting your relationships and coping skills. You just want to be free of it and get on with your life. You may also be holding back from getting professional support because you can't bear to talk about it. What if you could resolve this with minimal talking and time?
Do you feel like your mind and body are being hijacked by recent or old traumatic events? Do you feel like you lose control of your thoughts and behaviour? Are you being held back from living the life you want? Of being the parent, partner, colleague or leader, you want to be? You are frustrated that you can't shake it off? It's exhausting and affecting your relationships and coping skills. You just want to be free of it and get on with your life. You may also be holding back from getting professional support because you can't bear to talk about it. What if you could resolve this with minimal talking and time?
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Number of Counsellors in Wellington

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Wellington who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
73% Depression
68% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
67% Self Esteem
64% Trauma and PTSD
56% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Southern Cross
50% AIA
40% Sovereign Health

How Counsellors in Wellington see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wellington?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.