Russell Vant

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If you’d like to, take a look around. You might have some questions about who I am or what I offer, and I hope they’re mostly answered here. If you still have questions, or would like to arrange a chat over the phone before booking in for an initial appointment, complete the contact form to the right of this page or send an email to [email protected].


It’s actually really helpful if you do look through the information on this site before you reach out. That way we both know that you’ll have a bit of an idea about what I might be able to offer you. One of the surest predictors of success in any kind of psychological therapy is a good match between client and therapist. It’s not very helpful if what I’m offering doesn’t coincide with what you’re wanting.

In brief, I offer confidential, professional, English-speaking relational-psychodynamic therapy with a qualified, registered and experienced New Zealand-trained therapist. Essentially, I’m in the business of facilitating growth, healing and change through a particular kind of therapeutic relationship.

The psychotherapeutic process enables people to recognise and change archaic, self-limiting patterns. The intention is that you, should you choose to engage with this process, will work to come to a better understanding of yourself and your relationships, and create new possibilities to live with awareness, creativity, spontaneity, and an openness to intimacy.


People are drawn to engage in this process for many different reasons. Some find that they struggle to make and maintain satisfying relationships, or are becoming aware of unhelpful patterns which tend to play out in their relationships with others. Others are fed up with the anxious thinking or self-criticisms which follow them around throughout the day. Some have been feeling particularly lonely, or angry, or sad, or low. Others know a bit about therapy already and, even though they’re not experiencing any particular struggles, are interested in engaging in an accompanied process of self-exploration and personal growth.

For many, things aren’t as clearly defined as this necessarily limited list might suggest – there is simply a background sense that something’s not right, or could be different. For some, a family member, friend or colleague has suggested they speak to a professional. All I really want to convey here is that psychotherapy can be of value within the context of a broad range of relational and emotional challenges or life dissatisfactions that you, like many other people, may be experiencing.


I hold a Bachelor of Counselling from New Zealand, my home country, and have seven years experience as a therapist. I work remotely from my current base in France – securely online via Zoom – with people in the UK, EU and New Zealand. More information about me and my qualifications as a therapist can be found on the About page of my website.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member, New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC)
- Member, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Member, International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA)
- Student Member, NZ Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP)
- Student Member, International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA)
- ACC Registered Counsellor (Sensitive Claims), please note I am not currently taking on new ACC clients

Q Qualifications

- Currently working towards psychotherapy certification, Wellington Transactional Analysis Training Institute
- Bachelor of Counselling, Wellington Institute of Technology
- Graduate Certificate in Human Development, University of Waikato
- Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical, University of Auckland

Q Fees

- My standard fee for individual therapy is NZ$125 for each 50 minute session
- My cancellation policy can be found on the Fees/Info page of my website
- I accept payment via online bank deposit to my New Zealand bank account
- I accept payment following each appointment, or as an end of month invoice once we have established a solid working alliance