Melinda Yu Ling Ma


My Counselling Services include:

  • therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, family violence, and mental health issues
  • assessment and counselling for addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling, gaming, pornography)
  • skills development for anger management (de-escalation skills, anxiety, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills, and functional living skills)
  • support for ethnic women living in New Zealand to achieve their aspiration as Mana Wahine
  • NZ Transport Agency Fitness to Drive Assessments, if you have lost your license under Section 65 of the Land Transport Act 1998 (approved by the Ministry of Health).


About Me

I have worked as a counsellor in New Zealand since 2012 including positions at CADs, Odyssey House, Capri Hospital. In these roles I became highly experienced in providing individual and family counselling, assessments, treatment planning, and group therapy.

Before coming to New Zealand I was a Medical Doctor for 10 years at Hospital Anshan City in China.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Practitioner Member of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa-New
Zealand (DAPAANZ)
- Member of County Manukau Asian Mental Health and Addiction professional Group
- ACC Registered Counsellor
- NZ Transport Agency Assessor (for fitness to drive if you lost your Licence)
- President NZ Asian Society
- National Advisory Board for Shama Ethnic Woman’s Trust
- Justice of the Peace

Q Qualifications

- Master of Health Science (Mental Health and Addiction, AUT)
- Certificate in Holistic Therapy (AUT)
- Bachelor of Health Science (Midwifery, AUT)

Q Fees

- My fee is $160/hr for private clients
- ACC counselling is fully funded for Sensitive Claims
- NZTA assessments are usually funded by NZTA