Paul Maloney

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
– Joseph Campbell


Areas of Special Interest

  • stress
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • grief
  • trauma
  • relational challenges


Counselling/Therapy Services

I use a variety of approaches to facilitate reflection on both past and present life experiences, and how these experiences overlap and are made meaningful in understandings of the self. Assisting clients to find hope, meaning and purpose in the context of challenging life events.

I am available online or by telephone for counselling and psychotherapy. I am also able to offer online EMDR using RemotEMDR.


Counselling/Therapy Approach

  • Psychodynamic and existential and informed by the principles of positive psychology.
  • Attachment based EMDR.


Background and Experience

I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Registered Social Worker working within the psychotherapeutic and social work scopes of practice.

I work therapeutically with clients in private practice and for an Auckland based NGO.

My framework for practice and therapeutic intervention draws on existential, psychodynamic and positive psychology frameworks. I also offer EMDR as a trauma specific intervention (see


Supervision Services

I provide social work professional supervision.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychotherapist
- Registered Social Worker
- Member NZ Association of Psychotherapists
- Member Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers (MANZASW)
- Member EMDRNZ

Q Qualifications

- Masters Health Science, University of Auckland
- Post Graduate Diploma Health Science (Advanced Psychotherapy Practice), Auckland University of Technology NZ
- Post Graduate Diploma Social Research (University of Surrey UK)
- Post Graduate Certificate Social Services Management (University of Brighton UK)
- Diploma Applied Social Studies (Goldsmiths College University of London)
- Advanced Diploma of Higher Education (Mental Health Social Work, University of Portsmouth UK)
- Bachelor of Arts (Auckland University)

Q Appointments

Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays

Q Fees

- Individuals: $145 per hour
- Couples: $165 per hour
- payment can be made by Bank credit.