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Vikki Baird

Psychologist & Supervisor


"On the healing journey, it's always good to ask... Am I committed to healing my way to a new way of being, or am I simply hiding in my process? Therapy is not a place to hide from happiness. It's a place to clear the obstacles to happiness. It's a place to come alive."  - Jeff Brown
Vikki Baird psychologist avondale auckland

Contact Vikki

Note: I am currently not taking on any new clients.
M.  021 802 788
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Practice Locations

96 Naylor Street
Hamilton East
Hamilton
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Online counselling available.

Transport and Parking
On street parking available

Appointments

Hamilton: Tuesdays 9am-4pm
Online: flexible times available on Wednesdays & Thursdays

Fees

Initial consultation fee $100 
Regular session fee $140
 

Payment Options

Cash or direct credit to bank account
 


Client Types

Adolescents, adults, couples, groups.

 

Areas of Special Interest

I take a creative, integrated, collaborative approach to working with individuals and groups. Specialising in the areas of self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, existential concerns, and career and life path choices.

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

I provide counselling, support, and mentoring services for navigating the emotional waves and challenges of daily life. I believe it is within these daily struggles and challenges of life that our most valuable opportunities for building deeper meaning, fulfillment and resilience can emerge. 

Taking a strengths-based, humanistic approach to psychological health, I am committed to facilitating a safe and deeply accepting space for you to discover you own unique gifts, inner resources and wholeness, which you can then integrate consciously in to your life, creating more choice, emotional freedom, and flexibility, as you move forward on your chosen path. 

The first meeting will involve getting to know you, your history, life experiences, and needs, in order to develop a unique therapeutic plan and specific goals aimed at supporting you towards living the life you truly want to live.

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I am trained in a range of therapeutic approaches including:
  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Person-Centred Counselling
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT)
 

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Psychologist
  • Member NZ Psychological Society (MNZPsS)
 

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
  • Master of Health Science in Psychology (Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Psychology)
 

Background and Experience

My previous experience has involved working with adults and youth in a wide range of settings, including Youthline face to face counselling team, and as the residential Counselling Psychologist in an adult mental health residential setting. I have previously worked as a group facilitator for 'Mindfulness Works' (a mindfulness skills teaching course for adults), and also as facilitator for 'Mindsets' (a mindfulness and resiliency program for youth). Currently I work part time at Anxiety New Zealand Trust in Auckland, specialising in treating adults and adolescents with various anxiety conditions such as social anxiety, generalised anxiety, and OCD. My private practice work involves individual counselling, community groups, and workshops in the corporate and educational sectors.

 

Supervision Services

I also offer supervision services to psychologists, counsellors, and other mental health professionals, based on psychodynamic and person-centred approaches which focus on providing space for you to reflect deeply on the interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics at play within yourself and your clients.

This is influenced by my current training in Psychodrama Group Therapy work which helps me to understand the wider social forces at play, and the intricacies of working with individuals in an interpersonal way, within their social contexts and in groups.