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.


Areas of Special Interest

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
  • 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.


What You Can Expect from Me

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/Therapy Approach

I use evidence-based approaches in all of my work. I provide cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and functional family therapy (FFT)  within a motivational interviewing framework. I draw upon other evidence-based approaches such as Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as I get to know each person and what their needs and desires are.


Background and Experience

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.