Therapists in Waipa District

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Natalie Gibbons
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
I am a UK trained Counsellor qualifying in 2006 and a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors with a demonstrated history of working in the individual and family services industry. I work with teens and adults. I am currently in private practice at Duke Street Medical Centre in Cambridge, Waikato. I am Skilled in Grief Counselling, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships and Life Transitions. I am a strong Community and Social Services Professional with an Advanced Diploma focused in Counselling and Therapy (Psychology and Practice) from Northbrook College UK.
I am a UK trained Counsellor qualifying in 2006 and a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors with a demonstrated history of working in the individual and family services industry. I work with teens and adults. I am currently in private practice at Duke Street Medical Centre in Cambridge, Waikato. I am Skilled in Grief Counselling, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships and Life Transitions. I am a strong Community and Social Services Professional with an Advanced Diploma focused in Counselling and Therapy (Psychology and Practice) from Northbrook College UK.
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Isobel Sandra Suter
Counsellor
Verified Verified
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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Rachel Rachmani
Psychologist
Verified Verified
I'm Rachel, an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with specialist knowledge and experience in the perinatal period. I enjoy working with women and birthing people to help them navigate the challenges of this period from conception through to about 2 years postpartum. These may include, but are not limited to, baby loss and subsequent pregnancies, birth injuries and trauma, pre and postnatal emotional distress, parent/infant attachment issues, and cry/fuss, feeding and sleep issues.
I'm Rachel, an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with specialist knowledge and experience in the perinatal period. I enjoy working with women and birthing people to help them navigate the challenges of this period from conception through to about 2 years postpartum. These may include, but are not limited to, baby loss and subsequent pregnancies, birth injuries and trauma, pre and postnatal emotional distress, parent/infant attachment issues, and cry/fuss, feeding and sleep issues.
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Vicky Finlayson
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Cambridge 3434  (Online Only)
Offering Professional Supervision and Counselling. As a Professional Supervisor I have a passion for supporting professionals to prevent burn out and overloading.
Offering Professional Supervision and Counselling. As a Professional Supervisor I have a passion for supporting professionals to prevent burn out and overloading.
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Miriam Wood
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stress, worry, burn-out, low mood, health challenges, sleep problems and grief can all impact on how we live and enjoy our lives. I'm Miriam, a health psychologist with well over a decade of clinical experience. I get to know my clients, their struggles and their strengths and work with them to help improve their well-being. I bring kindness and humour to my sessions (and the occasional F-bomb if that works for my clients!). I love using and sharing psychology strategies with my clients. I am based in Cambridge in the Waikato; I can see people in person or via Zoom.
Stress, worry, burn-out, low mood, health challenges, sleep problems and grief can all impact on how we live and enjoy our lives. I'm Miriam, a health psychologist with well over a decade of clinical experience. I get to know my clients, their struggles and their strengths and work with them to help improve their well-being. I bring kindness and humour to my sessions (and the occasional F-bomb if that works for my clients!). I love using and sharing psychology strategies with my clients. I am based in Cambridge in the Waikato; I can see people in person or via Zoom.
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Violeta Gaddum
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
As part of life, we all run into unexpected surprises, stresses, and losses. We change. These transitions can have an impact on our feelings, creating sometimes physical problems and/or impairing our ability to cope. Reaching out for help can be a scary thing for many people, and I am committed to help you access the resources you need to live life with integrity and quality. As a therapist, I believe in building a warm, trusting and collaborative relationship with you so that together we can get through your difficulties, developing and expanding your confidence in reaching your goals.
As part of life, we all run into unexpected surprises, stresses, and losses. We change. These transitions can have an impact on our feelings, creating sometimes physical problems and/or impairing our ability to cope. Reaching out for help can be a scary thing for many people, and I am committed to help you access the resources you need to live life with integrity and quality. As a therapist, I believe in building a warm, trusting and collaborative relationship with you so that together we can get through your difficulties, developing and expanding your confidence in reaching your goals.
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Joanne Ostler
Verified Verified
Joanne is a professionally credentialed coach, passionate about helping people grow and make a positive impact on our world. Active as a professional coach since 2007, she has amassed a considerable portfolio of tools and approaches including those based on inner awareness, vertical development, strengths, personality profiling, enneagram, positive psychology, neuroscience, highly sensitive persons (HSP), emotional agility, stress, wellbeing and interpersonal neurobiology.
Joanne is a professionally credentialed coach, passionate about helping people grow and make a positive impact on our world. Active as a professional coach since 2007, she has amassed a considerable portfolio of tools and approaches including those based on inner awareness, vertical development, strengths, personality profiling, enneagram, positive psychology, neuroscience, highly sensitive persons (HSP), emotional agility, stress, wellbeing and interpersonal neurobiology.
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Pathlight Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Cambridge 3434  (Online Only)
We all have things we struggle with. It is called being human. Sometimes our struggles affect our functioning, or maybe we just want life to feel a bit better than it currently does. Helping to make sense of small difficulties or massive challenges can be made easier with someone on your team to help.
We all have things we struggle with. It is called being human. Sometimes our struggles affect our functioning, or maybe we just want life to feel a bit better than it currently does. Helping to make sense of small difficulties or massive challenges can be made easier with someone on your team to help.
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Madhu Munasinghe
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
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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T Melanie Lake
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Welcome. Seeking psychological help is a courageous step & I aim to make it accessible, understandable & effective for clients. Please feel free to email me. I am a Doctorate-level qualified Clinical Psychologist who can help with assessment & therapy for mental health needs, personal problems or relationship issues. I work in a transparent way, explaining what we do & why, to increase your insight & engagement in your therapy. A good “fit” between client & psychologist is key & I would encourage you to look until you find that. I offer evidence-based strategies & coping skills, or can advise self-help or other resources at times.
Welcome. Seeking psychological help is a courageous step & I aim to make it accessible, understandable & effective for clients. Please feel free to email me. I am a Doctorate-level qualified Clinical Psychologist who can help with assessment & therapy for mental health needs, personal problems or relationship issues. I work in a transparent way, explaining what we do & why, to increase your insight & engagement in your therapy. A good “fit” between client & psychologist is key & I would encourage you to look until you find that. I offer evidence-based strategies & coping skills, or can advise self-help or other resources at times.
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Are you a counsellor?
Counsellor
Not Verified Not Verified
Dear Counselling Professionals! Welcome to Psychology Today's Counselling Directory. Clients are looking for your help. Be the first to join us in your area. Click on the 'sign up' link above, and join us today.
Dear Counselling Professionals! Welcome to Psychology Today's Counselling Directory. Clients are looking for your help. Be the first to join us in your area. Click on the 'sign up' link above, and join us today.

