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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

Parnell, Auckland.

Transport and Parking

The clinic is situated on a quiet side road with plenty of on-street parking. It is a 5 minute walk from a busy bus stop and a 25 minute walk from Auckland CBD and Britomart train station.


Wednesday (full day until 8pm) 
Weekday evening and Saturday morning appointments can be also be arranged.


Sessions are 50 - 60 minutes in duration and $170 (all inclusive). 

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, adults.


Areas of Special Interest

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


  • 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.