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Frederick Leonard

Frederick Leonard

Psychologist & Supervisor

Whitianga Psychology
 
Whitianga Psychology provides research-based solutions for today's most pressing issues. With a local presence, I work collaboratively utilizing an innovative approach that combines psychological knowledge and compassion to maximize psychological growth in each individual I work with.
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M. 021 294 1968
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Practice Locations

16 Catherine Crescent
Whitianga 3015
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Transport and Parking

Free and private parking at Whitianga Psychology site. 

Appointments

Weekdays: 9am - 6pm

No weekend appointments available at this time.

Fees

- $100 per hour for consultations
- $150 - $750 for assessments (depending on the type of assessment)
- Meetings and assessments that are conducted off-site at a school, home, or at a location other than at the Whitianga Psychology practice site incurs a flat charge of $50.
 

Payment Options

Internet Banking
 


Client Types

Children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, groups.

 

Areas of Special Interest

ASSESSMENTS (Cognitive & Psycho-educational). SPECIAL ASSESSMENT CONDITIONS (assistive tech, reader/writer exam support). OTHER REFERRALS (ADHD, ASD, ECE concerns, childhood anxiety, aggression etc.). PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (Behaviour, Parenting)

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

I use the best of what current psychology tells us about how our minds work and learn to support people in our local community. I bring psychology and the Coromandel Peninsula community together to provide a place for children and adults to develop the social, emotional, and behavioural tools they need for success at a certain point and time in their lives. 

I work hand-in-hand with community based professionals (medical practitioners, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, counsellors etc.), educational professionals (school leadership, teachers, teacher aides, Early Childhood Education Centres) to provide psychological services on the Coromandel Peninsula. 

I am a registered Psychologist and Specialist Teacher of Learning and Behaviour. I am fortunate to have a wide variety of expertise and experience working in the areas of:
  • ADHD
  • Early Childhood Concerns
  • Parenting Support 
  • Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia)
  • Mood Issues (Separation Anxiety, Selective Mutism, School Refusal)
  • Organizational Difficulties
  • Social Skills and Social Understanding issues etc. 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I believe in a multi-disciplinary approach. I use current best-practice and documented intervention to assist young people and their families. Family involvement is absolutely critical to ensure the success of any person with academic, emotional, and/or behavioural difficulties. 

Confidentiality and privacy is strictly upheld (subject to the Privacy Act 1993 and the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003), and I only communicate with other providers and organisations upon your consent and written request.


  

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Psychologist
  • Registered Specialist Teacher (Learning and Behaviour)
 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Education) 
  • Graduate Diploma (Education) 
  • Honours Degree (Children's Psychology) 
  • PGDip (Education: Special Needs Resource Teaching) 
  • Masters Degree (Educational Psychology) 
  • Post Masterate Diploma (Educational Psychology) 
 

Background and Experience

I am a registered and practicing psychologist since 2011. I am also a registered and experienced Resource Teacher (Learning and Behaviour Specialisation). 

My approach to intervention is an understanding that psychological support is also a process of learning, processing and practicing. It is the process of unpacking, recognising and understanding until the individual becomes deeply familiar with the presenting issue. Long standing, deep seated issues do not “go away” after a single discussion, but rather by practicing new learned strategies and behaviours with increased automaticity and ease over time.

 

Supervision Services

I provide professional supervision to fellow psychologists, teachers, RTLB and SWiS. I have supervised Masters level students in Psychology. 

I have presented professional learning/development and workshops to early childhood centres, school staff and parents on a number of topics. These topics include: 
  • attachment 
  • autism 
  • specific learning difficulties 
  • the function of undesired behaviour 
  • children’s anxiety and selective mutism 
  • auditory processing disorder 
  • safe physical restraint (MAPA) 
  • children presenting with undesired sexualised behaviour 
REFEREES WHO WILL COMMENT ON THE ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST