Female Therapists in Hamilton District, WK

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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 therapy for the issues a client is experiencing, offering evidence-based strategies and coping skills. There are times when self-help, a good website, or a 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 therapy for the issues a client is experiencing, offering evidence-based strategies and coping skills. There are times when self-help, a good website, or a proven therapy book (bibliotherapy) will be what I advise too.
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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 desirable changes. Together let's get through the rough patches 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 desirable changes. Together let's get through the rough patches and sail toward your beautiful world.
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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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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.
0800 447 359 x10 View 0800 447 359 x10
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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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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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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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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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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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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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MindWell Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3216  (Online Only)
My name is Sandy Laurenson, I am a Clinical Psychologist who offers online appointments to adolescents and adults. I have more than 10 years experience in both public and private sectors and support people with a range of difficulties (i.e., anxiety, OCD, stress, low mood, emotion dysregulation, relational difficulties, trauma and eating disorders), as well as those pursuing performance optimisation goals. I am trained in evidence-based therapies such as CBT, ACT, DBT, EMDR, and Mindfulness.
My name is Sandy Laurenson, I am a Clinical Psychologist who offers online appointments to adolescents and adults. I have more than 10 years experience in both public and private sectors and support people with a range of difficulties (i.e., anxiety, OCD, stress, low mood, emotion dysregulation, relational difficulties, trauma and eating disorders), as well as those pursuing performance optimisation goals. I am trained in evidence-based therapies such as CBT, ACT, DBT, EMDR, and Mindfulness.
0800 627 024 x86 View 0800 627 024 x86
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Anihera Tahu-Hepworth
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton 3200  (Online Only)
Now ACC Registered. Tena Koutou, nau mai, haere mai. Ko Anihera Tahu-Hepworth ahau. Hello, welcome, I’m Anihera. I whakapapa back to the East Coast of the North Island and Waikaremoana in the central North Island being from Ngati Porou & Tuhoe iwi through my mother and father. Working with people from all walks of life, cultures and backgrounds. Offering a confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental service for people needing or wanting to gain relief from difficult life stresses and complexities. Serving teens & rangatahi, couples, individual adults, families, whanau and elders.
Now ACC Registered. Tena Koutou, nau mai, haere mai. Ko Anihera Tahu-Hepworth ahau. Hello, welcome, I’m Anihera. I whakapapa back to the East Coast of the North Island and Waikaremoana in the central North Island being from Ngati Porou & Tuhoe iwi through my mother and father. Working with people from all walks of life, cultures and backgrounds. Offering a confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental service for people needing or wanting to gain relief from difficult life stresses and complexities. Serving teens & rangatahi, couples, individual adults, families, whanau and elders.
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Jess Leigh
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton 3200  (Online Only)
Reaching out for support can be frightening. Perhaps you have never engaged with a counsellor, had a negative experience, or are needing to find a new counsellor, whatever your individual experience, it can be daunting. I am here to support you and make the process as comfortable as possible. Perhaps there is something specific you are wanting improve, like relationships, stress, depression, or anxiety. Maybe you require a safe space to explore what is happening for you, or some things that have happened in the past. I provide a safe, confidential, judgement-free space for you to unpack and explore whatever feels important.
Reaching out for support can be frightening. Perhaps you have never engaged with a counsellor, had a negative experience, or are needing to find a new counsellor, whatever your individual experience, it can be daunting. I am here to support you and make the process as comfortable as possible. Perhaps there is something specific you are wanting improve, like relationships, stress, depression, or anxiety. Maybe you require a safe space to explore what is happening for you, or some things that have happened in the past. I provide a safe, confidential, judgement-free space for you to unpack and explore whatever feels important.
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Bridget Stella Wilson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
I specialise in treating people with addiction, as well as their families. I believe the disease of addiction is one that we can recover from and that it's a health problem that can be treated successfully. My approach is client-centred using modalities including motivational interviewing, CBT and the 12 Steps. I studied at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Minnesota, USA, graduating in 2009. I am registered with the New Zealand Addiction Practitioners' Association, Dapaanz, a professional organisation with a code of ethics. I am also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT).
I specialise in treating people with addiction, as well as their families. I believe the disease of addiction is one that we can recover from and that it's a health problem that can be treated successfully. My approach is client-centred using modalities including motivational interviewing, CBT and the 12 Steps. I studied at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Minnesota, USA, graduating in 2009. I am registered with the New Zealand Addiction Practitioners' Association, Dapaanz, a professional organisation with a code of ethics. I am also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT).
