Cherry Pye

Sacred energy therapy

‘Remembering who you truly are’ is an invitation to explore and peel back the layerings that have kept you from being more fully who you are; your Truest Self, your Whole Self.


The areas I specialise in are:

  • life transitions/life direction
  • grief and loss
  • abuse and trauma recovery


I also have wide experience working with a range of issues including:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • body image
  • gender exploration
  • self-esteem
  • addictions
  • stress management
  • health concerns
  • domestic violence
  • work place issues
  • relationship whanau/family difficulties


Therapeutic approach

I am committed to and have a passion for facilitating positive change and transformation in people’s lives. I integrate traditional psychotherapy tools and spiritual practices into an appropriate way of working, tailored to whatever beliefs, spiritual or non-spiritual you may embrace.

My practice is named ‘Sacred Energy Therapy – remembering who you truly are’, as it speaks best to how I work; incorporating and acknowledging Wairua (Spirit/Divine) in the therapeutic encounter. Mauri (Energy) is contained within and animates all life. Sacred Energy Therapy is an honouring of that force as Divine.

In addition to Integrative Gestalt Therapy I utilise a variety of therapy methods including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Energy Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Indigenous wisdom and healing methods through the regenerative powers of the elemental worlds; Ranginui and Papatuānuku.


About Cherry

I have been practicig psychotherapy and counselling for over twenty years. I am a full Member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP) with an Advanced Clinical Practice Certificate, and am a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC). I am also a founding and active member of Waka Oranga, the National Collective of Maori Psychotherapy Practitioners. I trained in Intergrative Gestalt Therapy and qualified as a psychotherapist in the mid 1990’s from Auckland University of Technology (AUT). I have worked mainly within a private practice setting and also in community agencies, prison, secondary schools and tertiary institutions.

With a lifelong interest in and committment to living as authentically as I am able, and in addition to my professional training and experience, I have studied many spiritual paths; eastern, western and indigenous, to arrive at a place where I feel settled and at ease with who I am. I have a regular meditation practice and karakia (prayer) play an important role in my life.

I am of Māori (Ngati Ranginui and Ngaiterangi), French, Irish, English and Scottish descent. I am married, and together with my partner, we have seven children and eleven precious mokopuna. I am a student of ACIM, I love gardening, films and books.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)
- Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Founding member of Waka Oranga, the National Collective of Maori Psychotherapy Practitioners.

Q Qualifications

- NZ Association of Psychotherapists Advanced Clinical Practice Certificate
- Diploma of Psychotherapy AUT

Q Appointments

Currently online with clients only. Tuesday Wednesday and Thursdays

Q Fees

- Sliding scale $90-$150 per session.
- payment can be made by Cash, internet banking.