Nishtha Saini

Clinical Psychologist

Areas of Special Interest

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • trauma
  • bereavement and loss
  • anger
  • stress
  • sleep problems
  • communication difficulties


Counselling/Therapy Services

Our engagement would involve working in a partnership to help you better understand yourself and develop alternative ways of thinking and managing your feelings. Progress would be reviewed regularly to ensure that we are covering what is most important to you and effectively working towards your goals. Often, attending the sessions themselves is not enough; you will be supported to actively apply skills and strategies learnt in sessions to your day to day life.


Counselling/Therapy Approach

I have training and experience in employing various treatment approaches including:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Each of these approaches have been shown to be effective in alleviating various types of issues my clients present with.

I work in a flexible and collaborative manner. I tailor my treatment to the needs of each client. I provide a safe and non-judgemental therapeutic environment for clients.

I regularly attend professional development opportunities and engage in self-directed learning to ensure I am maintaining and developing my skills and knowledge. I also attend regular supervision.


Background and Experience

Since completing my training as a clinical psychologist, I have had the opportunity to work in different settings including community mental health; inpatient services; forensic services and alcohol and drug services. Some of these services were in India where I lived and worked prior to moving to New Zealand.

I have been working as a clinical psychologist in New Zealand since 2015.

I have experience supporting individuals with a broad range of issues such as anxiety and mood difficulties; phobias; stress, burnout, and coping; adjustment to loss and life changes; trauma; and behavioural issues. This list is not exhaustive.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Clinical Psychologist
- New Zealand Association for EMDR Therapists
- ACC Registered Psychologist

Q Qualifications

- Master of Philosophy - Clinical Psychology (Osmania University, India)
- Integrated Masters of Arts - Clinical Psychology (Amity University, India)

Q Location

Level 6
2 Woodward Street
Wellington Central

Online therapy available.

My office is very close to major bus stops on Lambton Quay and is close to the Wellington train station. If driving, you can park on the street or the nearby Wilson parking buildings (e.g. Waring Taylor Street or The Terrace).

Q Languages

I speak fluent English and Hindi हिंदी

Q Appointments

Appointments are available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Q Fees

- My fee for a 50 minute session is $200 including GST.

- Some people are eligible for assistance through various external agencies, such as ACC.

Q Payment Options

Payment is due on the day of the appointment via online banking.