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:
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.
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.
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.