Celeste Wolfensberger

The Practice East Auckland Psychologists

 

Therapy is a space in which we think about you, and in doing so, co-create a hopeful space, to cultivate change to support your emotional and mental wellbeing.

 

Areas of Special Interest

I have a special interest in sexual trauma, trauma recovery and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I also have experience in supporting neuro-diverse children, young adults, and their families in various educational environments.

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

Life can sometimes be challenging. In our work together, we will focus on how to navigate these challenging moments by first highlighting, exploring and then employing, your internal resources and strengths. We will then combine these with external resources within your family and community to support your wellbeing. Together, we will identify specific needs and explore ways in which these needs can be met.

I work with people from all walks of life that are experiencing emotional difficulties (e.g., depression / anxiety/ anger management issues), or difficult life circumstances (e.g., divorce/ immigration / grief).

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

Our initial assessment session will help me suggest a way forward, based on your unique needs. I use a variety of approaches (modalities) to support this.

Some of the modalities I am trained in, include:

  • Ego State Therapy and Internal Family Systems
  • Family and Systemic Therapy
  • Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

Regardless of the modality we use, our aim will be to create a space in which you feel safe, heard, and supported. This will help us to do work that is useful and meaningful for you.

 

Background and Experience

I have been registered as a psychologist since 2008, having previously worked as a teacher and then a psychologist in mainstream and specialist schools. I have worked in various educational settings providing psychological assessment and therapeutic support to children, young adults and their families.

I now work extensively with adolescents and adults who have experienced various types of trauma, including sexual trauma.

 

Supervision Services

I have experience supervising intern psychologists and psychologists in educational settings.

 

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychologist
- ACC Registered Counsellor

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Education (Rand Afrikaans University)
- Bachelor of Education Honours (with distinction, Educational Psychology, University of Johannesburg)
- Master of Education (Educational Psychology, University of Johannesburg (with distinction)

Q Languages

I speak English and Afrikaans.

Q Appointments

Monday - Thursday with availability for late appointments.

Q Fees

- $300 for the initial assessment (90 minutes)
- $190 for subsequent sessions (50 minutes)
- There may be exceptions to this fee, if you meet the criteria for ACC or WINZ support

Q Payment Options

Online banking