Amanda Moore

Insight Psychology

 

Hello. I’m a psychologist based in Pinehaven in Upper Hutt. I have a diverse background alongside a range of qualifications. In addition to my mahi I enjoy spending time with whanau, drawing and exploring the natural environment.

I work from a collaborative and strengths’ based approach. I use evidence-based therapies including motivational Interviewing, solutions focussed therapy, ACT,CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

I focus on supporting all clients to make achievable and sustainable change in their life. I work with young people and adults.

I have a special interest in working with men who face struggles around work, life, relationships and becoming unstuck from unwanted patterns of behaviour-including communication, alcohol, drugs behavioural addictions or dependencies such as gambling, pornography or internet overuse and dependence. Assessment and treatment options may include coaching or referral.

 

Possible concerns:

  • Depressive disorders.
  • Anxiety and related conditions such as OCD.
  • Work-life imbalance.
  • Identity, self-awareness concerns including sexuality, gender dynamics and relationships.
  • Relationship or separation concerns.
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Sensitive Claims
  • Addictions and dependencies.

 

Children & Teens

I have experience as an educational psychologist working with whanau, children and adolescents facing behavioural and learning difficulties. I work with parents, schools, and the young person individually or in teams.
Some examples:

  • Behavioural/learning problems.
  • Gender diverse youth support.
  • Relationship and communication concerns.
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Severe behaviour

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

My approach is an integrated one- drawing from multiple fields of training and tailored to identified concerns, needs and strengths. Much work is centred in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy through counselling. I frequently use these in conjunction with graphic facilitation and other visual and practical tools. I use Solutions Focussed Therapy as part of a strengths’ based approach.

 

Background and Experience

I view my wide work and life experience as helpful to my clients in my practice. A few fields I’ve worked in include:

  • Youth and community work
  • Womens’ Refuge
  • Factory floors
  • Large worksites (in NZ and Australia).
  • Many areas of education including teaching at all levels , RTLB (Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour)and as an Educational Psychologist.
  • Ministry of Education

 

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychologist
- Registered Practitioner Member of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand (DAPAANZ)
- Member NZ Psychological Society (MNZPsS)
- NZ Defence Force Registered

Q Qualifications

- Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Psychology (Victoria University of Wellington, 2019)
- Masters in Educational Psychology (Distinction, Victoria University of Wellington, 2018)
- Graduate Diploma in Addiction Studies (Level 8, Wellington Institute of Technology, 2012)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Professional Development (Victoria University of Wellington, 2009)
- Graduate Diploma Teaching (Secondary, Northland Polytechnic, 1999)
- Bachelor of Arts (University of Waikato, 1984)

Q Appointments

- Most appointments are Monday to Friday from 9:30am until 6:00pm.
- Flexibility for evening or weekends is by arrangement.

Q Fees

- Insight Psychology fees are $150.00 per clinical hour.
- Charges may vary based on financial circumstances or funding by WINZ
- Payment is through Internet Banking or cash.