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Hannah Orpin
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Napier 3379  (Online Only)
Hannah is both Australian and New Zealand Māori psychologist (Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kahungunu). After moving from New Zealand, Hannah spent a significant portion of her career working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Hannah's work across both countries enables her to provide a culturally safe space for effective and enjoyable therapy. Hannah works with adolescents and adults across a range of issues, and have a special interest in post traumatic stress disorder, abuse, borderline personality disorder, unexplained medical symptoms, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and relationship difficulties.
Hannah is both Australian and New Zealand Māori psychologist (Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kahungunu). After moving from New Zealand, Hannah spent a significant portion of her career working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Hannah's work across both countries enables her to provide a culturally safe space for effective and enjoyable therapy. Hannah works with adolescents and adults across a range of issues, and have a special interest in post traumatic stress disorder, abuse, borderline personality disorder, unexplained medical symptoms, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and relationship difficulties.
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Chris Neuenfeldt
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Napier 3379  (Online Only)
Dr. Chris Neuenfeldt is a registered Clinical Psychologist and member of the New Zealand Psychological Society. He completed his studies in Colorado before moving to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2018. Since then, he has practiced in Wellington and Napier, working with clients of all ages. He completed EMDRIA approved Level 1 & 2 pieces of training in 2010 and has advanced training in EMDR and substance use, recent traumatic events, group applications of EMDR, and performance enhancement utilising EMDR.
Dr. Chris Neuenfeldt is a registered Clinical Psychologist and member of the New Zealand Psychological Society. He completed his studies in Colorado before moving to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2018. Since then, he has practiced in Wellington and Napier, working with clients of all ages. He completed EMDRIA approved Level 1 & 2 pieces of training in 2010 and has advanced training in EMDR and substance use, recent traumatic events, group applications of EMDR, and performance enhancement utilising EMDR.
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Aleksandra Gosteva
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Napier 3379  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Alex is a New Zealand fully trained, Registered Occupational Health Psychologist. With her breadth of extensive training, research and internships, she has developed special interests in different areas of psychology. Alex's extensive training and experience allowed me to develop a commitment to excellence and appreciation of the vulnerability, diversity, and presentation of people. For her clients, her main assets are my approachable demeanour, emphasis on wellbeing, and straightforward appraisal of their unique needs and situation.
Alex is a New Zealand fully trained, Registered Occupational Health Psychologist. With her breadth of extensive training, research and internships, she has developed special interests in different areas of psychology. Alex's extensive training and experience allowed me to develop a commitment to excellence and appreciation of the vulnerability, diversity, and presentation of people. For her clients, her main assets are my approachable demeanour, emphasis on wellbeing, and straightforward appraisal of their unique needs and situation.
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Neha Golchha
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Napier 3379  (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.
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Naomi Carleton
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Napier 3379  (Online Only)
Naomi is an Australian and NZ registered psychologist with 18 years experience working with adults, adolescents and children. Naomi is known for her warmth, understanding and approachability. She enjoys supporting and working alongside her clients to improve their quality of life and help them achieve their own personal goals.
Naomi is an Australian and NZ registered psychologist with 18 years experience working with adults, adolescents and children. Naomi is known for her warmth, understanding and approachability. She enjoys supporting and working alongside her clients to improve their quality of life and help them achieve their own personal goals.
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Megan Greer
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Napier 3379  (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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Ale Held
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Napier 3379  (Online Only)
Alexandra (Ale) Held is an NZ-trained and registered psychologist and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She is experienced in working with a variety of challenging behaviours across adults, adolescents, and children in a range of settings, providing a high level of behavioural assessments and interventions. She is experienced in implementing intensive Behaviour Support Services, based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis. She works from a non-aversive framework to increase positive behaviour, increase positive interactions, develop skills, and decrease the occurrence of challenging behaviours.
Alexandra (Ale) Held is an NZ-trained and registered psychologist and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She is experienced in working with a variety of challenging behaviours across adults, adolescents, and children in a range of settings, providing a high level of behavioural assessments and interventions. She is experienced in implementing intensive Behaviour Support Services, based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis. She works from a non-aversive framework to increase positive behaviour, increase positive interactions, develop skills, and decrease the occurrence of challenging behaviours.
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Karen Hielkema
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Napier 3379  (Online Only)
Karen is a passionate psychologist with experience across a wide variety of settings. Karen has a particular interest in anxiety, women’s psychology, gender issues and workplace issues. She offers a safe and non-judgemental space for you to open-up about any challenges you may be facing. Karen often utilises unique and creative models for both therapy and coaching, based on the use of mindfulness and connection to values. You both can work together to develop effective strategies that you can implement outside of therapy to help better manage symptoms.
Karen is a passionate psychologist with experience across a wide variety of settings. Karen has a particular interest in anxiety, women’s psychology, gender issues and workplace issues. She offers a safe and non-judgemental space for you to open-up about any challenges you may be facing. Karen often utilises unique and creative models for both therapy and coaching, based on the use of mindfulness and connection to values. You both can work together to develop effective strategies that you can implement outside of therapy to help better manage symptoms.
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Stephanie Barnett
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Napier 3379  (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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Online Therapists

