Carlyn Abels



My passion is to work alongside you to gain insight into building a life that is meaningful and fulfilling for you. I am deeply committed to provide the skills and tools to assist you to effectively manage the challenges you are experiencing in your life.


Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Grief
  • Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Sexuality
  • Cultural Identity
  • Immigration
  • Work place issues
  • Work/life balance


Counselling/Therapy Services

I tailor each session to meet the personal therapeutic needs of each client. The therapeutic approaches I draw on include CBT, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Gottman’s Couple Therapy Method.

Individual Therapy  – Anxiety, Depression, Grief , Loss, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Stress, Trauma, Sexuality

Couples Therapy  – Relationship difficulties, Communication, Separation, Affairs, Betrayal, Substance Use

Intercultural Therapy  – Immigration, Minority groups, Cultural issues


Counselling/Therapy Approach

My approach to therapy is warm, caring and client-centred. I provide a compassionate, non-judgemental environment for you to share your concerns. I assist you in gaining insights into the underlying patterns in the area of concern. I am passionate about helping you build your emotional resilience to enable you to work through your challenges, thus empowering you to make more informed choices to allow for change in your life. I am committed to providing you with evidence-based skills and tools to effectively manage your challenges with a focus on health and well-being.


Background and Experience

  • Clinical experience at Auckland District Health Board (Auckland Sexual Health Clinic)
  • AUT Psychotherapy Clinic
  • Private practice
  • Educational experience at UNITEC (Campus Co-ordinator and Programme Leader)



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychotherapist
- ACC Registered for Sensitive Claiims

Q Qualifications

- Masters of Health Science (Psychotherapy)
- Graduate Diploma in Psychosocial Studies
- Diploma in Teaching
- Diploma in Special Needs

Q Location

35 Hobson Street
Auckland Central

Online therapy available.

Transport and Parking
Wilson carpark in Hobson Street
5-minute walking distance from Britomart and Ferry Terminal

Q Fees

- Individuals: $165 per hour
- Couples: $180 per hour
- WINZ subsidies
- ACC Registered for Sensitive Claims clients.
- Sliding scale for single parents, students and pensioners

Q Payment Options

Internet banking or cash on the day