Jessie Hackford


We can all find ourselves struggling emotionally from time to time. My approach to therapy is non-judgmental and collaborative. I take a holistic view of your mental health, and offer evidence-based therapy to help you find a positive way forward.

Areas of Special Interest

  • PTSD
  • depression
  • grief
  • self criticism
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • sleep issues
  • anger
  • interpersonal issues
  • sexual abuse
  • chronic pain
  • psychological issues associated with physical injury and health issues

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I use evidence-based psychological approaches that are tailored to a person’s needs including:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Positive Psychology

Background and Experience

I have 5+ years of experience and skills in working with a wide range of mild to severe psychological issues. I have experience in working with people from different cultures and backgrounds, as well as across a variety of mental and physical health settings. I have experience working in private, non governmental organizations, and public health settings.

I can provide services under the following ACC contracts:

  • Psychological Service providing treatment and mental injury assessments
  • Sensitive Claims (sexual abuse) providing treatment and supported assessments
  • Pain Management Service
  • Concussion Service
  • Training for Independence Service for adults with other injuries
  • Training for Independence Service for adults with traumatic brain injury

What Will a First Session Involve?

A first session will include understanding what is bothering you, as well as gathering information about your mood, health issues, relationships and lifestyle. We’ll then work together to establish goals and a treatment plan going forward, with outcomes that can be measured.

Making an Appointment

You may contact me using the “Get in Touch” booking form to make an enquiry or appointment time.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychologist
- New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPS)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Science
- Master of Health Psychology
- Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology

Q Appointments

Online appointments only - Monday to Wednesday 8:45am - 4:15pm

Q Fees

-Privately funded sessions are $180 for a 50 minute session. Payment can be made by online bank transfer.
-ACC funded sessions for sensitive claims or psychological services claims are free.