Rachael Bell



As a Psychotherapist I am passionate about seeing people grow and change to achieve a fulfilling quality of life for themselves and thriving relationships. I believe you can move from where you are not by running or by strides but by moving step by step with support to achieve your goals.


Areas of Special Interest

  • couple’s therapy
  • relationship difficulties (personal/professional)
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress
  • effective communication
  • family dynamics
  • attachment issues
  • life/work direction
  • loss
  • grief
  • life transitions
  • trauma experiences


Counselling/Therapy Services

Counselling and Psychotherapy involves regular sessions. The duration and frequency depends on the nature of the problem and individual needs. I offer short, medium and long term work.

Individual Psychotherapy with Adults:

In the context of a safe, supportive and empathic relationship therapy allows space for exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours to gain insight, understanding and enhance your connection to yourself. The therapy process assists in raising awareness and insight into unconscious processes which are affecting your present and allows you to be supported in making positive changes to enhance your quality of life.

Couples Therapy:

I provide couples work using the imago therapy approach to assist couples in improving their communication and enhancing connection in relationship. Tools to manage conflict in relationship.

Person centered Counselling:

Shorter term work to develop awareness, options and skills in daily life through the enhancement of your strengths and resources.



Counselling/Therapy Approach

Counselling and Psychotherapy involves regular sessions. The duration and frequency depends on the nature of the problem and individual needs.

Longer term focusing on deep seated, persisting issues or patterns of behaviour. I am trained in Transactional Analysis (TA) which is based on the theory that decisions made in childhood have a significant influence on how we live our lives in the present. Through therapy insight can be gained about out of awareness patterns which can then be changed and resolved.

Person centered counselling:
Shorter term focusing on current stresses/issues and problem solving.


Background and Experience

Over the last 15 years I have worked as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in a variety of settings including addiction services, family centered service, family violence agency, child and family mental health service and private practice.

I have also facilitated addiction recovery groups, women’s living free from violence groups and children’s groups.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychotherapist
- Member of Aotearoa New Zealand Transactional Analysis Association (ANZTAA)

Q Qualifications

- Certified Transactional Analyst
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology with a Minor in Education, Otago)

Q Appointments

Monday - Thursday

Q Fees

- $120 - Individual work
- $150 - Couples work
- $150 - 3rd party funders

Q Payment Options

Internet Banking