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Cian Kerrisk

Cian Kerrisk

Counsellor & Supervisor

Synthesis Therapy & Counselling
Professional, effective psychotherapy and counselling for adolescents, adults, and couples.
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Contact Cian

M. 021 973 455
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Practice Locations

Titirangi, Auckland

Online counselling and psychotherapy by Skype

Client Types

Adolescents (15+), adults, couples.


Areas of Special Interest

Addiction, anxiety, insomnia, depression, relationships, trauma, loss & grief, self esteem etc.


Counselling/Therapy Approach

My therapeutic approach is a 'Synthesis' of Relational Psychodynamic, Humanistic, and Cognitive Behavioural modalities. 'Synthesis' also refers to the goal of integrating the parts of one's Self into a well-functioning whole, bringing balance and meaning.


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Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Member New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
  • Member of New Zealand Psychological Society (MNZPsS)
  • Member of the Counselling Psychology Institute of New Zealand


  • Masters of Health Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychosocial (Psychotherapy) Studies
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Education)
  • Graduate Certificate Higher Education
  • Certificate Supervisory Management

Background and Experience

  • More than 15 years experience in Psychotherapy, Counselling, Supervision, and Clinical Education.
  • Previously a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health and Addictions.
  • Currently a School Counsellor (High School)
  • Currently enrolled - Certificate in Supervision for Health & Social Service Professionals.

Supervision Services

I have a limited number of spaces available per fortnight for supervision of Counsellors, Therapists, Social Workers or Drug & Alcohol Practitioners (Qualified or in training). Either in-person at Titirangi or Online.

My supervision experience includes as a supervisor of Volunteer Phone Counsellors at Youthline (2004-2005), supervision of Social Work, Counsel ling, and AOD Practitioners on placement in an Alcohol & Drug Service (2010-2012), as a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health & Addictions supervising MIT Mental Health students on clinical placements (2012-2014), providing Specialist Consultations and Case Supervision for Social Workers as part of my role at Clinical Services Unit of Child Youth & Family/Oranga Tamariki (2014-2017), and providing supervision sessions (as a secondary supervisor) for Counselling Psychology students on placement in a school counselling department setting.