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Anna Fleming

Psychotherapist

 
Ma te rongo ka mohio, Ma te mohio ka marama, Ma te marama ka matau, Ma te matau ka ora. 

Through perception comes awareness. Through awareness comes understanding. Through understanding comes knowledge. Through knowledge comes wellbeing. 
Anna Fleming psychotherapist grey lynn auckland

Contact Details

M. 021 839 300
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Practice Locations

28 Elgin Street
Grey Lynn
Auckland
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Transport and Parking

On street parking available 
Close to public transport

Appointments

Wednesday - daytime and evening appointments available 
Thursday - evening appointments available

Languages

Te Reo Māori
English

Fees

Per session - $110 
I am an approved psychotherapy provider with Work and Income - subsidies are available for low income earners or people who receive a benefit.
 

Payment Options

Cash or Internet Banking
 


Client Types

Adolescents, adults.

 

Areas of Special Interest

Anxiety and stress, depression, relationship issues, family dynamics, abuse and neglect, violence and trauma, grief, adoption, whangai and foster care, cultural, racial and indigenous issues.

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

My psychotherapy training means that I hold a great appreciation for relationships and believe that the relationships we have with ourselves and others play a significant part in our development. Understanding how past experiences have made an impact enables us to lay a different foundation for the future. This then helps to create new pathways and opportunities. 

In my practice I am guided by indigenous and western models of knowledge and understanding. As a practitioner with links to Ngāpuhi, Tūhoe and England, I emphasise the use of indigenous models of practice alongside western concepts. 

I favour developmental models such as attachment theory, and also use Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness techniques in developing distress tolerance skills and acceptance methods. From an indigenous perspective I consider health to be interconnected and holistic, with one of the best known methods of this being Te Whare Tapa Wha developed by Mason Durie. The combination of these two worldviews allows my practice to encompass many different areas of knowledge, allowing for a flexible and holistic treatment approach.

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

Psychotherapy is a process of understanding yourself in such a way that this new knowledge can begin to heal past trauma and ease current sufferings. For me, the whakatauki (proverb) above identifies many of the key concepts within psychotherapy. Deeper perceptions, awareness and understandings help to foster a greater sense of wellbeing in ourselves and provides understanding as to how we relate with the world around us.
  

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Psychotherapists (ProvMNZAP)
 

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy Studies
  • Master of Psychotherapy (First Class Hons)
 

Background and Experience

I have over twelve years experience in working with individuals and whānau through my work as a social worker and psychotherapist. 

I have worked in a number of different agency settings including a residential addictions service, and two tertiary providers. Coupled with my community based practice where I have worked for the last three years, I have worked with a range of people seeking support and treatment.