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Kathryn Ryan, Dr

kathryn ryan psythotherapist north shore auckland

Services Offered

The aim of therapy is not primarily to achieve insights into the past, but rather to improve our self awareness.
Unfortunately, the less aware we are, the more we stay stuck in old patterns that don’t work anymore.
Therapy helps us look at ourselves in a new way, which leads to new understandings and new meanings.
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Individual Therapy

Brief ‘solution focused’ therapy
Short, or long term, individual adult psychotherapy
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Couples & Family Therapy

Therapy for couples and families
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For psychotherapists, counsellors, community social workers, and other health professionals
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Group Work

Sensory Modulation
Life Skills Programme

What does Counselling and Psychotherapy Takapuna offer?

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Provides a safe space where painful stories and feelings can be explored
Helps reduce your symptoms – for example, stress, anxiety, depression, irritability
Improves your ability to cope with life and its stressors
Helps you understand how, and why, you have become who you are
Helps you grow in self awareness, confidence, and happiness
Helps you develop more satisfying intimate relationships
Develops a strengthened sense of inner identity and freedom to be who you are
Please call or contact me to talk about which option will be the most beneficial for you or if you are unsure of anything.
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Psychotherapy has helped many people deal with emotional and psychological distress which can be experienced in many ways including:

Feelings of anxiety and/or panic

Feelings of depression, sadness, grief or emptiness

Dealing with losses such as bereavement, divorce, loss of employment, retirement

Marital issues

Difficulty in dealing with stress, or recovering from stressful situations

Lack of confidence or excessive shyness

Extreme mood swings

Traumatic life experiences, including physical or sexual abuse

Difficulty making or sustaining intimate relationships

Repeatedly becoming involved in unsatisfying or destructive relationships

Self harm

Alcohol issues

Problems with food and body image

Difficulties with strong emotions, such as anger

Cross cultural adjustment

Post Natal Depression and  Bipolar Disorder
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Do you have intense emotions such as anxiety, depression, frustration, overwhelming sadness, anger, jealousy and mood swings?

Would you like to learn a set of skills that will help you deal with these emotions?
With the Life Skills Programme you will learn a series of invaluable skills such as:
Distress Tolerance
Sensory Modulation
Emotional Regulation
Interpersonal Effectiveness
Come to a skillful behaviour teaching group, where the focus is on active learning!
Please contact Kathryn Ryan to find out more about the Life Skills Programme.

About Kathryn Ryan

Kathryn is a Registered Psychotherapist with 20 years experience, having trained and worked as a psychotherapist in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She also spent some time working in Japan. She returned to New Zealand in 2003 and subsequently worked in private practice and for Community Mental Health services. Kathryn currently works in both Specialist Psychotherapy Services and private practice. Kathryn also co-facilitates specialized DBT based Life Skills Groups.
Memberships & Qualifications:
  Registered Psychotherapist
  Member NZ Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)
  Member of The International Association for Relational
      Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (MIRPP)

  Doctor of Ministry 
  Master of Social Work 
  Bachelor of Theology
  Teacher's Certificate
Therapeutic methods Kathryn uses in her work include:

  Psychodynamic theory
  Attachment theory
  CBT - Cognitive-behavioural Therapy
  DBT – Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  Mentalization Based Therapy
  Compassionate Mind Training
  Solution Focused Brief Treatment
  Sensory Modulation Training

Contact Kathryn Ryan

Counselling and Psychotherapy Takapuna
Suite B
99 Hurstmere Road


Mobile  021 445 082


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