Madhu Chandra

Psychotherapist

Announcements

Fully Booked I AM FULLY BOOKED AT PRESENT but if you would like to be placed on the waiting list please send me an email. Thank you.

Announcement

Madhu is a registered psychotherapist working with adults, in private practice at Birkenhead, Auckland and online.

Areas of Special Interest

  • depression
  • grief
  • trauma
  • anxiety
  • relationships
  • self-esteem
  • shame
  • gender and sexuality
  • migration adjustment
  • PTSD
  • intergenerational trauma
  • LGBTQI+, Queer 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.

I provide a caring, empathic and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Talk therapy helps identify what gets in the way of a content and fulfilling life.

Benefits of therapy include:

  • healing emotional wounds and trauma
  • understanding what you want from life and relationships
  • finding healthy ways of dealing with conflict in relationships
  • building resilience and learning how to cope effectively in stressful and challenging situations
  • recognising what strengths and skills you already have
  • 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.  I welcome working with people of all cultures and genders recognising that although humans are similar in some ways, each of us has unique experiences. Together, through the relationship we build in therapy, you can learn to understand the deeper aspects of yourself. This includes behaviours, unconscious triggers and defences that were used to cope and keep you safe through childhood and adolescence but are no longer working as an adult. In therapy you learn better, healthier ways of coping and how to build resilience during challenging times.

I was born in Aotearoa New Zealand but have travelled widely and lived in several parts of the world therefore have an awareness of how cultures differ in worldviews. Your life may hold complex and sometimes conflicting beliefs and cultural expectations.

As a mature adult, I apply my life experiences and skills to help understand issues you are going through. I am caring and compassionate but also have a pragmatic outlook on life which is necessary to understand the realities of peoples situations.  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 public mental health specialist service.

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychotherapist
- NZ MindBody Network

Q Qualifications

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

Q Appointments

In person: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Online: Monday-Friday
Please call or email for available times

Q Fees

- $145 for 50min session
- payment can be made by bank transfer or cash

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