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Adriana Thomas

Dr Adriana Thomas

Psychologist

 
I am a registered clinical psychologist helping adults, young people, couples and families to understand life’s challenges whilst working towards positive changes and a meaningful existence.
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Practice Locations

Richmond Consulting Rooms
12/386 Richmond Road
Grey Lynn
Auckland
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Online therapy available.

Appointments

Fridays: 8am - 5pm
Please contact me for available hours online.

Languages

English
Portuguese / Português
Spanish / Español
French / Français

Fees

Individuals: $170 inc GST (50 minutes)
Couples: $220 inc GST (80 minutes)
 

Payment Options

Bank transfer or cash.
 


Client Types

Children, adolescents, adults, couples, families.

 

Areas of Special Interest

I have experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. My research and personal interests are in migration, identity, gender, culture and women’s health.

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

Life can be incredibly challenging at times, particularly during major changes and life transitions. Recently, there have been many stressors in the world which have impacted us in many ways, can be difficult to understand and process. Therapy can help individuals to understand problems that occur in our lives and work on ways to cope whilst still reaching for our aspirations.
Our relationships can play a role on how we understand ourselves, the world and others and the therapeutic relationship can facilitate and bring about positive change with other people. I aim to help you understand what is important in your life and what steps are needed to guide you in that direction and live a meaningful life.

Our first session will focus on understanding what brought you to therapy and hopes around this. Sessions will be specific to your needs, can be short or long term and related to what’s important to you.

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

My aim is to help you understand and gain more insight about yourself, relationships and values. I am trained in a range of evidence-based therapies and draw on:
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy and Narrative therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness

A good therapeutic relationship is my main goal as a therapist, and providing a supportive environment which is safe to discuss difficulties. I make every effort to provide a therapy space that is both beneficial and meaningful to you.

  

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist
 

Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Clinical Neuropsychology and Psychological Assessment
  • Hons in Counselling Psychology
 

Background and Experience

After travelling and teaching migrants for 10 years, I became interested in understanding more about human nature and decided to change career. I am a registered clinical psychologist and have worked in different settings, including child and adolescent mental health, NGOs and corrections. I have experience working with a wide range of people and difficulties. Some of these include:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression/Mood disorders/Sadness
  • Anger
  • Low self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Relationship challenges
  • Family dynamics
  • Child and Adolescent mental health
  • Challenges as Parents
  • Grief/Loss
  • Migration