Therapists in Hamilton District

Photo of Dr. Adrienna Ember - Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist in Hamilton District, Waikato
Dr. Adrienna Ember - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3206  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! You've made the courageous decision to address the challenges in your life. If you prefer a solution focused, accelerated therapy, I might be the right therapist for you: As a clinical psychologist, personal development strategist (life coach) & EMDR therapist, I'm committed to supporting you towards leading a more fulfilling life, in harmony with your values and aspirations. I'm also a supervisor for a wide range of professionals. My interdisciplinary & multicultural background strengthened my passion to work with people of various cultures, spiritualities, and sexual orientations. I also speak Hungarian and German.
Welcome! You've made the courageous decision to address the challenges in your life. If you prefer a solution focused, accelerated therapy, I might be the right therapist for you: As a clinical psychologist, personal development strategist (life coach) & EMDR therapist, I'm committed to supporting you towards leading a more fulfilling life, in harmony with your values and aspirations. I'm also a supervisor for a wide range of professionals. My interdisciplinary & multicultural background strengthened my passion to work with people of various cultures, spiritualities, and sexual orientations. I also speak Hungarian and German.
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Photo of Bridget Jelley, Psychologist in Hamilton District, Waikato
Bridget Jelley
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3210  (Online Only)
I work with professionals in the workplace who are looking for support in the areas of: stress, burnout, mental health, wellbeing performance and leadership. My clients are typically looking for a coaching psychologist to collaborate with to achieve their professional and personal goals.
I work with professionals in the workplace who are looking for support in the areas of: stress, burnout, mental health, wellbeing performance and leadership. My clients are typically looking for a coaching psychologist to collaborate with to achieve their professional and personal goals.
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Photo of Melanie Lake, Psychologist in Hamilton District, Waikato
Melanie Lake
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Seeking psychological help is a courageous step and I strive to make it understandable and effective for clients. Please feel free to email me. I tend to work in a transparent manner, explaining what we do and why, to increase your insight and engagement. A good “fit” between client and psychologist is key, and I would encourage you to look until you find that. I primarily offer Clinical Psychology assessment and treatment plans for the issues a client is experiencing, offering an evidence-based therapy that we agree on. There are times when self-help, a good website, or proven therapy book (bibliotherapy) will be what I advise too.
Seeking psychological help is a courageous step and I strive to make it understandable and effective for clients. Please feel free to email me. I tend to work in a transparent manner, explaining what we do and why, to increase your insight and engagement. A good “fit” between client and psychologist is key, and I would encourage you to look until you find that. I primarily offer Clinical Psychology assessment and treatment plans for the issues a client is experiencing, offering an evidence-based therapy that we agree on. There are times when self-help, a good website, or proven therapy book (bibliotherapy) will be what I advise too.
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Photo of Neil Micklewood Psychology, Psychologist in Hamilton District, Waikato
Neil Micklewood Psychology
Psychologist, MA, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with clients who have challenges in their lives, are open to new approaches to managing those, and are motivated to work towards achieving change. Clients don't need to have all the answers but it is important that they are motivated to work together with me to find solutions. I enjoy working with clients who are open to exploring patterns in their thinking and behaviour, and who value the process of self growth. I particularly enjoy working with professionals and people who are able to attain achievements in their lives, but notice unhelpful life patterns which interfere with their goals or values.
I enjoy working with clients who have challenges in their lives, are open to new approaches to managing those, and are motivated to work towards achieving change. Clients don't need to have all the answers but it is important that they are motivated to work together with me to find solutions. I enjoy working with clients who are open to exploring patterns in their thinking and behaviour, and who value the process of self growth. I particularly enjoy working with professionals and people who are able to attain achievements in their lives, but notice unhelpful life patterns which interfere with their goals or values.
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After the Rain - Arts Therapy online
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3204  (Online Only)
You feel so lost and defeated. You aren’t sure what exactly is wrong, just that something is just not right. Is it depression? Anxiety? You can’t even tell sometimes. You want to have control of your life again! To feel better! You don't want to be exhausted and overwhelmed and scared by everything. All. The. Time. You want peace, confidence and to know you can do hard things! Trust me, this IS possible for you!
