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Seiko Shirai

Seiko Shirai

Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist

Let go of who you think you are supposed to be and embrace who you really are.
Seiko Shirai psychotherapist birkenhead north shore auckland

Practice Locations

Resolution House
107A Lake Road
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203A Symonds Street
Auckland City
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Online psychotherapy available.

Transport and Parking

Northcote: Plenty of car park is available.
Symonds St: street carpark ($1-3/hr) available (e.g. St Benedicts St, Upper Queen St, or France St)


Please enquire.


I am fluent in English 英語 and Japanese 日本語.


Standard session (50 minutes) $140

Soul Healing Therapy:
Trial session (80 minutes) $200
Standard session (170 minutes) $420 

If finances are a barrier to you accessing therapy please contact me to see if we can come to an arrangement.

Payment Options


Client Types

Adolescents, adults, groups.


Areas of Special Interest

Stress, anxiety, depression, self-worth, self-judgement, fear of speaking up for oneself, hurt of not being understood, relationships, trauma, immigration, difficulties caused by cultural differences, personal growth, realisation of dreams, grief & loss.


Counselling/Therapy Services

Recurring emotional pain and repeated interpersonal difficulty is not the sign that there is something wrong with you. It is the message from your life that you are suppressing your true self. It is possible to have a more enjoyable and fulfilling life through cultivating a new way of living that you truly accept and embrace who you really are. I believe that your present issue can open the gateway towards living a life in a way that is most natural and true for you. I will be committed to being an active partner in your journey towards emotional freedom, increased sense of joy and better health. 

Soul Healing Therapy:
Is a powerful tool to deepen your connection with your inner world. This is based on a method blending psychotherapy, mindfulness and hypnotherapy. This approach allows you to access the subconscious, which has the tremendous healing power to bring harmony into all levels of your life on the physical, the emotional and the spiritual. Soul Healing Therapy is effective to find deeper meanings inherent in your presenting issues. It also helps you explore the root cause of symptoms including cancer, chronic stress and anxiety, irrational fears etc.

Visit my website for more about my services..


Counselling/Therapy Approach

I provide both short term and long term therapy depending on your aims. 

My approach includes: 
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy 
  • Mindfulness 
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 
  • Hypnotherapy (Past life therapy, inner-child therapy, grief therapy, etc) 

My practice is LGBTIQ and minority friendly. 

I am committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 


Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Psychotherapist


  • Masters of Psychotherapy (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy
  • National Guild of Hypnosis Hypnotherapy Master Course
  • Japan Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists Hypnotherapy Basic Course
  • Brian Weiss Past Life Therapy Workshop 

Background and Experience

  • Have trained and worked in the areas of Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy since 2011
  • I am experienced in working with people aged 16-65 from over 40 countries in Japan and in New Zealand 
  • Trained in psychodynamic and person-centred approach 
  • My previous experience has involved working with adults and youth including Higher Ground Drug Rehabilitation 
  • Holding seminars on cultural differences – East and West, Self-compassion, Psychotherapy and Buddhism 
  • My private practice work involves individual counselling, seminars and workshops 
  • I support groups of young people with special needs 
  • Have worked in Japan, America and New Zealand for total 25 years