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Matthew Harward

psychotherapy  |  counselling  |  supervision

Focused counselling and time flexible psychotherapy
to children, young people, adults and couples.


Counselling is a way of coming to understand better a particular issue or situation.

Psychotherapy can help you gain a more comprehensive understanding of yourself, your thoughts, feelings and actions and can be more helpful for longer standing and more complex issues. Understanding the patterns that have dominated you, often without your realising it, can bring the possibility of choice and change. In sessions you can talk about whatever is on your mind. Together we will seek to discover what makes you who you are. Our work will help you to explore your thoughts, make connections and suggest meanings that you might not have discovered for yourself. As you continue over time you may begin to see yourself in a new light and start a process of change.



Women and men, young people and children.

People come for all sorts of reasons. Some examples are:
  • being troubled by their thoughts and feelings
  • broken or difficult relationships
  • loss and bereavement
  • unable to think or work
  • a sense of purposelessness
  • abuse and trauma
  • depression
  • feeling desperate
  • blocked creativity
  • anxiety
  • stress


You can contact me by email or by leaving me a message on (021) 0292 9002. I will respond to you as soon as I can to arrange an initial consultation. It is usually useful to meet twice to discuss what is concerning you. I can then recommend what might be helpful. It is also an opportunity for you to consider if I might be of help to you. The fee for 50 minute sessions is $150 (including GST). I am also an ACC registered counsellor for people dealing with issues emanating from sexual abuse or rape.


I am a New Zealander with a BSc (Massey) in psychology, Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Arbours Association, London, full registration with the Psychotherapists’ Board of Aotearoa New Zealand and a full member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP).

After completing training as a psychotherapist in London, graduating in 1998, I subsequently worked as a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer, in the NHS, charitable sector, universities, and in private practice in both London and Cambridge before returning to Wellington in 2008.

Since then I have been working both in private practice and for a district health board board. In my private practice I offer short term focused psychodynamic counselling, including EAP counselling, ACC counselling, and open-ended psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults, couples, children and young people. I also supervise counsellors and psychotherapists.
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Level 1
Braemar House
32 The Terrace
Wellington CBD
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