Christina Baird

Help effectively, care sustainably, serve passionately and flourish


I am a coaching psychologist who specialises in nurturing wisdom and wellness in health and social care professionals. I work with individuals, teams, and organisations to ensure that they can help effectively, care sustainably, serve passionately and flourish.


I can help you with

  • workplace well-being
  • career transitions
  • burnout prevention
  • burnout
  • grief
  • stress management
  • self-care
  • work-life balance
  • supervision
  • strengths identification
  • leadership development
  • imposter syndrome
  • reflective practice


Support your well-being

I enjoy working with people who are dedicated to their work and believe they can make a difference for others. On their best days they are people who believe they can change the world. But work in the human, social and health services is difficult. The needs of clients keep increasing, as do the needs of family members. Sometimes juggling it all can become too much. Does this sound like you? Struggling on alone is not the answer, I am here for you.

I know how hard it is to ask for help when you are used to keeping it together for others. I am here to work collaboratively and creatively with you to regain your effectiveness, compassion and passion. So that you can navigate the transitions, stress and burnout that you are facing with wisdom and attention to your well-being.

Working with me is a bit like giving your mind a workout, I will show you how to reflect well, and to think about your thinking. I believe you should leave a session richer in insight, and holding some strategies and techniques that you can use to continue to improve and maintain your well-being, or to find clarity and purpose. I will encourage you to develop a richer understanding of yourself, your dreams and your well-being and your career goals.


My Approach

I primarily approach my work from an Adlerian perspective, which involves a collaborative, holistic approach that draws in developmental and social influences.

I also draw from the following approaches:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Evidence-based coaching psychology
  • Solutions Focused Therapy


About Me

I bring to my more recent work as a psychologist many years of experience in the for-purpose sector. My previous roles have involved organisational level work in leadership development, team leadership, staff care, development and training. In addition, I have worked one to one with individuals in coaching, debriefing and now therapeutic roles. I have been responsible for initiating internship programmes, psychoeducational groups and support groups. I see people as indivisible and even though I focus on workplace well-being I believe that individuals bring all of themselves to that role.


Supervision Services

I provide supervision to those in a variety of social service roles. I see supervision as a regular pause for reflection upon your wellbeing, your work and yourself. Pausing regularly for good quality reflection is a powerful opportunity. I will come alongside you to help you disentangle yourself from others expectations, work out what success looks like, discover what boundaries need to be set and gain insight about your own and others behaviour. I will encourage and support you to keep your self-care and well-being prioritised in a way that leads to long-term sustainability. Together we can discover and cultivate the changes to yourself, your work and even to your organisation that will enable you to step into the future with energy and compassion.

My supervision approach is informed by the 7 Eyed Model, The Reflective Learning Model and Adlerian Psychology.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychologist
- Member NZ Psychological Society (MNZPsS)
- International Society for Coaching Psychology
- New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology

Q Qualifications

- Master of Arts Psychology
- PhD Psychology
- Certificate in Professional Supervision
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice
- Graduate Diploma In Theology

Q Appointments

Individual appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9am - 2.30pm.

Q Fees

- $200 per 55 minute session
- payment can be made by Paypal or Bank Transfer