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CKC Counsellor Kristen Cook
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
Kristen offers a warm friendly environment to explore challenges or issues and acknowledge your strengths. She supports children, youth and adults (all gender preferences welcome). In conversations, you will discuss practical tools you can use in everyday life and how you can move closer to your preferred ways of being. You will develop insight and anchor skills to work through life's ‘curve balls’.
Kristen offers a warm friendly environment to explore challenges or issues and acknowledge your strengths. She supports children, youth and adults (all gender preferences welcome). In conversations, you will discuss practical tools you can use in everyday life and how you can move closer to your preferred ways of being. You will develop insight and anchor skills to work through life's ‘curve balls’.
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Anneline Mordaunt
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rotorua 3010
My ideal client is interested in being challenged to become more self aware in order to enhance their overall wellbeing (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and relationally). They are passionate about connecting with themselves and others in a compassionate, non-judgmental manner to enhance compassion for themselves and others. My job would be to help them overcome obstacles such as unhelpful thinking styles in order to break cycles of addiction, anxiety and depression. At times, they may need to consider relationship therapy with their partners and family members which would enrich themselves and their family members.
My ideal client is interested in being challenged to become more self aware in order to enhance their overall wellbeing (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and relationally). They are passionate about connecting with themselves and others in a compassionate, non-judgmental manner to enhance compassion for themselves and others. My job would be to help them overcome obstacles such as unhelpful thinking styles in order to break cycles of addiction, anxiety and depression. At times, they may need to consider relationship therapy with their partners and family members which would enrich themselves and their family members.
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Rachel Burne
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
Hi there, Im Rachel, as a counsellor I provide a relational approach when working with clients, emphasising the value of each individual and offering a safe, empathetic space. I use a range of therapeutic approaches, working collaboratively with you to align our sessions to your unique needs and hopes.
Hi there, Im Rachel, as a counsellor I provide a relational approach when working with clients, emphasising the value of each individual and offering a safe, empathetic space. I use a range of therapeutic approaches, working collaboratively with you to align our sessions to your unique needs and hopes.
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Rosemary A White
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3112
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there - my background includes working as a Registered Nurse for 6 years, and then as an Independant Midwife for 10 years. I paused to raise and home-educate my 4 children (all adults now, and I'm now enjoying being a Grandma. I then retrained to gain a Batchelor in Counselling 12 years ago and have really enjoyed for the past 12 years working with children through to the elderly. I can see you face to face, or via zoom. I work in a number of different modalities to suit your needs. I work with all ethnicities.
Hi there - my background includes working as a Registered Nurse for 6 years, and then as an Independant Midwife for 10 years. I paused to raise and home-educate my 4 children (all adults now, and I'm now enjoying being a Grandma. I then retrained to gain a Batchelor in Counselling 12 years ago and have really enjoyed for the past 12 years working with children through to the elderly. I can see you face to face, or via zoom. I work in a number of different modalities to suit your needs. I work with all ethnicities.
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Isobel Sandra Suter
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Cambridge 3432
I work with clients to help them clarify and resolve the issues they want to focus on. I consider it important to be able to work with clients in a way that they perceive as helpful and bring in a variety of methods. I have a particular interest in how the body holds trauma from past events such as sexual abuse, violence, lack of early safe attachment and other traumatic events and how this can be released and new memories created. I work in a holistic way and can help clients explore ways to help with anxiety and depression such as mindfulness, breathwork, meditation and yoga.
I work with clients to help them clarify and resolve the issues they want to focus on. I consider it important to be able to work with clients in a way that they perceive as helpful and bring in a variety of methods. I have a particular interest in how the body holds trauma from past events such as sexual abuse, violence, lack of early safe attachment and other traumatic events and how this can be released and new memories created. I work in a holistic way and can help clients explore ways to help with anxiety and depression such as mindfulness, breathwork, meditation and yoga.
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Megan Carter, Ocean Psy Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110  (Online Only)
