Madhu Chandra


Madhu is a registered psychotherapist working with adults, in private practice from Ellerslie and Warkworth.

Covid-19: I am available online for short-term therapy during lockdowns or if in MIQ or self-isolation


Areas of Special Interest

  • grief
  • trauma
  • anxiety
  • relationships
  • self-esteem
  • shame
  • gender and sexuality
  • migration adjustment
  • PTSD
  • borderline personality disorders
  • LGBTQI+ friendly

Therapy Services

Psychotherapy helps to understand who we are deep down, how our life experiences have affected and shaped us and how this sometimes leads to self-defeating and harmful behaviours, a lot of which happens unconsciously. These can manifest as stress, anxiety, depression or feeling overwhelmed making life challenging.

My aim is to provide a caring, empathic and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and beliefs that may be preventing you from enjoying life and relationships.

Benefits of therapy include:

  • healing emotional wounds and trauma
  • help find out what you want from life and relationships
  • finding healthy ways of dealing with conflict in relationships
  • build resilience and learn how to cope effectively in stressful and challenging situations
  • lead a more fulfilling and happier life

Therapy Approach

  • Psychodynamic and relational psychotherapies
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Art therapy
  • Dream interpretation

About Me

I have been a body therapist for 20 years working with people who live with chronic pain. My interest in psychotherapy began because the mind and body are inseparable and pain is felt emotionally, mentally and physically.

As a psychotherapist, I work holistically to understand who you are as a person and what your goals and needs are. Together, through the relationship we build in therapy, you can learn to understand the deeper aspects of yourself, and the unconscious triggers and defences that were used to cope and keep yourself safe through childhood and adolescence, but are no longer working as an adult.

As a mature adult, I apply my life experiences and skills to help understand issues that others are going through. My previous work experience includes working with people with complex mental health issues at the AIH Psychotherapy clinic and with groups and individuals at Segar House, a DHB specialist service.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychotherapist (PBANZ)
- NZ MindBody Network

Q Qualifications

- Master of Psychotherapy Honours (1st Class)
- Postgraduate Certificate in MindBody Healthcare
- Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy

Q Languages

I am fluent in English and Fiji Hindi / हिंदी

Q Appointments

Times by mutual arrangement

Q Fees

- $135 (50min sessions)
- payment can be made by cash and online banking