Patricia Pataki

Pari Passu - With Equal Steps

I am an experienced Psychotherapist offering short-term and long-term psychotherapy for children, young people and adults. I am able to provide safe and effective therapy, whether you have a diagnosis (such as depression, generalized anxiety disorder etc.) or not.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Perfectionism and Burnout
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQI+ clients
  • Autism Spectrum/Asperger’s
  • Attachment Problems
  • Survivors of Childhood Abuse/Neglect
  • Personality Disorders

Counselling/Therapy Services

I have been working as a counsellor since 2016. I have completed additional training and am experienced in working therapeutically with people on the Autism Spectrum (including Aspergers’ syndrome), ADHD and learning difficulties.

I welcome people from all walks of life; I will not make assumptions about you based on your sex, age, colour, race, disability, sexuality, social, economic or immigration status, lifestyle, religious or cultural beliefs.

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment to enable my clients to work through any type of difficulty they may be dealing with.

I am humanistic and psychodynamic in my approach, which means that while I believe that our childhood and early experiences have a significant impact on us, I also believe that these can be changed and re-written at any point in our lives.

Additionally, I believe that the relationship between client and therapist (the therapeutic relationship) is the strongest healing force within therapy. We get hurt in relationships and we heal in relationships. Therapy is designed to provide you an opportunity to heal yourself: through your connection with the therapist who will lend you their professional knowledge and expertise.

My Approach to Working with Children/Adolescents:

My approach to working with children and young people is an integration of Play therapy, Art therapy, Attachment Theory and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Therapy sessions may be held weekly or fortnightly, depending on your preference.

I also provide Parent Consultation sessions to help you with any practical questions or concerns you may have regarding managing your child’s behaviour or emotional state.

For further information, please contact me directly.

Background and Experience

Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked at an Addiction Rehabilitation Support Service in the public health sector for over two years. I also have experience of working with children living in care and volunteering at a local LGBTQ Centre.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychotherapist (PBANZ)
- Full Member of NZ Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)
- Provisional Member of NZ Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists (NZACAP)
- Waka Oranga Associate Member

Q Qualifications

- MSc Integrative Psychotherapy - Newman University
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Counselling) - Semmelweis University
- MA Clinical and Health Psychology - Eotvos Lorand University
- BA Psychology - Eotvos Lorand University

Q Languages

I am fluent in:
English / Angol
Hungarian / Magyar

Q Appointments

- I work on weekdays (Mon-Fri), including evenings.

- I can offer a free short telephone consultation, and I am happy to answer any further queries you may have before we begin working together.

Q Fees

- Psychotherapy Session for Adults: $140 / 55 mins
- Psychotherapy Session for Children/Young People: $140 / 55 mins
- Parent Consultation: $140 / 55 min
- payment can be made by Cash or Internet Banking