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Julia Ferry-Parker
Counsellor, PsychD, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Kia ora! My name is Julia Ferry-Parker, I am a NZAC Registered Counsellor and an Analyst-in-Training. I have been studying and practicing for the last couple of years, mainly working with adults from multiples cultures and backgrounds in a non-judgmental space. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate diploma in Psychoanalysis. I am originally from Brazil and have been living in Aotearoa for the last 3 years, running sessions in English and Portuguese with an ethical commitment to the care of the patients.
Kia ora! My name is Julia Ferry-Parker, I am a NZAC Registered Counsellor and an Analyst-in-Training. I have been studying and practicing for the last couple of years, mainly working with adults from multiples cultures and backgrounds in a non-judgmental space. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate diploma in Psychoanalysis. I am originally from Brazil and have been living in Aotearoa for the last 3 years, running sessions in English and Portuguese with an ethical commitment to the care of the patients.
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North Shore Psychology
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Hi, my name is Mette Hansen-Reid. I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with 18 years local and international experience working in adult mental health in the community, inpatient, and forensic settings. I am passionate about helping others and provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to share their stories and experiences. Born in Wanganui, and raised in rural Taranaki, I value time spent with family, exploring the outdoors, and travelling internationally.
Hi, my name is Mette Hansen-Reid. I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with 18 years local and international experience working in adult mental health in the community, inpatient, and forensic settings. I am passionate about helping others and provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to share their stories and experiences. Born in Wanganui, and raised in rural Taranaki, I value time spent with family, exploring the outdoors, and travelling internationally.
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Shivana Ramanjam
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and I work with adults over the age of 18. I offer individual therapy in a safe therapeutic space where individuals can explore and understand themselves better. Therapy is a pathway that can help individuals to become more in tune with their authentic selves and strengthen their relationships with others. Psychotherapy aims to add depth to life and relational experiences by assisting individuals to understand what is causing them mental distress. Through greater self-awareness and exploration, individuals are likely to experience an increase in emotional, professional, and relational growth.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and I work with adults over the age of 18. I offer individual therapy in a safe therapeutic space where individuals can explore and understand themselves better. Therapy is a pathway that can help individuals to become more in tune with their authentic selves and strengthen their relationships with others. Psychotherapy aims to add depth to life and relational experiences by assisting individuals to understand what is causing them mental distress. Through greater self-awareness and exploration, individuals are likely to experience an increase in emotional, professional, and relational growth.
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Christina Baird
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
On your best days, you want to and believe you can change the world, that is why you went into a helping profession. You are dedicated to your work caring for others. But it is hard work, and sometimes you struggle. Recently it feels like it has been more struggle than changing the world. You are beginning to wonder about burnout - does that explain your exhaustion? The stresses and strains of the global pandemic have taken their toll. Your work demands are overwhelming and you carry cares and worries for your clients home with you, and carry cares and worries about your family to work with you. You wonder about your career.
On your best days, you want to and believe you can change the world, that is why you went into a helping profession. You are dedicated to your work caring for others. But it is hard work, and sometimes you struggle. Recently it feels like it has been more struggle than changing the world. You are beginning to wonder about burnout - does that explain your exhaustion? The stresses and strains of the global pandemic have taken their toll. Your work demands are overwhelming and you carry cares and worries for your clients home with you, and carry cares and worries about your family to work with you. You wonder about your career.
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Bergen Gell
