Dr Rebecca (Bex) Parkes

All About Wellbeing

 

I’m a clinical psychologist who works with adolescents and adults with experience across a range of issues, including both mental health and physical health.

 

Areas of Special Interest

  • EMDR/Trauma
  • grief
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • women’s health
  • chronic illness
  • stress
  • relationship difficulties
  • work related burn out
  • OCD
  • psychosis
  • bipolar disorder
  • behavioural difficulties
  • parenting support
  • anger
  • addictions

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

I see therapy as a safe space where you can work through whatever is causing you stress or distress in your life. Therapy can allow you to explore your thoughts, emotions and behaviours, learn different ways of coping, process grief and traumatic experiences, improve relationship dynamics, and learn to manage psychological and physical symptoms.

I work in a down-to-earth, friendly, and professional manner. I try to help my clients feel as comfortable as possible discussing their difficulties with me, and draw on both my full range of training and professional experience when working with someone.

My aim working with any client is to help them to achieve whatever goals they come to therapy with – through improving understanding of self and patterns of thought and behaviour, learning new ways to communicate and manage emotions, through to specialised work in coping with mental and physical health symptoms.

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I work from a range of therapy approaches based on the needs of my client. These include CBT, DBT, ACT, and EMDR.

 

Background and Experience

Since graduating as a clinical psychologist, I have worked in public mental health services with adolescents and adults, as well as currently working in the physical health area specialising in Women’s Health. Prior to training as a psychologist, I spent several years working in the addictions sector. I also have experience working with children aged 8 upwards, however prefer to focus on working with adolescents and adults.

 

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Clinical Psychologist

Q Qualifications

- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Auckland
- Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology (Hons), University of Auckland.

Q Appointments

I currently have availability on Mondays, Thursday afternoons, and Fridays.

Q Fees

- $180 per hour incl GST.
- I offer a discount for students and WINZ beneficiaries.

Q Payment Options

I prefer eftpos (I accept credit card), bank transfer, or cash on the day of the appointment. Invoicing with 48 hour payment terms is available in some circumstances.

Q Location

331 Rosedale Road, Albany, Auckland
Building 6, First Floor, Suite E.

I have a park exclusively for clients. There is on street parking with a short walk (5 mins).

Online therapy available.