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Kit Philo

Kit Philo


Lighthouse Psychology
Lighthouse Clinic has been operating in Tauranga since 2010 and has recently expanded to North Auckland. Kit has many years of experience, including working and running group therapy in Australia. Ares of interest are using clinical vitamins to improve mental health.
Kit Philo psychologist whangaparaoa auckland

Contact Details

M. 027 864 7198
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Practice Locations

26 Ardern Avenue
Stanmore Bay
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Online counselling via Skype.


Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm. 
Evening appointments available by arrangement. 

Email to for appointment or use the automatic booking system on our website


$150 plus GST 
ACC sexual abuse counselling is fully funded.
Victim Support Counselling is fully funded.

Client Types

Children, adolescents, adults.


Areas of Special Interest

Individual Therapy, Skype Consultations, EAP (Stratos), Victim Support, ACC registered 


Counselling/Therapy Services

We aim to provide effective treatment to individuals experiencing a range of symptoms and difficulties. These include the following: ​ 
  • Mood disorders including Anxiety, Depression, Social Anxiety, Fears & Phobias, Panic Disorder, OCD, PTSD, complex trauma and Bi-Polar disorder. 
  • Chronic Pain - including somatoform/Somatic Disorders, Health Anxiety, Medical Conditions, Pain Conditions, Unexplained Somatic Symptoms and chronic illness. 
  • Sexuality and Gender issues 
  • Relationship issues - this can include interpersonal difficulties, dating, internet dating and how to identify and avoid dysfunctional relationships. 
  • Sexual Abuse and rape including Childhood Sexual Abuse (ACC registered) 
  • Addictions - Drugs & Alcohol, Marijuana, Porn, Gambling. 
  • Stress - Including work stress, change, loss or Bereavement. 
  • Career & Vocational Changes 

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy 
Individual Therapy or  Skype Consultations 


Counselling/Therapy Approach

  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) 
  • Schema Therapy 
  • Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy 
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) 
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 
  • Solution Focussed Therapy 
  • Interpersonal therapy 
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Psychologist
  • ACC Registered Counsellor
  • Victim Support Registered Counsellor


  • Bachelor in Social Science (1st degree Honors) 
  • Certificate in Psychological Practice (Australia) 
  • Counselling in Addiction and Group therapy

Background and Experience

Kit has practiced in New Zealand since 2009 and is a director of Lighthouse Psychology Clinic. She has a wide range of experience having previously worked in Australia running group therapy in a Private Mental Health facility. She has trained extensively in Yalom style group based therapy. She specializes in Anxiety disorders and she brings her knowledge of neuropsychology and brain plasticity to her clinical practice. She is a supporter of the groundbreaking research on clinical Vitamins at Canterbury University and ADHD in children and mood disorders in Adults. Kit applies a holistic approach to her practice.