The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes
– Marcel Proust

 

“Psychotherapy at Apollo” is a group practice of nine clinicians. We are all registered, highly qualified health professionals with a depth of experience and a range of skills and expertise in psychotherapy, clinical psychology and counselling.

 

Our practice is situated in the Apollo Health and Wellness Centre, a medical health centre where there are many complementary health services available. We provide confidential counselling and assessment services, and both short-term and longer term psychotherapy for adults, couples, families, adolescents and children. We maintain consultation and referral links with many colleagues in the therapeutic community.

Each new referral is considered individually, in terms of presenting issues, so that a good ‘fit’ with an appropriate therapist can be offered. Each client is unique in their needs and preferences, and the ongoing therapeutic pathway evolves during consultation. The possibilities revolve around providing relief of distressing symptoms, and/or deeper work which addresses the issues underlying the symptoms, within the context of a healing professional relationship.

 

There are many and varied reasons that people find therapy helpful, but we find people often present with these sorts of issues:

  • depression
  • chronic or persistent feelings of anxiety
  • grief and loss
  • traumatic events
  • physical, sexual and emotional abuse
  • unsatisfying or destructive relationships
  • stressful and conflictual family lives
  • struggles with parenting including those with young children needing support
  • children and adolescents experiencing difficulties at home or at school
  • confusion and self-doubt
  • identity issues
  • pervasive feelings of meaninglessness or emptiness
  • compulsive behaviour including addictions and eating problems
  • immigration and adjustment problems

 

The following modalities are offered:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Short term Supportive Psychological Counselling
  • Longer term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness based interventions
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Strategies (CBT)
  • Integrative Gestalt
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

 

Supervision at Apollo

Our team has considerable experience in providing supervision and psychotherapy for mental health personnel and general practitioners, including specialised facilitation for health professionals requiring a Balint Group if requested. At times we also offer specialised psychotherapy groups to clients, depending on the need and interest levels in the community.

 

Therapists at Apollo

 

MIRANDA THORPE
Psychotherapist, Supervisor
Over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples and families across a broad range of difficulties. I specialise in treating couple relationship problems, immigration adjustment, blended families and parenting issues…. find out more

 

JACQUELINE HIELKEMA
Psychotherapist, Supervisor
I offer individuals and couples a comfortable, safe, real space in which we can discover new perspectives on yourself and new choices in your life struggles…. find out more

 

CESS BREUSEKER
Psychotherapist, Supervisor
Establish and expect quick improvements in your understanding of relating, either to yourself and/or others through cognitive modeling. Or, when required, gain insight into issues that lay deeper inside the personality with explorative work, that will fit your pace. Skype sessions also available…. find out more

 

Dr LYNELLE GILLARD
Clinical Psychologist
Extensive experience assisting individuals, couples, families and groups to achieve their goals by building on their strengths to improve their current situations…. find out more

 

KAREN HIELKEMA
Psychologist
Experienced working with people who may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, long term health conditions, post- and pre- natal distress and couple and parenting concerns, and issues related to gender…. find out more

 

Dr MARK THORPE
Clincial Psychologist, Supervisor
Works collaboratively with adults, couples and families diverse backgrounds on issues including step-families, separation/divorce, immigration challenges, and work related anxieties and opportunities…. find out more

 

IVOR TOMASEVICH
Psychotherapist
Get clarity and understanding about who you are and how to live your life well. Career, relationship, immigration challenges a specialty. Adults and couples…. find out more

 

JAN WINCH McCARTY
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Jan’s knowledge ,experience and strategies will help you to overcome your challenges and make meaningful life changes. Adults and couples welcome…. find out more

 

ANAT POPPER
Psychotherapist
Over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples and families, assisting with difficulties that hinder your life and relationships to find a way forward. Short and long term therapy according to individual need…. find out more

 

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

Registered Psychotherapists
Registered Psychologists
Registered Clinical Psychologists
Members of NZ Association of Counsellors

All work with our clients is confidential within the bounds of professional supervision.

Each therapist adheres to the Code of Ethics of their respective professional body.

Q Languages Spoken

French
Portuguese
Croatian
Dutch
Afrikaans
Hebrew

Q Location

Apollo Centre for Health & Wellness (1st Floor)
119 Apollo Drive
Albany
Auckland

There is ample free parking available around the building.

Psychotherapy at Apollo can be found by entering by the main medical and pharmacy entrance, taking the stairs or the lift to the first floor, turning left and proceeding to the end of the corridor, where you will find the rooms on the left.