0800 627 004 x57 View 0800 627 004 x57
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Wellbeing Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3214  (Online Only)
Kia ora, my name is Halen and I'm a registered counsellor. I provide online counselling therapy to individuals and couples. Online counselling can be convenient and allows you to access counselling services from the comfort of your own home. I have worked with individuals and couples facing a variety of issues and challenges including anxiety and low mood, anger, loneliness, issues with porn, intimacy issues, chronic pain, endometriosis as well as life transitions to name a few. I provide an online space that is non-judgemental, where you are heard and where you can comfortably unpack anything of importance to you.
Kia ora, my name is Halen and I'm a registered counsellor. I provide online counselling therapy to individuals and couples. Online counselling can be convenient and allows you to access counselling services from the comfort of your own home. I have worked with individuals and couples facing a variety of issues and challenges including anxiety and low mood, anger, loneliness, issues with porn, intimacy issues, chronic pain, endometriosis as well as life transitions to name a few. I provide an online space that is non-judgemental, where you are heard and where you can comfortably unpack anything of importance to you.
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Neha Golchha
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3200  (Online Only)
Neha is a warm and empathetic clinical psychologist with a vast range of experience across different settings in both India and New Zealand. Neha has conducted rigorous assessments and provide evidence-based interventions to help my clients across a variety of mental health difficulties. Neha has a keen interest in eating disorders, adjustment and grief reactions, stress induced problems, anxiety and depression. She is also bilingual, speaking both English and Hindi.
Neha is a warm and empathetic clinical psychologist with a vast range of experience across different settings in both India and New Zealand. Neha has conducted rigorous assessments and provide evidence-based interventions to help my clients across a variety of mental health difficulties. Neha has a keen interest in eating disorders, adjustment and grief reactions, stress induced problems, anxiety and depression. She is also bilingual, speaking both English and Hindi.
0800 327 477 View 0800 327 477
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Rose Lancaster-Rous
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Many people find themselves struggling with difficult feelings, painful experiences and a sense of not living the life they want. When the things that used to work stop working, it's hard to know what to do. We can feel very stuck, but perhaps the idea of things changing is daunting too.
Many people find themselves struggling with difficult feelings, painful experiences and a sense of not living the life they want. When the things that used to work stop working, it's hard to know what to do. We can feel very stuck, but perhaps the idea of things changing is daunting too.
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Samantha Spafford
Psychologist, MSc, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
If you are looking for a warm, caring and also highly effective psychologist then I think you have come to the right place. I tailor my approach to fit your goals and circumstances. Using standardised measures we will reflect together on how things progress over the time we work together. Seeing this progress is really important for both of us. It's great for you to see the gains that you are achieving and it also helps us stay on track with things that are important to you. I provide a telehealth psychology service via a secure high-quality video platform. This means you can access your appointment from home. Easy!
If you are looking for a warm, caring and also highly effective psychologist then I think you have come to the right place. I tailor my approach to fit your goals and circumstances. Using standardised measures we will reflect together on how things progress over the time we work together. Seeing this progress is really important for both of us. It's great for you to see the gains that you are achieving and it also helps us stay on track with things that are important to you. I provide a telehealth psychology service via a secure high-quality video platform. This means you can access your appointment from home. Easy!
0800 327 477 View 0800 327 477
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Claire Thompson
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Face to face (Auckland), online and phone appointments are available NZ and world wide.
Face to face (Auckland), online and phone appointments are available NZ and world wide.
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Amber Takhar-Stapleton
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Cognitive Assessments Available, New Therapy Clients please email for waitlist. Amber is a warm and passionate Psychologist which comes through in her therapeutic approach. She values an open and nonjudgemental therapy space, and ensures her clients feel supported. Amber has experience with all age groups from children to adults. Amber achieves positive outcomes with her clients by understanding the needs of each individual and through the implementation of evidence-based interventions.
Cognitive Assessments Available, New Therapy Clients please email for waitlist. Amber is a warm and passionate Psychologist which comes through in her therapeutic approach. She values an open and nonjudgemental therapy space, and ensures her clients feel supported. Amber has experience with all age groups from children to adults. Amber achieves positive outcomes with her clients by understanding the needs of each individual and through the implementation of evidence-based interventions.
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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.