Amy Jackson

Psychologist, Picton Street Practice

Kia ora, I’m Amy (she/her). I’m a registered psychologist with six years’ experience helping people with their wellbeing and hauora. 

I have experience in working with a variety of concerns including:

  • depression and low mood
  • stress and burnout
  • anxiety
  • trauma
  • coping with physical health issues and pain
  • grief and loss
  • relationship difficulties
  • self-development and self-esteem
  • addressing unhelpful patterns or behaviours

What will the first session be like?

If you have never been to a therapy session before, it may seem daunting! It’s a brave step to seek support and it’s normal to feel nervous or unsure.

We will use our first session together to discuss your main concerns, as well as getting to know your history, day-to-day life, previous experiences of therapy and your goals. At the end of the first appointment we will collaborate on a plan to help you address your concerns. This could involve booking a follow up therapy session, further assessment, and/or referral to other supports.

I am able to offer both short-term (1-6 sessions) and longer-term therapy depending on your needs.

My approach:

I am primarily trained and experienced in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Meaning Centred Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and may introduce resources from one or more therapy models depending on your needs and interests. I have a particular interest in identifying what’s important and meaningful in your life and using that to guide our sessions.

For therapy to be most beneficial, it’s important that you feel I’m the right fit for you, and that you can be open and collaborative. I will regularly check in with you that we are heading in the right direction and working on the things that matter to you. 

Background and experience:

I am a health psychologist trained at the University of Auckland. Alongside my private practice, I currently work for Auckland DHB supporting patients and their whānau to cope with physical health conditions. I have practiced psychology in a variety of settings across Tāmaki Makaurau since qualification in 2016.

My work has been and continues to be guided by the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

FAQs

Q Fees:

Standard fees are $180 for a 50-60 minute individual session, or $230 for a 80-90 minute couple or whānau session.

Fees are payable via online bank transfer or cash.

If your financial situation makes it difficult to pay for therapy, please feel free to contact me regardless to discuss. There may be funding options we can explore together, & sliding scale fee options for students or those receiving benefits.

Q Appointments:

Appointments are available in-person on Wednesdays at Picton Street Practice, between 8am and 7pm, or online via video call.

Street parking is available.

Q Accessibility:

Please note that my current rooms are unfortunately not wheelchair accessible and are up a flight of stairs that may be difficult for people with limited mobility. Please feel free to contact to discuss further as it may be possible for me to see you at home or another location that suits you.

Q Qualifications, professional memberships and registrations:

- Registered Psychologist
- Member of NZ Psychological Society (NZPsS)
- Member of the Institute of Health Psychology (IHP)

- Post Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology, The University of Auckland
- Master of Health Psychology (Hons), The University of Auckland

Q Cancellation policy:

Please note a 50% fee will be charged in the event of a cancellation with less than 24 hours' notice.

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