Louise Barber

Psychologist

 

I am a Registered Psychologist specialising in working with individuals aged infant – 30yrs as well as families and parents. I am passionate about early intervention and prevention and empowering individuals to work through life challenges and make meaningful change.

I specialise in working with children/adolescents/young adults as well as parents and families. I am ACC registered.

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

I am passionate about empowering individuals to make meaningful changes in their lives and believe therapy is a great tool for this. We can all feel overwhelmed by difficult emotions, confused in our thinking and disconnected from the people and things that matter and therapy helps to reconnect us to aspects of life that are meaningful to us as individuals and create a clearer picture moving forward.

I create a therapeutic process guided by your hopes for change, in partnership with my knowledge and experience. My goal is to help you/your family take steps towards connecting with your values and move towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

Therapy is not always easy, and can be hard work confronting at times. However, if you are willing to fully engage with the process, you are likely to see benefits and positive change as a result.

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I adopt therapy practice from a number of different modes, including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Systems Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and information gleaned from human physiology and neuro-psychology.

 

Background and Experience

I have been a registered psychologist for over 6 years and have worked within the primary health care setting in a mixture of clinical settings as well as within schools. I have experience in conducting mental health assessments and working with individuals and families/parents dealing with a wide range of life problems.

Some of the common presentations include:

  • Anxiety and stress related problems.
  • Depression and mood related problems (including anger/aggression)
  • Addictions – alcohol, drug, pornography
  • Relationship challenges within families
  • Child/Adolescent mental health and development (infant +)
  • Parenting challenges
  • Grief and Loss

 

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychologist with the Psych Board
- Member of NZ Psychological Society (MNZPsS)
- ACC Registered Counsellor
- EMDR NZ institute

Q Qualifications

- Post Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology
- Master of Arts - Major in Child and Family Psychology
- Bachelor of Arts - Major in Psychology and Human Services
- EMDR weekend 1 and 2

Q Appointments

Wednesdays 1pm - 7pm
Fridays 8am - 1pm

Q Fees

- Each session is booked for 50 minutes and cost $172.50 incl GST.
- I am also ACC registered so can provide therapy under this contract.
- Payments can be made by cash or direct debit/internet banking (details provided at appointment).

Q Cancellations

Please note a 50% cancellation fee will apply if an appointment is cancelled within 24hrs –excludes emergencies.