Martin Putt

Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Supervisor, Trainer

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (PBANZ #630), a Certified Psychodramatist and TEPit with AANZPA and its current President (2019-2023). I am also a full member of NZAP. 

I offer short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy for  general life issues and concerns and for more specialist problem areas. 

If for any reason I do not feel that I am suitably qualified to, or able to, work with your presenting issues I will let you know as early on so you might find someone more suitable.


Areas of Special Interest

Working with men and young men and the issues presenting in your life is of special interest to me. These may be struggles with oneself or relationship difficulties or other areas related to health & wellbeing. Alongside these general areas, I have developed a clinical specialism over many years working with those sexual behaviours in men and adolescents that are unwanted, out of control and/or harmful to others.


Counselling/Therapy Services

Sometimes we all need the space to take time out to reflect on what’s going on with us or to talk to someone outside our immediate family and friends; a trained, experienced professional, who can assist us to think and feel deeper into our life, work and relationships.

As we do this we may begin to feel more human, more in balance and more able to warm up to our own spontaneity, vitality, flexibility, originality and creativity in response to what is required – be it coming to some resolutions, developing or strengthening aspects of ourselves, accepting and letting go of old habits that are no longer helpful, moving forward, and ‘leaning into’ our lives in a more dynamic or committed way.

Therapy can assist in clarifying the underlying needs, wishes, and values through which we live our lives. Speaking in confidence and finding one’s own way to notice and express our experience to a sensitive and attentive other can result in a widening of our perspective and beginning to experience new understandings and insights into ourselves. We begin to feel more at ease, integrated and more alive in our own skin. This is often experienced as greater freedom to be yourself.

If this sounds like something important for you right now give me a call.


Background and Experience

  • 14 years in full-time work in a well-known Auckland therapy agency providing individual, family and group therapy to men and boys.
  • 3 years working in Forensic Mental Health at WDHB Mason Clinic.
  • 14 years in part-time and then full-time private practice including both general and forensic work; includes providing court required reports and treatment.
  • AANZPA Trainer Educator and Practitioner (TEP) in-training
  • President of the Australian & Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association 2019-2023.


Supervision Services

  • Professional and clinical supervision and one-off consultations available for counsellors, social workers, mental health workers, and any human service or front line workers.
  • Group psychotherapy and group work supervision.
  • Group supervision and team supervision services to health-based organisations, esp. group supervision of groupwork.
  • Specialist one-off consultation and supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists working with men and boys with harmful or problematic sexual behaviour issues, and illegal and/or problematic online sexual activity.
  • Psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry, role training supervision available.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychotherapist
- Member Australian & Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association (AANZPA)
- Member of the NZ Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)
- Member Australia New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (ANZATSA)

Q Qualifications

- Certificated Psychodramatist (AANZPA, 2012)
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Psychotherapy Practice (Group Psychotherapy. AUT 2009)
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Psychotherapy Practice (Clinical Supervision. AUT 2008)
- Diploma in Acting & Theatre (John Bolton School of Theatre- Melbourne, Australia 1995-96)
- Post Graduate Diploma of Drama (Auckland University 1992)
- Bachelor of Arts (Political Science, University of Canterbury 1991)

Q Appointments

After-work and evening appointments may be available.

Q Fees

Fees are available upon application and are set around the psychotherapy industry standard mark for a 60 minute session. Fees include 15% GST.

Q Payment Options

Fees are paid by internet banking at the time of the appointment or by invoice later by mutual, individual agreement.

Q Cancellations

All booked sessions not attended or cancelled within 24 hours incur the full fee.