Marilize Slabber

Clinical Psychologist

As therapists…we must not be satisfied with simply removing overt suffering. Our clients deserve more than that. They deserve the ability to love, to bond, to excel, and, if they choose, to find the desire to serve others.
-Francine Shapiro


Areas of Special Interest

  • depression
  • anger
  • anxiety
  • grief
  • trauma
  • sexual abuse
  • internet pornography
  • risk assessment
  • court reports


Counselling/Therapy Services

I work in two areas of practice: general therapy and forensic assessment/treatment.


I work with adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anger, anxiety, grief, and trauma. I am passionate about helping people resolve past experiences and move forward to live rich, rewarding lives. I use EMDR to assist clients in reprocessing traumatic memories. EMDR is one of only a few evidence-based treatments that are consistently effective in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.


Court reports:
I have expertise in the assessment and treatment of offending behaviour and provide risk assessment and psychological reports for defense counsel (Pre-sentence and NZPB reports). I have been trained in comprehensive risk assessment measures for violent, general and sexual offending and have appeared in Court as an expert witness. I also provide second opinions for those who have had assessments (including assessments for Extended Supervision Orders) done under the Department of Corrections or other providers.


Background and Experience

17 years’ experience across a range of settings, including forensic and mental health settings.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Clinical Psychologist
- Member NZ College of Clinical Psychologists (MNZCCP)
- Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing New Zealand (EMDRNZ)
- ACC Registered Counsellor

Q Appointments

Clinic days: Monday - Friday.

Q Payment Options

- Internet banking or cash welcome.
- Unfortunately we have no EFTPOS facilities on the premises.