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Kate Druce

Kate Druce

Psychologist

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Contact Kate

M. 022 464 0699

Practice Locations

Level 9
Ranchod Tower
39 The Terrace
Wellington CBD
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Transport and Parking

There are two parking buildings on The Terrace.
Most buses in the CBD travel along Lambton Quay and it is a short elevator ride, drive or walk from there to the Terrace.

Appointments

I am available in the afternoon Tuesday - Friday.

I may be able to provide out of hours appointments by negotiation.

Fees

A 50 minute appointment with me costs $160.

There may be exceptions to this if you are referred through third party funders (e.g., ACC)
 

Payment Options

Online banking
 


Client Types

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

 

Areas of Special Interest

I work with a wide range of people experiencing anything from being stressed by everyday life through to experiencing significant mental illness/emotional well being challenges. I work with children & families as well as individual adults

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

I’m a born and bred Wellingtonian. While I have lived and travelled overseas I always come back to this place! I have a primary school aged child (so I like to think that I am familiar with the emotional and practical challenges parenting can bring). When I’m not at work I can be found at the nearest cafe drinking a good long black….

I don’t pretend to have a magic wand or all the answers. You’re the expert on your life and your family, I know about psychology.

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

My approach is a eclectic in nature (which really means that I use a lot of different ways to help). I use various forms of talking therapy for children and adults including ideas from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.

I certainly don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ philosophy. I do believe that it is best to work together to achieve the best outcomes.

I have particular interest in the interplay between physical and mental health.

  

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist
 

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Arts
  • Post Graduate Diploma Science (Psychology)
  • Master of Science (Psychology)
  • Post Graduate Diploma Clinical Psychology
 

Background and Experience

I have worked in this area for around 20 years. I have experience of working with both children and adults. I have worked with children/young people and families in mental, physical and developmental health settings. Similarly I have worked alongside adults with significant and more mild mental health/emotional well-being difficulties, in both physical and mental health settings. I have lived experience of the medical system.