Rochelle Gates

Individual & Couple Therapist


I am a therapist informed by over two decades of work and training in the healing fields. I bring my deep learnings both personally and professionally in Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, Couple Therapy and Aware Parenting to my work.



  • emotional well-being
  • relationships & relationship dynamics
  • confidence & self esteem
  • body image and your relationship with your body
  • interconnection between mental/emotional health & physical health
  • parenting
  • anxiety & stress
  • self compassion



I work with clients to:

  • explore their emotional landscape
  • notice life giving and life diminishing situations and dynamics and make adjustments accordingly
  • connect with their own integrity and build the ability to sustain this connection
  • discover and come to know their core desires
  • give themselves permission to feel and listen to their feelings
  • bring consciousness into their relationships and relating
  • create and maintain a more nourishing and nurturing relationship with themselves and others
  • understand their actions and reactions to situations
  • heal from the hurts of the past
  • tend to their life story and move towards that which they would like to create.



I work with people to express themselves more openly, to learn to communicate, to tap into the underlying issues that are beyond the everyday issues and to uncover the love story. I assist people to make conscious agreements, to learn to understand each other more deeply, to hear each other and to listen to each other. Taking the blame out of the communication, which is often hard to do in the thick of things, when both people are upset.

I also assist with separation.



  • Client-Centered Counselling
  • Relational model
  • Jungian informed
  • Action method
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Couple Therapy
  • Psychodramatic Couple Therapy
  • Bader Person Developmental Model of Couple Therapy (integrating Differentiation, Attachment & Neuroscience)



- Member NZ Christian Counsellors Association (MNZCCA)
- Professional Member of NZ Association Neuro Linguistic Programming (NZANLP)
- Member International Society for Experiential Professionals (ISEP)
- Lifetime Member of the Relationship Coaching Institute


- Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Psychology with Massey University
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology with Massey University
- Certified in Psychodramatic Couple Therapy with the Christchurch Institute for Training in Psychodrama (CITP)
- Certified Experiential Therapist with the International Society for Experiential Professionals (ISEP)
- Certified Relationship Coach with the Relationship Coaching Institute
- Certified Aware Parenting Instructor


Monday 11.30am - 8pm
Tuesday 11am - 7.30pm
Thursday 11am - 7.30pm

Wednesday & Friday online appointments available.


- Individual sessions: $120/50 mins
- Couple sessions: $145/hr
- Payment by direct debit in advance.


“My husband and I are incredibly grateful for Rochelle and the way she guided us through issues we weren’t able to get through on our own. In every session, her priority was to always make each of us feel valid and safe in our emotions and struggles. The insights she gave us and the perspectives she shared helped us individually as well as a couple. Rochelle truly transformed us as a couple from being on the brink and questioning our future to us feeling as though we can tackle each problem side by side. We are very grateful to have Rochelle in our toolbox of marriage.”
— G & J, Auckland.

“Rochelle is an amazing therapist and has helped me work through some really sensitive issues in such a safe and gentle space. So grateful to you Rochelle you beautiful special soul.”
— Vanessa

“I have been a client of Rochelle’s for a few years now and have had profound experiences in her psychodrama sessions resulting in positive changes within my life. I feel completely safe in her facilitation process which has allowed me to have full expression and go deeper with myself and my emotions in a really varied way that was new for me and has been quite a reflective journey. The way Rochelle guides you along the way to help unfold the deep layers of self and get to the core is truly amazing. I was blown away by her and the entire process and the resonance it has created in my life and the ripple effect it has had to others within my family. Thanks Rochelle ”
— Anita

“Rochelle shows patience and there is an environment of kindness and compassion. After many years struggling with my emotions and the associated problems I was given the opportunity to work with Rochelle. The confidence I feel in my ability to communicate is growing allowing me to create a life with an increasing sense of well-being. I do not hesitate to recommend Rochelle to others. ”
— C. U., Highland Park, Auckland