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“Psychotherapy at Apollo” is a group practice of nine clinicians. We are all registered, highly qualified health professionals with a depth of experience and a range of skills and expertise in psychotherapy, clinical psychology and counselling.

Our practice is situated in the Apollo Health and Wellness Centre, a medical health centre where there are many complementary health services available. We provide confidential counselling and assessment services, and both short-term and longer term psychotherapy for adults, couples, families, adolescents and children. We maintain consultation and referral links with many colleagues in the therapeutic  community.
Each new referral is considered individually, in terms of presenting issues, so that a good ‘fit’ with an appropriate therapist can be offered. Each client is unique in their needs and preferences, and the ongoing therapeutic pathway evolves during consultation. The possibilities revolve around providing relief of distressing symptoms, and/or deeper work which addresses the issues underlying the symptoms, within the context of a healing professional relationship.

There are many and varied reasons that people find therapy helpful, but we find people often present with these sorts of issues:

  • depression
  • chronic or persistent feelings of anxiety
  • grief and loss
  • traumatic events
  • physical, sexual and emotional abuse
  • unsatisfying or destructive relationships
  • stressful and conflictual family lives
  • struggles with parenting including those with young children needing support
  • children and adolescents experiencing difficulties at home or at school
  • confusion and self-doubt
  • identity issues
  • pervasive feelings of meaninglessness or emptiness
  • compulsive behaviour including addictions and eating problems
  • immigration and adjustment problems

The following modalities are offered:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Short term Supportive Psychological Counselling
  • Longer term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness based interventions
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Strategies
  • Integrative Gestalt
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy 

Supervision at Apollo

Our team has considerable experience in providing supervision and psychotherapy for mental health personnel and general practitioners, including specialised facilitation for health professionals requiring a Balint Group if requested. At times we also offer specialised psychotherapy groups to clients, depending on the need and interest levels in the community.
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Therapists at Apollo

Miranda Thorpe

Psychotherapist, Supervisor
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Over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples and families across a broad range of difficulties. I specialise in treating couple relationship problems, immigration adjustment, blended families and parenting issues.
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Jacqueline Hielkema 

Psychotherapist, Supervisor
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I offer individuals and couples a comfortable, safe, real space in which we can discover new perspectives on yourself and new choices in your life struggles.
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Cees Breuseker

Psychotherapist, Supervisor
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Establish and expect quick improvements in your understanding of relating, either to yourself and/or others through cognitive modeling. Or, when required, gain insight into issues that lay deeper inside the personality with explorative work, that will fit your pace. Skype sessions also available.
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Dr Lynelle Gillard

Clinical Psychologist
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Extensive experience assisting individuals, couples, families and groups to achieve their goals by building on their strengths to improve their current situations.
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Karen Hielkema

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Experienced working with people who may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, long term health conditions, post- and pre- natal distress and couple and parenting concerns, and issues related to gender.
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Dr Mark Thorpe

Clincial Psychologist, Supervisor
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Works collaboratively with adults, couples and families diverse backgrounds on issues including step-families, separation/divorce, immigration challenges, and work related anxieties and opportunities.
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Ivor Tomasevich

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Get clarity and understanding about who you are and how to live your life well. Career, relationship, immigration challenges a specialty. Adults and couples.
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Jan Winch McCarty

Counsellor, ACC Reg
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Jan's knowledge ,experience and strategies will help you to overcome your challenges and make meaningful life changes. Adults and couples welcome.
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Anat Popper

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Over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples and families, assisting with difficulties that hinder your life and relationships to find a way forward. Short and long term therapy according to individual need. 
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Apollo Centre for Health & Wellness (1st Floor
119 Apollo Drive
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There is ample free parking available around the building.

Psychotherapy at Apollo can be found by entering by the main medical and pharmacy entrance, taking the stairs or the lift to the first floor, turning left and proceeding to the end of the corridor, where you will find the rooms on the left.

Contact Apollo Psychotherapy

Ph (09) 477 3760

This is a confidential answer phone, please leave your name and phone number and one of our therapists will return your call as soon as possible.
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