Dr Julia Kostiuk Warren

Clinical Psychologist & Supervisor

We all struggle with life sometimes. Therapy is helpful when people get ‘stuck’ in painful emotions, unhelpful thoughts, and ineffective action. I help people live their best lives, whilst coping with the hard stuff.

Areas of Special Interest

I work mainly from an ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) perspective, and also use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapy with survivors of trauma, which is my particular area of expertise.

Counselling/Therapy Services

I offer psychological therapy to adults who present with a wide range of difficulties including, but not limited to:

  • Depression, low mood, ‘the blues’
  • Anxiety difficulties – chronic, general, or specific worries
  • Effects of past trauma
  • Stress and adjustment issues
  • Grief
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Life transitions

I help people disconnect from unhelpful thoughts, cope with intense emotions, solve problems effectively, accept what can’t be changed, and connect into values as a way to guide behaviour and achieve meaningful goals. It’s not about making life perfect or being happy all the time; it’s about living life to the fullest in spite of, or perhaps because of, the challenges that arise.

Please note, I offer a therapy service for people who are not at high risk of self-harm, or harm to others.  As a private practitioner, I do not have the wrap around services available to meet the needs of clients who are in crisis.

Counselling/Therapy Approach

My approach is to focus on the person, rather than the problem, and I use a validating and friendly approach and evidence-based practice to support people to find their strengths and resilience in order to cope more effectively with life stressors. Therapy is targeted and focused, with the aim of helping people live rich, full and rewarding lives.

Background and Experience

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience in mental health. Over these years I have worked in clinical, leadership, training, and community roles. I am trained and experienced in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), trauma-informed therapies, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), family systems theory, mindfulness-based therapies, strength-based and solution-focused therapies, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I have worked in both the private and public health sectors and now see adults for a wide range of difficulties.

Supervision Services

I provide clinical supervision to psychologists and other registered health professionals, including counsellors, doctors, nurses, and occupational therapists.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Clinical Psychologist
- Member NZ College of Clinical Psychologists (MNZCCP)
- Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
- Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Australia and New Zealand Chapter (ANZ ACBS)
- EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA)
- ACC Registered Therapist
- Victim Support Registered Therapist

Q Qualifications

- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Auckland)
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (First Class Honours in Psychology, University of Auckland)

Q Location

20A Hall Street

Online counselling available.

Free carpark immediately adjacent to the clinic. The clinic is also a ten-minute walk from the Pukekohe train station.

Q Appointments

Available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Q Fees

- $230 (GST inclusive) for 50 minute session.
- ACC Sensitive Claims and Victim Support appointments are free of charge.

Q Payment Options

Payment by cash or internet banking.

Q Cancellations

24 hours notice of cancellation is required to avoid a cancellation fee. Full session fee is charged if sessions are missed with no notice.