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Dr Christina Birkin

Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor

Mindchanging Psychology
 
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Member NZ College of Clinical Psychologists. Ten years experience coaching effective skills to heal depression, anxiety, grief and loss, low self-esteem, and solve difficult problems in life and relationships. Adults and adolescents. Can assist with WINZ funding.
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Contact Details

M. 021 295 7892
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Practice Locations

Rust Avenue Medical Centre
15 Rust Ave
Whangarei
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Appointments

Appointments available Tuesdays and Fridays.

Fees

Individuals: $130 per 1 hour session.
Couples: $150 per 1 hour session.
WINZ funding available for those who are eligible.
 


Client Types

Adolescents, adults, couples.

 

Areas of Special Interest

Anxiety, depression, trauma, self esteem, disordered relationship with food.

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

When we learn something new, or change the way we think about the things we already know, we literally change our minds as the synaptic connections in our brain reorganise themselves. This is the principle that clinical psychologists work with when we help people to change old habits and patterns of thinking that get in the way of fulfilment and happiness. 
 
My aim is that our work together will change your mind about the things that hold you back and help you to live a more enjoyable and contented life. You can read more about me, and my approach to therapy, on my website mindchanging.co.nz.

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

​Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) approaches to solving problems. 

During therapy sessions you will have the opportunity to learn and practice skills tailored specifically to your needs.  Skills that many people find helpful are:
  • tools for building and mending relationships;
  • ways to reduce and tolerate painful emotions;
  • strategies for solving difficult problems.
   

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist
  • Member New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (MNZCCP)
  

Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Auckland
  

Background and Experience

I am a registered clinical psychologist. I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Auckland and I am a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists. I work as a clinical psychologist in private practice, and lecture in post graduate psychology at Auckland University of Technology. I have previously worked in community mental health care at Auckland District Health Board and have provided training for mental health workers at district health boards and private healthcare facilities around New Zealand.
 
In seeing a registered clinical psychologist you get the benefit of eight years of university training informing your therapy, and the assurance that what you receive will always be effective, evidence based strategies for change. My years of working in mental health in the hospital system have given me broad experience, and a thorough knowledge of working with all kinds of difficulties. You can be confident that whatever problem you come with we will find solutions to it together.

 

Supervision Services

Professional clinical supervision using a DBT framework.