Kate Druce

Clinical Psychologist


I work with a wide range of people experiencing anything from being stressed by everyday life through to experiencing significant mental illness/emotional well being challenges. I work with children & families as well as individual adults


Counselling/Therapy Services

I’m a born and bred Wellingtonian. While I have lived and travelled overseas I always come back to this place! I have a primary school aged child (so I like to think that I am familiar with the emotional and practical challenges parenting can bring). When I’m not at work I can be found at the nearest cafe drinking a good long black….

I don’t pretend to have a magic wand or all the answers. You’re the expert on your life and your family, I know about psychology.


Counselling/Therapy Approach

My approach is a eclectic in nature (which really means that I use a lot of different ways to help). I use various forms of talking therapy for children and adults including ideas from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.

I certainly don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ philosophy. I do believe that it is best to work together to achieve the best outcomes.

I have particular interest in the interplay between physical and mental health.


Background and Experience

I have worked in this area for around 20 years. I have experience of working with both children and adults. I have worked with children/young people and families in mental, physical and developmental health settings. Similarly I have worked alongside adults with significant and more mild mental health/emotional well-being difficulties, in both physical and mental health settings. I have lived experience of the medical system.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Clinical Psychologist

Q Qualifications

- Diploma of Arts
- Post Graduate Diploma Science (Psychology)
- Master of Science (Psychology)
- Post Graduate Diploma Clinical Psychology

Q Location

Braemar House
32 The Terrace
Wellington CBD

There are two parking buildings on The Terrace.
Most buses in the CBD travel along Lambton Quay and it is a short elevator ride, drive or walk from there to the Terrace.

Q Appointments

I am available in the afternoon Tuesday - Friday.

I may be able to provide out of hours appointments by negotiation.

Q Fees

A 50 minute appointment with me costs $160.

There may be exceptions to this if you are referred through third party funders (e.g., ACC)

Q Payment Options

Online banking