You feel so lost and defeated. You aren’t sure what exactly is wrong, just that something is just not right. Is it depression? Anxiety? You can’t even tell sometimes. You want to have control of your life again! To feel better! You don't want to be exhausted and overwhelmed and scared by everything. All. The. Time. You want peace, confidence and to know you can do hard things! Trust me, this IS possible for you!
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Photo of Alice (Aletsa) Stephan, Psychiatrist in Hamilton District, Waikato
Alice (Aletsa) Stephan
Psychiatrist, FRANZCP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I like to take time to listen and enjoy working in a warm, collaborative manner. My approach is based on evidence from research and my clinical experience working in general mental health, specialist psychotherapy and eating disorder services. But each person is the expert on their own situation - everyone is unique and needs something a bit different. I provide specialist psychiatric assessments, diagnosis, comprehensive treatment recommendations including medication for psychiatric difficulties e.g. depression, anxiety, autistic spectrum.
I like to take time to listen and enjoy working in a warm, collaborative manner. My approach is based on evidence from research and my clinical experience working in general mental health, specialist psychotherapy and eating disorder services. But each person is the expert on their own situation - everyone is unique and needs something a bit different. I provide specialist psychiatric assessments, diagnosis, comprehensive treatment recommendations including medication for psychiatric difficulties e.g. depression, anxiety, autistic spectrum.
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Photo of Paula Moneypenny Counsellor, Counsellor in Hamilton District, Waikato
Paula Moneypenny Counsellor
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
I work with children, young people, adults, and groups to support them to stand up to problems and develop preferred ways of being. I work with clients to identify, reflect upon, and achieve the hopes and goals that are important to them in their life and relationships. I provide professional supervision to practitioners in the fields of health and social practice (including counselling, occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery, social work, and human services etc). I believe that a collaborative, safe and respectful therapeutic relationship enhances emotion regulation and promotes self-awareness and resilience.
I work with children, young people, adults, and groups to support them to stand up to problems and develop preferred ways of being. I work with clients to identify, reflect upon, and achieve the hopes and goals that are important to them in their life and relationships. I provide professional supervision to practitioners in the fields of health and social practice (including counselling, occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery, social work, and human services etc). I believe that a collaborative, safe and respectful therapeutic relationship enhances emotion regulation and promotes self-awareness and resilience.
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Amanda Ueckermann
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
My name is Amanda Ueckermann and I am a registered Counselling Psychologist with the New Zealand Board of Psychologists. My aim is to help clients to address the difficulties and challenges in their lives by providing a safe and confidential context to work from.
My name is Amanda Ueckermann and I am a registered Counselling Psychologist with the New Zealand Board of Psychologists. My aim is to help clients to address the difficulties and challenges in their lives by providing a safe and confidential context to work from.
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Photo of Cushla Griffin, Psychologist in Hamilton District, Waikato
Cushla Griffin
Psychologist, MA, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works with clients to explore how their feelings, actions, beliefs, and experiences impact on their day-to-day life. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients and creating goals that we can work towards together. I provide skills and strategies that support you to meet those goals, and that allow you to live a more fulfilling life.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works with clients to explore how their feelings, actions, beliefs, and experiences impact on their day-to-day life. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients and creating goals that we can work towards together. I provide skills and strategies that support you to meet those goals, and that allow you to live a more fulfilling life.
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Madhu Munasinghe
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Are you or your child facing mental health difficulties like depression, mental breakdown, self-harm, anxiety, anger, trauma, relationship struggles, or self-esteem issues? With my expertise and evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I can provide the support you need to overcome these challenges and regain control of your life. From emotional regulation to trauma healing, I assess and address various psychological problems such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), support in the diagnosis process of ADHD and more. Through assessment and therapy, you'll discover the tools to improve your present and embrace a brighter future
Are you or your child facing mental health difficulties like depression, mental breakdown, self-harm, anxiety, anger, trauma, relationship struggles, or self-esteem issues? With my expertise and evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I can provide the support you need to overcome these challenges and regain control of your life. From emotional regulation to trauma healing, I assess and address various psychological problems such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), support in the diagnosis process of ADHD and more. Through assessment and therapy, you'll discover the tools to improve your present and embrace a brighter future
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Kate Faulkner
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am an ACC registered trauma therapy provider. I am a therapist who has worked in the addiction recovery field since 2001. A high percentage of people suffering with addiction also have experience of trauma, and the use of substance becomes a coping strategy for managing the pain associated with trauma. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as my preferred model of therapy, I also have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodrama, Transactional Analysis and others. Each persons therapeutic journey is different, so we will work together to tailor your therapy to your specific needs to create your valued life.
