Deborah Sharma

Women and Mental Health Consulting

I am a Registered ACC Assessor/Counsellor/Social Worker for Sensitive Claims.

Counselling Services

I conduct Pre-cover Services, Supported Assessments, Diagnoses and Treatment. 

Counselling Approach

I use various modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to treat symptoms for Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD).

Background and Experience

I have worked at Auckland District Health Board (Women and Children’s Health) and Waitemata District Health Board (Community Alcohol and Drugs Services).  Prior to working with the various Health Boards, I worked at Russell McVeagh (Barristers, Solicitors and Notary Public).  I have 13 years experience working with adult survivors of sexual assault/abuse/incest, domestic violence and intimate partner violence.

Supervision Services

I am an Accredited Clinical Supervisor for AOD Addiction Clinicians and an Approved Supervisor for Social Work Practitioners.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Mental Health & AOD Addiction Practitioner (DAPAANZ))
- Accredited Clinical Supervisor (DAPAANZ)
- Registered Social Work Practitioner (SWRB, ANZASW)
- Approved Social Work Supervisor (SWRB, ANZASW)
- Registered ACC Counsellor (Sensitive Claims)
- Registered ACC Assessor (Sensitive Claims)

Q Qualifications

- Master of Health Sciences (Hons.) Degree (University of Auckland)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (University of Auckland)
- Bachelor of Social Work Degree (The University of Auckland)

Q Appointments

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 12.30 pm - 4.30 pm.
Counselling via Zoom and Phone.

Q Fees

Sensitive Claims funded by ACC