Sarah Ellis

Kowhai Psychology

Kia ora, I am a registered psychologist providing therapy to individuals to Auckland’s Rodney and North Shore district.

I can support with the following areas:

  • anxiety
  • depression/low mood
  • lack of motivation
  • stress and burnout
  • relationship difficulties
  • sexual trauma
  • anger management
  • adjustment difficulties
  • personal growth
  • problematic behaviours

Counselling/Therapy Services

My therapeutic support helps clients overcome life problems by helping them move forward, with self-compassion, in a valued direction that provides them with meaning and purpose. Where needed, I help clients develop insight into their concerns and/or skills and techniques to make positive changes in their lives.

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I use a range of therapy models that are evidence-based and aim to support positive change.

I incorporate concepts and techniques from the following:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Schema Therapy (ST)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills
  • Motivational Interviewing

About Me

I have been working for over 9 years as a registered psychologist and a total of 17 years in psychology. I have worked both in the United Kingdom and New Zealand in large Government organisations and in private practice in New Zealand. I am experienced in both short- and long-term therapy, as well as assessments.

Please see my website for further information.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychologist
- Member NZ Psychological Society (MNZPsS)
- ACC Registered Counsellor

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology
- Masters of Science in Work and Organisational Psychology
- Masters of Science in Applied Forensic Psychology
- Diploma in Forensic Psychology

Q Appointments

I have appointments available Monday to Wednesday 8am to 2.30pm.

Q Fees

- $185 (incl. GST) for 50 minute session.
- Registered with ACC for sensitive claims (sessions are fully funded).
- payment can be made by Electronic bank transfer.