It takes a lot of courage to reach out to a person you don’t know to work through challenges. I will meet you with compassion, for you, and hold space for your human experiences. We will build safety and trust together as we seek to acknowledge, understand, heal, and integrate what you have been through. I am passionate about supporting the diverse humans I work with to build resilience, cope, and process their experiences. I support my clients to live a life where their minds are a bit kinder to them.
It takes a lot of courage to reach out to a person you don’t know to work through challenges. I will meet you with compassion, for you, and hold space for your human experiences. We will build safety and trust together as we seek to acknowledge, understand, heal, and integrate what you have been through. I am passionate about supporting the diverse humans I work with to build resilience, cope, and process their experiences. I support my clients to live a life where their minds are a bit kinder to them.
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Francisco Salustio
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3112
Kia ora! I'm a registered counsellor with a special interest in working with teenagers and adults who are eager to better understand themselves and overcome -or cope with- current difficulties. I am originally from Argentina, where I started my journey as a mental health professional. I continued my studies and work experience in New Zealand where I have been living for over 5 years. My professional journey is varied with experience in the fields of addictions, depression and stress, family violence and rangatahi among others.
Kia ora! I'm a registered counsellor with a special interest in working with teenagers and adults who are eager to better understand themselves and overcome -or cope with- current difficulties. I am originally from Argentina, where I started my journey as a mental health professional. I continued my studies and work experience in New Zealand where I have been living for over 5 years. My professional journey is varied with experience in the fields of addictions, depression and stress, family violence and rangatahi among others.
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Dr. Sarah Miers
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3112
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a Clinical Psychologist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and a full member of the New Zealand Psychological Society. I specialise in supporting young people and adults experiencing difficulties to grow in understanding of themselves and improve their daily functioning. I enjoy helping people foster self-compassion and gain skills to draw on in challenging times to move closer to the life they want for themselves.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and a full member of the New Zealand Psychological Society. I specialise in supporting young people and adults experiencing difficulties to grow in understanding of themselves and improve their daily functioning. I enjoy helping people foster self-compassion and gain skills to draw on in challenging times to move closer to the life they want for themselves.
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Rebecca Thurlow
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
My name is Rebecca Thurlow, I am a registered Psychologist with an interest in working with adolescents and adults. I have experience working in the public sector. I support people with a wide range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, low mood, emotional dysregulation, personality disorders, OCD, eating disorders, and trauma. I am trained in a range of evidence-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. I use an integrative approach which helps to tailor therapy to each individual client.
My name is Rebecca Thurlow, I am a registered Psychologist with an interest in working with adolescents and adults. I have experience working in the public sector. I support people with a wide range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, low mood, emotional dysregulation, personality disorders, OCD, eating disorders, and trauma. I am trained in a range of evidence-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. I use an integrative approach which helps to tailor therapy to each individual client.
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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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Andrea Bennett
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3112
Kia ora, I'm Andy. I'm here to walk with you as you process your experiences. There are times in our lives where it can help to have someone to talk to, who can listen with empathy and confidentiality. I can help you access your knowledge of yourself, your struggles, your hopes, your choices and your next steps. Come as you are and be met with acceptance and safety no matter your background, gender, cultural and spiritual identity, or ethnicity. You have found a Safe Place. www.safeplacecounselling.co.nz
Kia ora, I'm Andy. I'm here to walk with you as you process your experiences. There are times in our lives where it can help to have someone to talk to, who can listen with empathy and confidentiality. I can help you access your knowledge of yourself, your struggles, your hopes, your choices and your next steps. Come as you are and be met with acceptance and safety no matter your background, gender, cultural and spiritual identity, or ethnicity. You have found a Safe Place. www.safeplacecounselling.co.nz
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Napier

< 10

Counsellors in Napier who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
89% Trauma and PTSD
89% Other
89% Anger Management
78% Relationship Issues
78% Chronic Pain

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Napier see their clients

100% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Napier?

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.

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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.