Paul Wilson

The Ponsonby Therapy Centre

I offer both short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy with adults.

Areas of Special Interest

I often work with people who are troubled by stress, anxiety or depression or who are struggling with relationship difficulties or self-esteem issues. I have particular experience in working with issues around masculinity and sexuality.

Counselling/Therapy Services

I offer both short-term counselling focusing on specific issues as well as longer-term psychotherapy. If you are frustrated with repeating old patterns of behaving and feeling and are searching for increased wellbeing, self-acceptance and resilience, psychotherapy can make a big difference to your life. Sharing your difficulties with a caring and effective listener can help you live more adventurously and feel more at ease in your own skin. I prefer to work collaboratively towards useful and achievable goals that you choose.

My practice is LGBTQ and minority friendly.

What can you expect when we meet together?

  • help to make sense of your emotions and behaviours
  • clarity about your needs and how to meet them
  • assistance to reflect on your life and issues impacting you

I pay particular attention to how important relationships have set up patterns of thinking and behaving that might not be serving your present interests. My approach to wellbeing is holistic and I bring my own varied life experience to my work.

Background and Experience

Prior to training as a psychotherapist, I worked in the IT industry for over 30 years so I am familiar with the challenges of the modern business world. I worked as a volunteer telephone counsellor with Youthline for 5 years and I have a long involvement with men’s support groups including 7 years with the Raeburn House Men in Change group. I worked at the Burnett Centre, which is part of the NZ AIDS Foundation, for 2 ½ years.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychotherapist (PBANZ)
- Full Member of New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP)

Q Qualifications

- Master of Psychotherapy (AUT University)
- Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (AUT University)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Business (University of Auckland)
- Bachelor of Science (University of Auckland)

Q Appointments

Wednesday, 9:30am to 5pm

Q Fees

- $170 per session (60 minutes)
- WINZ subsidies available for people on benefits or low incomes.

Q Payment Options

Internet banking, Cash