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Kate Ferris

Kate Ferris

Psychologist, Child Therapist, Family Therapist, Supervisor

Quality and affordable psychological services for children through to adults.
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Contact Kate

M. 027 944 4264
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Practice Locations

47 Cherrywood Drive (Upstairs)
Cherrywood Shopping Centre
Otumoetai 3110
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Online therapy available.

Transport and Parking

Parking available onsite.


Monday 9am -2pm
Tuesday 9am-6pm
Wednesday 9am-2pm
Thursday 9am-2pm

*After hours available upon inquiry


$140 per hour

Payment Options

Cash, credit card or bank transfer.

Client Types

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


Areas of Special Interest

Relationships, grief, trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, sex, neurodiversity (e.g. autism/ADHD), attachment, family systems, mediation, parenting, divorce, self-esteem, illness/pain, supervision, burn-out, illness, infidelity, behaviour change.


Counselling/Therapy Services

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I am a registered psychologist passionate about partnering with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan to enhance their wellbeing and to find sustainable solutions to a wide range of concerns. My practice is collaborative, empathetic and evidence-based.

Together, we develop the insight and skills to help you manage and work through the problems you are experiencing. You will be listened to sincerely and supported in developing greater self-awareness, self-compassion, and targeted change.

I am also a trained mediator and am especially interested in supporting couples in conflict and families in transition (during and after separation). To this task, I bring a deep understanding of child development, family systems, parenting and communication coaching. I have specialist training in child inclusive practices and high-conflict dynamics.

Sessions occur at my centrally located clinic or online.


Counselling/Therapy Approach

I use an integrative approach that draws on a range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), mindfulness, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) as well as creative and somatic modalities. Depending on client goals and concerns, psycho-educational and coaching practices may be used.


Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Psychologist
  • ACC Registered Counsellor
  • New Zealand Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Member NZ Psychological Society (MNZPsS)
  • Institute of Community Psychology
  • Institute of Health Psychology
  • Resolution Institute (Mediation)
  • New Zealand Pain Society


  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Master of Science (Psychology)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice of Psychology

Background and Experience

Extensive professional development and teaching experience.


Supervision Services

I offer affordable online supervision for other practitioners. Please inquire for rates and availability.