Dr Keri Bolton

Bolton Health: Clinical & Consulting Ltd


After 20 years of clinical practice, sitting beside others on this journey continues to be a genuine honor for me.


Counselling Services

I am confident and comfortable working with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, increased stress, major life changes, grief, trauma or the effects of trauma, and also people who are interested in discovering themselves in new ways; exploring behavioral patterns, repeated occurrences that may be linked to other life-events, people with a desire to make changes and experience life differently.

My engagement with others is always empathic and understanding. I am a true listener and focus only on areas that inspire you. I sincerely do not judge; there is nothing that we cannot talk about. You can expect me to ask questions that are thought-provoking and sincere, and I might invite you to think about experiences in ways different than you have before. I believe that no one knows you better than you know you – you are the expert on you, so I will never give you advice. We will work on evidence-based skills and strategies, that feel comfortable and helpful to you, to improve well-being. My goals for therapy are to ensure that you always feel safe in my presence, are listened to, and reach your desired outcomes.


Counselling Approach

I provide cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and functional family therapy (FFT) within a motivational interviewing framework.

I am fortunate to have had numerous years of extensive therapeutic training and rigorous supervision during and after earning my masters and doctorate degrees. I have co-authored several treatment manuals for use in family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, integrative therapy, and in the treatment of depression, and alcohol & substance abuse. I am a Motivational Interviewing practitioner, and all of my clinical approaches are scientific, and evidence based.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Ph.D., University of New Mexico, USA (with distinction), 2005
- Doctoral Dissertation: Attachment as an Indicator of Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment
- Outcome: A Study of Autonomy and Relatedness
- MPH, University of New Mexico, USA (with distinction), 2004
- MA, University of New Mexico, USA (with distinction), 2001
- BS, University of La Verne, USA

Q Appointments

I am available to provide therapeutic services on Mondays & Tuesdays.

Q Fees & Payment

- My fee is $160 per 50-minute session.
- Payment can be made via online banking or in cash at the time of service.