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Clare Hiroti

Clare Hiroti

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Sometimes people realise that they want to make changes in their life patterns and how they relate to others. Seeing a psychotherapist can be the first step to changing their life.
Clare Hiroti counsellor psychotherapist whanganui

Contact Details

M. 027 212 8137
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Practice Locations

49 Ingestre Street
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Transport and Parking

Free parking available on surrounding streets.


Monday, Thursday and Friday 9am-3pm.
Monday to Friday some evening appointments available.


$95 per hour session (including GST) 
WINZ subsidies may be available.

Payment Options

Cash, cheque, bank deposit at the time of session.

Client Types



Areas of Special Interest

I work with trauma, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, life changes. I also work with relationship issues and parenting issues.


Counselling/Therapy Services

I work intuitively, through relationship with my clients. The healing occurs within the therapeutic relationship and changes that occur get carried into relationships outside the therapy room. I believe that a lot of healing can occur for people when they have someone being present and bearing witness to their story. I am a Bioenergetic psychotherapist and practice this form of body psychotherapy which helps release chronic muscular tensions and promotes physical and psychological wellbeing. In this way, people can engage in life and relationships more fully. 


Counselling/Therapy Approach

I am a certified Bioenergetic therapist. Bioenergetic Analysis is a body-centred psychotherapy which helps release chronic muscular tensions, manage emotional fluctuations and expands capacity for intimacy. The therapeutic relationship provides a safe container in which healing can occur. The goal of therapy is to relieve symptoms and move towards aliveness and vibrant health. 


Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
  • Member International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA)


  • Certified Bioenergetic Therapy (Psychotherapy) (NZ)
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork (UK)
  • Bachelor of Arts Hons (UK)

Background and Experience

I started my counselling work in 1999 in the UK, moving to NZ in 2000. I have worked as a school counsellor at Whanganui High School and Whanganui City College, and also a tertiary education counsellor at Whanganui UCOL. 

I worked as a trauma therapist at Whanganui Safe and Free (community Agency) for 6 years, alongside my small private practice. I have significantly expanded my private practice in 2018. I have been co-facilitating a therapeutic group for mothers at Jigsaw Whanganui since 2004.