Kate Dent Rennie

Bioenergetic Therapist


As a bioenergetic psychotherapist I work with your thoughts, feelings and physical sensations to explore issues in your life that are causing you discomfort. Together, we can identify the origins of your difficulties, so that you can resolve emotional pain and find strength, clarity and confidence.


Areas of Special Interest

Emotional distress can be felt and expressed in many different ways. I am experienced in working with loss & grief, depression, stress, anxiety, addiction, trauma, body image & eating problems, parenting difficulties and early attachment issues.


Counselling/Therapy Services

If you struggle with self-defeating thinking and behaviour patterns or notice that sometimes your reactions seem out of proportion to the situation you’re in, then I’m the kind of therapist who can help you gain a deep understanding of yourself and free yourself from patterns that aren’t helping you. I use a combination of “talk therapy” and bioenergetic physical exercises and body-oriented techniques to help you get more in touch with your feelings and body sensations to feel fully alive. By seeing your current life situation in the context of your early life experiences, we will work to resolve old hurts and discover your strengths and capacities, so you can move forward with confidence, self-knowledge and happiness.

It is important to feel safe and accepted in therapy. I will work with you with warmth and respect and without judgement to support you in deepening your understanding of yourself and moving forward in your life towards greater strength, self-acceptance and inner-calm.

To learn more about me and my therapy approach, please visit my website.


Counselling/Therapy Approach

Bioenergetic therapy is based on the understanding that just as your life experiences are recorded in your mind through your memories, beliefs and patterns of thinking, feeling and relating to others, they are also recorded in your body, through muscular tension, patterns of breathing and body sensation, altered energy levels, physiological stress responses and sometimes pain and illness. Bioenergetic therapy includes work with both your mind and body to improve your health and wellbeing.

Bioenergetic therapy was developed in the 1950’s, and continues to develop and evolve to the present day.
These websites will give you more information about this therapy approach:


Background and Experience

I trained as a Bioenergetic Psychotherapist in the 1990’s. Since then I have worked in private practice, in an eating disorder treatment service, with parents of infants and young children and as an at-home mother. I currently work in private practice.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychotherapist
- Member New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)
- Member New Zealand Society for Bioenergetic Analysis (NZSBA)
- Member International Institute of Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA)

Q Qualifications

- Certified Bioenergetic Therapist (CBT)
- Master of Mental Health (Perinatal & Infant)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Health (Eating Disorders)
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
- Certificate in Counselling

Q Appointments

- Weekdays 9am - 3pm.
- I do not work during school holidays.

Q Payment Options

Cash or Internet Banking