Ananda Sleeman

Ananda Clinical Psychology

Basics – What you need to know

My style of therapy is down to earth, real, and focused on how you experience your world, both internally and externally. Regardless of what you might be struggling with, if it’s holding you back or making your life uncomfortable, I aim to help you make sense of it and to towards a life that works for you. I have training in a range of treatment approaches, and I can tailor them to suit your needs, which may change over time.

I can provide time-limited therapy, usually between 12 and 16 sessions, as well as brief interventions, and longer term therapy, depending on what you are looking for.

 

Technical Stuff

I have training in psychodynamic therapy as well as a range of treatment methods, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Transactional Analysis (TA), and Object Relations Therapy. My approach is rooted in the humanistic tradition, which views everyone as whole and individual. I believe that you have everything you need already to heal or change whatever you are struggling with; sometimes we just need a little help to see things from a different perspective.

 

About Me

I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2017, and I have a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. I worked in psychiatric hospitals in South Africa with adults with severe mental health difficulties as well as in community settings.

I moved to New Zealand in 2018 and worked for the Department of Corrections for two years, after which I opened a private practice in Lower Hutt. I am qualified in Level 1 EMDR therapy and aiming to complete Level 2 training in 2022.

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Clinical Psychologist (NZPB)
- Member of New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS)
- EMDR NZ
- ACC Registered
- Registered with Benestar for EAP Assistance

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Cum Laude)
- Bachelor of Arts Honours (Criminology) (Cum Laude)
- Bachelor of Arts Honours (Psychology) (Cum Laude)
- Master of Arts (Clinical Psychology) (Cum Laude)
- EMDR Level 1 Training

Q Appointments, Fees, T's and C's

- I am available Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm, depending on availability

- Fees are $180 including GST per session
- An average session is usually 50 minutes.
- Payment can be made by cash at the session or by Electronic Bank Transfer at or after the session
- Registered with ACC for sensitive claims clients (sessions are fully funded)

-Cancellations within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee
-Non-attendance or cancellation with less than 24 hours notice will result in the full fee being charged

Q Address

- Office 4, Level 1, Winslow House
- Entrance is on 10 Margaret Street
- Building address is 217 High Street, Lower Hutt
- I also consult on Zoom or Skype for individuals preferring online sessions.