Paul Wedge

Clinical Psychologist

*** Please note I am currently fully booked ***
***       and unable to accept new clients       ***

I offer therapy tailored to your individual situation and needs, using evidence-based treatments that work. I strive to provide a professional service that is warm and friendly where you feel heard, understood and accepted; and it feels safe to explore sensitive and sometimes painful issues.

Areas of Special Interest

  • depression/low mood
  • low self esteem
  • anxiety (all types)
  • OCD
  • relationship issues
  • trauma
  • grief
  • stress management
  • work burnout

Counselling/Therapy Services

I believe the therapeutic relationship is fundamental to a good outcome. I strive to provide a professional service that is warm and friendly where you feel heard, understood and accepted; a place where you feel safe to explore sensitive and sometimes painful issues.

I offer psychological therapy tailored to your individual situation and needs, based on a comprehensive assessment and evidence-based treatments that work. I am committed to continual education, training and supervision to ensure you receive the highest standard of service.

My main therapeutic model is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is an acceptance-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model. The aim of my approach is to enable you to take committed action towards living a rich and meaningful life, while simultaneously acquiring skills to handle any painful feelings and associated thoughts that inevitably turn up in life (e.g., sadness, fear, rejection, worry, loss, anger, disappointment and failure). Depending on our joint understanding of the issues, and your own preferences and goals, this can be either a brief or longer term approach.

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches in which I have had extensive training and expertise, including:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)

Background and Experience

I have been registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board as a Clinical Psychologist since 2006. I am also a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) and served on their Ethics Committee between 2009-2015. I have worked with adults in private practice since 2009. I have previously worked at District Health Boards (ADHB and CMDHB) between 2005-2017, providing assessment and treatment of mental health issues with adolescents and their families’.

Supervision Services

I am available to provide clinical supervision for psychologists.

In my work at District Health Boards (ADHB and CMDHB), I had provided supervision for clinical psychologists and other mental health staff, and had provided a training role in supervising clinical psychology students and interns. I had also been appointed to a Practice Supervisor position. In private practice I have also provided supervision for psychologists since 2011.

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Clinical Psychologist
- Member NZ College of Clinical Psychologists (MNZCCP)

Q Qualifications

- Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
- Master of Arts (endorsed in Clinical Psychology, with first class honours)
- Graduate Diploma of Arts (with Distinction)
- Bachelor of Business Studies

Q Appointments

I offer new clients a regular weekly or fortnightly appointment, between the hours of 8am to 5pm, Tuesday to Friday. I am unavailable evenings, weekends, or Mondays. As I have a number of ongoing clients at any one time, the specific days/times available may be limited.

Q Fees

$190 (including GST) for a one hour appointment.

Q Payment Options

Payment is due on the day of the appointment, by cash or eftpos card.
Credit cards are not preferred, but can be accepted with a small surcharge to cover bank fees

Q Parking

Free parking (up to two hours) is available on St Marys Road and the surrounding streets (e.g., Dublin Street,Caroline Street, Green Street), or there is paid parking in the Ponsonby Shops nearby. Please note there is strictly no parking behind our building. Those spaces are privately allocated and other cars may be towed away.

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