I am an ACC registered trauma therapy provider. I am a therapist who has worked in the addiction recovery field since 2001. A high percentage of people suffering with addiction also have experience of trauma, and the use of substance becomes a coping strategy for managing the pain associated with trauma. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as my preferred model of therapy, I also have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodrama, Transactional Analysis and others. Each persons therapeutic journey is different, so we will work together to tailor your therapy to your specific needs to create your valued life.
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Photo of Nicola Gardner, Psychologist in Hamilton District, Waikato
Nicola Gardner
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Support, strategies and solutions for Adults. Evidenced based strategies developed with you. Special interest in building strong and healthy relationships, building self esteem, trauma, depression and anxiety, exploring new perspectives and strengthening coping skills.
Support, strategies and solutions for Adults. Evidenced based strategies developed with you. Special interest in building strong and healthy relationships, building self esteem, trauma, depression and anxiety, exploring new perspectives and strengthening coping skills.
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Dr. Luis Gustavo Vechi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
I am a Brazilian national with Italian descend Clinical Psychologist. I am a full member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists and I have a Doctorate degree in Psychology. Over the past 25 years, as a Psychologist, I have been supporting people to better cope & overcome difficulties, to fulfill their potentials & vocation and to develop & cultivate a meaningful life. For more information visit my website drluisgustavovechi.co.nz. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm regards, Gustavo
I am a Brazilian national with Italian descend Clinical Psychologist. I am a full member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists and I have a Doctorate degree in Psychology. Over the past 25 years, as a Psychologist, I have been supporting people to better cope & overcome difficulties, to fulfill their potentials & vocation and to develop & cultivate a meaningful life. For more information visit my website drluisgustavovechi.co.nz. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm regards, Gustavo
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Photo of Andrew Hopkins, Counsellor in Hamilton District, Waikato
Andrew Hopkins
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Your mental health can suffer for many different reasons at different stages in your life. If you are having a hard time please don't hesitate to contact me. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, work concerns, self-esteem/concept, identity, grief, decision-making, understanding yourself (self-awareness ) and others, or support to achieve goals and personal growth as well as relationships & family concerns.
Your mental health can suffer for many different reasons at different stages in your life. If you are having a hard time please don't hesitate to contact me. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, work concerns, self-esteem/concept, identity, grief, decision-making, understanding yourself (self-awareness ) and others, or support to achieve goals and personal growth as well as relationships & family concerns.
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Photo of Megan Greer, Psychologist in Hamilton District, Waikato
Megan Greer
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3216  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Megan is a New Zealand Registered Psychologist with 10 years experience. Originally from South Africa, Megan has worked in various clinical settings and supervision roles. Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2019, she was in private practice working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, and has since gained experience in the New Zealand forensic context.
Megan is a New Zealand Registered Psychologist with 10 years experience. Originally from South Africa, Megan has worked in various clinical settings and supervision roles. Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2019, she was in private practice working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, and has since gained experience in the New Zealand forensic context.
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Photo of Stephanie Barnett, Psychologist in Hamilton District, Waikato
Stephanie Barnett
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3216  (Online Only)
Stephanie is a New Zealand Registered Clinical Psychologist. She has a strong empathetic approach and enjoys listening to others and absorbing their stories of how they uniquely experience life. Stephanie respects people for where they are at, whether that be going through a difficult time and/or dealing with other life hurdles, acknowledging each individuals as the expert of their own lives. Stephanie has also completed a Master’s thesis in the field of mindfulness and self-compassion – specifically mindful eating. This has led to her personal interest in the influence of food intake on our mood.
