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Vijay Mahantesh


Vijay is a New Zealand trained and registered psychotherapist. He is experienced in both short- and long-term therapy, helping people at varying life stages with wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, anger management, difficult relationships, and abuse (physical, emotional, or sexual).
Vijay Kahantesh psychotherapist auckland

Contact Details

M. 021 140 3725
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Practice Locations

Auckland CBD

Remuera, Auckland

Transport and Parking

Getting to your first session can be quite challenging. After the initial phone call, location and car parking details will be emailed or texted to you so you can arrive to the first session comfortably.


Each session will be for 1 hour.  Appointments are usually at a regular time agreed at the initial meeting.


English अंग्रेज़ी, Hindi हिंदी and also competent in a few other Indian languages.


$120 per session

Payment Options

Payment can be made by cash or through bank deposit on the day of the appointment.

Client Types



Areas of Special Interest

Emotional difficulties, people affected by trauma or stress, relationship and work-related challenges, ‘meaning of life’ issues, sexual expression, culture- and sexuality-related difficulties, disability.


Counselling/Therapy Services

Vijay has postgraduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy (for an overview of counselling and psychotherapy, you may find it useful to read Te Pou's guide on talking therapies in New Zealand). Vijay has worked at the Burnett Centre in Auckland supporting clients with sexuality and healthy sexual expression. He is also an experienced behaviour therapist and has extensive professional experience in behaviour analysis and crisis management. Vijay regularly facilitates group workshops on a range of topics covering mental health and wellbeing, behaviour support, and crisis prevention. Having embarked on a career early in life, Vijay has previously also worked in a corporate environment delivering IT-enabled services and has held management roles in quality assurance. 


Counselling/Therapy Approach

We all have adaptive capacities and are incredibly resilient. However, conflict within oneself and in our relationship is inevitable. In a safe and accepting counselling or psychotherapy setting, one can heal painful experiences of the past and repair current conflicts.

Although psychodynamic psychotherapy forms the backbone of Vijay’s therapeutic approach, he finds it useful to draw on other proven skills from a vast body of current literature on counselling, neuropsychotherapy, and trauma therapy.

When you begin psychotherapy with Vijay, you are likely to find him working alongside you to find an approach that best suits your needs.


Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Crisis Prevention Institute, Certified Senior Instructor


  • Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy Studies - AUT
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Psychology and Applied Mental Health) - AUT

Background and Experience

In addition to being a psychotherapist, Vijay is a mindfulness practitioner and a certified yoga instructor and makes the most of any opportunity to align mind, body, and spirit. He is currently completing his dissertation for a Master of Psychotherapy. He loves the outdoors and always eager to make the most of New Zealand’s coastlines and bush. 

If you have any questions about Vijay’s skills and experience or if you would like to have a conversation about how he may be able to help, please contact him by email or phone.