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Judith Elder

Dr Judith Elder


St Heliers Psychology

The current COVID 19 situation raises many challenges for our mental health. I am currently available for video therapy sessions until it is safe to meet face to face. This is delivered by a secure network. There is evidence that CBT delivered by video can be as effective as face to face therapy. You can still choose to initially have a free phone consultation prior to booking this.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist offering therapy to adults with a range of difficulties, with a particular speciality with treating PTSD and trauma.
Judith Elder clinical psychologist auckland

Contact Judith

M. 021 0259 1752
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Practice Locations

Fillan Healthcare
East Med Medical Centre
188 St Heliers Bay Road
St Heliers
Auckland 1071
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Online therapy available.

Transport and Parking

Parking is available at East Med Medical Centre.


Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available. 


Assessment session (1.5 hours): $220 
Therapy session (1 hour): $165 
EMDR processing session (80 minutes): $200

Payment Options

Payment by bank transfer please, and I will also let you know if I have EFTPOS service set up.

Client Types

Adolescents, adults.


Areas of Special Interest

PTSD, anxiety difficulties (including panic, social anxiety, OCD, phobias), psychosis, depression, body image and eating difficulties, stress and burnout, difficulties with shame and self criticism, low self esteem and relationship problems.


Counselling/Therapy Services

I believe that therapy can enable and empower everyone to lead a happy and meaningful life. I work using an integration of a number of evidenced based therapeutic models, but with a focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR. Using a collaborative, warm style, I am interested in how some of the experiences in your life may have shaped your beliefs, resulting in particular ways of behaving and relating to others. Together we can start to understand these patterns and I can help you to develop new ways of coping.  I am also interested in how traumatic past or recent experiences may be affecting you, and how I can work with you to process these painful memories and allow you to reclaim your life. 

I will start by offering a free, short (15 minute) phone consultation to ensure that I am the right person to help you with your goals. We can then arrange to meet for our first assessment session, which will for 90 minutes to allow us time to thoroughly discuss your presenting difficulties.


Counselling/Therapy Approach

In my work, I draw closely on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Analytic Informed Therapy. I also draw on systemic theory and am trained in offering Single Session Family Consultations.


Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist
  • Member United Kingdom Health Care and Professions Council
  • Member EMDR Association of Australia


  • Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (University College London, UK) - 2011
  • Bachelor of Science, Experimental Psychology (The University of Bristol, UK) 

Background and Experience

I have 10 years of experience of working in mental health services in the UK and New Zealand, often working with people with chronic and complex mental health difficulties, both in the community and on inpatient wards. In addition to working with adults with mental health problems, I have experience working with children and adolescents, older adults and people with intellectual disabilities. I also have particular expertise in working with women in pregnancy and during the post partum period. I also have experience of conducting research, evaluating health services and training professionals. Currently I split my time between DHB work and working in private practice.


Supervision Services

I am available for clinical supervision in the Auckland region for psychologists and other registered professionals who practice evidence-based therapies.