Stephanie is a New Zealand Registered Clinical Psychologist. She has a strong empathetic approach and enjoys listening to others and absorbing their stories of how they uniquely experience life. Stephanie respects people for where they are at, whether that be going through a difficult time and/or dealing with other life hurdles, acknowledging each individuals as the expert of their own lives. Stephanie has also completed a Master’s thesis in the field of mindfulness and self-compassion – specifically mindful eating. This has led to her personal interest in the influence of food intake on our mood.
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Photo of Ying-Ni Huang, Psychologist in Hamilton District, Waikato
Ying-Ni Huang
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3210  (Online Only)
We human beings pursue happiness and meaning in life. Sometimes, things just don’t work out even with our best efforts. We might feel like we are about to crash under pressure. We might feel isolated and lonely. We might worry to burden other people with our issues. You can come to counselling/psychotherapy to safely talk about those troubles. I can work with you to unpack the problems, painful emotions, reconnect to your strengths, increase self-understanding and make the desired changes. Together let's get through the rough time and sail toward your beautiful world.
We human beings pursue happiness and meaning in life. Sometimes, things just don’t work out even with our best efforts. We might feel like we are about to crash under pressure. We might feel isolated and lonely. We might worry to burden other people with our issues. You can come to counselling/psychotherapy to safely talk about those troubles. I can work with you to unpack the problems, painful emotions, reconnect to your strengths, increase self-understanding and make the desired changes. Together let's get through the rough time and sail toward your beautiful world.
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Photo of Rachel Almeida, Counsellor in Hamilton District, Waikato
Rachel Almeida
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton 3206  (Online Only)
Kia Ora! I'm Rachel a registered counsellor specialising in working with young people. I have worked in numerous roles with my most recent one being a counsellor in schools . My approach to counselling is to empower young people to see the strengths that lie within them and walk alongside them on their journey to be the best versions of themselves .
Kia Ora! I'm Rachel a registered counsellor specialising in working with young people. I have worked in numerous roles with my most recent one being a counsellor in schools . My approach to counselling is to empower young people to see the strengths that lie within them and walk alongside them on their journey to be the best versions of themselves .
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Photo of Clare Baker, Counsellor in Hamilton District, Waikato
Clare Baker
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3214  (Online Only)
I worked as a mental health counselor for 5 years and am now in private practice. I work only with women and the majority of my work these days is ACC sensitive claims counseling with women who have experienced sexual abuse/assault. My professional focus is trauma education and recovery. I offer 50 minute sessions via Zoom I'm listed with Winz as a counseling supplier if you need funding for sessions.
I worked as a mental health counselor for 5 years and am now in private practice. I work only with women and the majority of my work these days is ACC sensitive claims counseling with women who have experienced sexual abuse/assault. My professional focus is trauma education and recovery. I offer 50 minute sessions via Zoom I'm listed with Winz as a counseling supplier if you need funding for sessions.
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The Barefoot Counselling Co
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified Verified
I was born in South Africa but have lived in New Zealand most of my life. I have had many life experiences such as volunteering in the NZ Fire Service (11 years) and travelling and volunteering in Africa. My passion for counselling grew as I spent time with people in my various experiences and travels, and discovered my desire for better skills to more effectively listen and help people navigate through their shared life experiences with me. I consider it a deep privilege to share a welcoming, safe, and honoring space with a person who chooses to share their footsteps with me. I am also a faith based counselling service (Christian).
I was born in South Africa but have lived in New Zealand most of my life. I have had many life experiences such as volunteering in the NZ Fire Service (11 years) and travelling and volunteering in Africa. My passion for counselling grew as I spent time with people in my various experiences and travels, and discovered my desire for better skills to more effectively listen and help people navigate through their shared life experiences with me. I consider it a deep privilege to share a welcoming, safe, and honoring space with a person who chooses to share their footsteps with me. I am also a faith based counselling service (Christian).
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Hamilton District

60+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Hamilton District who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
78% Depression
72% Self Esteem
72% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
60% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Southern Cross
57% Sovereign Health
43% AIA

How Counsellors in Hamilton District see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Hamilton District?

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.