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Rebecca Herald

Dr Rebecca Herald


​Difficult experiences are part of being human and we all face times when things can feel overwhelming or hard. Therapy can help to overcome persistent challenges and to build a more meaningful and enjoyable life.
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Contact Rebecca

M. 022 083 4080
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Practice Locations


Online sessions available via Zoom or Doxy.


Weekdays. Evening appointments are available but are limited. 


$140 for a 55 minute session
$200 for an 85 minute session
(All fees are inclusive of GST)

ACC Sensitive Claims accredited.
Partial funding may be available through WINZ, subject to eligibility.

Payment Options

Payment can be made via cash or bank transfer (within 3 days after appointment). 


A 50% fee occurs if cancellation is made less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment.

Client Types

Adolescents (16+), adults.


Areas of Special Interest

Trauma, anxiety, low mood/depression, elevated mood/mania, overwhelming emotions, grief, sleep difficulties, relationship challenges, perfectionism, work stress and burnout.


Counselling/Therapy Services

I provide a holistic approach to psychological therapy and work collaboratively with my clients to help create meaningful change. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is the key to effective therapy. I aim to create a warm, non-judgemental environment in which you feel safe to discuss and make sense of your experiences. There will be times when I will ask you to practice or reflect on things in between appointments, so I can more effectively help you make changes outside of the therapy room. Our work together may include: 
  • Helping you to understand yourself and your challenges in new ways; 
  • Identifying and shifting patterns of behaving and thinking that are contributing to the problem or keeping you stuck; 
  • Developing new skills to cope with overwhelming emotions and unhelpful thoughts; 
  • Learning how to relate to yourself and others differently, and; 
  • Developing new problem solving skills.

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I take an integrated approach to therapy that is tailored to my clients' individual needs and goals. I have been trained in, and draw from, a number of therapy modalities in my practice, including: 
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) 
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) 
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) 
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist
  • Associate Member of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Member of the Association of Contextual and Behavioral Science
  • ACC Registered Counsellor (Sensitive Claims)


  • Doctorate of Clinical Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology (First Class)
  • Graduate Diploma of Science (Psychology)
  • Graduate Diploma of Arts (Political Science)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communications)

Background and Experience

In addition to my private practice, I work for the Auckland District Health Board providing psychological assessment and therapy for adolescents and adults with moderate to severe mental health difficulties.