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Hi I'm Bergen, I've been a counsellor for 16 years. I have a vast range of knowledge and experience and it would be my pleasure to work with you and support you in whatever way you need. My approach is eclectic, using a range of modalities' and resources. I come from a direct, empathic, genuine position when dealing with my clients. As I get to know you , you get to know me. I do this professional because I car and have a heart for people. I work with many different clients and their different needs.
Hi I'm Bergen, I've been a counsellor for 16 years. I have a vast range of knowledge and experience and it would be my pleasure to work with you and support you in whatever way you need. My approach is eclectic, using a range of modalities' and resources. I come from a direct, empathic, genuine position when dealing with my clients. As I get to know you , you get to know me. I do this professional because I car and have a heart for people. I work with many different clients and their different needs.
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Josephine Husband
Social Worker
Not Verified Not Verified
I work with individuals, groups, businesses to provide an informed and experienced, holistic and natural approach to wellbeing. I believe we heal from the inside out and as humans, we need one another to guide and share what we know works to truly be free of illness and disease of the mind, the body, and the soul. I am passionate about individuals reconnecting to their personal power to take back their autonomy to truly lead a life of happiness, vitality and love. Funding can be negotiated, contact me via email to discuss proposals etc. Ngāmihi
I work with individuals, groups, businesses to provide an informed and experienced, holistic and natural approach to wellbeing. I believe we heal from the inside out and as humans, we need one another to guide and share what we know works to truly be free of illness and disease of the mind, the body, and the soul. I am passionate about individuals reconnecting to their personal power to take back their autonomy to truly lead a life of happiness, vitality and love. Funding can be negotiated, contact me via email to discuss proposals etc. Ngāmihi
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Emiliano Candia
Counsellor, PsychD, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
I offer counseling services for both adults, providing support to help you overcome challenges and achieve your goals. Rest assured, our counseling sessions are entirely non-judgmental, creating a safe and welcoming environment for your personal exploration and healing. Your privacy and confidentiality are paramount.
I offer counseling services for both adults, providing support to help you overcome challenges and achieve your goals. Rest assured, our counseling sessions are entirely non-judgmental, creating a safe and welcoming environment for your personal exploration and healing. Your privacy and confidentiality are paramount.
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Auckland Mental Wellness Centre
Psychologist, MPsych, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Auckland Mental Wellness Centre has a team of registered psychologists. We aim to provide professional, and confidential psychology service for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Our psychologists are experienced and certified supervisors to provide Clinical Supervision and Training for professionals. Our service include general and specialised psychological assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of relational, psychological, emotional, social and behavioural issues. We also do assessment report to Court and Immigration NZ.
Auckland Mental Wellness Centre has a team of registered psychologists. We aim to provide professional, and confidential psychology service for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Our psychologists are experienced and certified supervisors to provide Clinical Supervision and Training for professionals. Our service include general and specialised psychological assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of relational, psychological, emotional, social and behavioural issues. We also do assessment report to Court and Immigration NZ.
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Mihili Alexander
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PBANZ
Verified Verified
I am a Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist and Clinical Supervisor with 10+ years of experience working in mental health in NZ. I work with adults and young people (16+ years). I have experience working with a broad range of issues, most of which are listed below on my profile.
I am a Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist and Clinical Supervisor with 10+ years of experience working in mental health in NZ. I work with adults and young people (16+ years). I have experience working with a broad range of issues, most of which are listed below on my profile.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Waipa District

10+

Average cost per session

$185

Counsellors in Waipa District who prioritize treating:

64% Anxiety
55% Relationship Issues
55% Depression
55% Stress
55% Life Transitions
45% Bereavement
45% Divorce

Average years in practice

14 Years

How Counsellors in Waipa District see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Waipa 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.

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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.