Yi Zhang

Reaching Potential Psychology

Empowering wonderful people to reach the happiness they deserve. Professional and confidential psychological support. Services available in English and Mandarin.


Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Couples therapy
  • Parenting support


Counselling/Therapy Services

Reaching Potential Psychology are a friendly team of non-judgmental psychologists offering long term support in both English and Chinese (Mandarin).

Our psychologists are NZ registered with years of experience working in government agencies and private organisations.

Privacy is very important to us and you can be rest assured that what you share with us during therapy sessions will be confidential.


Counselling/Therapy Approach

  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)


About Me

I came to New Zealand from China on my own as an adolescent and have lived, studied and worked in New Zealand for about 20 years. I understand the ups and downs of living a life in a new country.

Previously, I worked as a Registered Teacher in Masterton. Through my employment as a Registered Psychologist, I have worked alongside children, young people, adults and families in government and non-government organisations.

My areas of interest include: relationships, depression, anxiety, and parenting.


在成为心理师之前,我曾是新西兰注册教师,主要教初高中音乐。 如今通过注册心理师的工作,我有与儿童,青少年,成人以及家庭的工作经验。我也分别在政府及非政府组织里工作的经验。我的兴趣领域包括:亲密关系,抑郁,焦虑,家庭教育和亲子关系。



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychologist

Q Qualifications

- Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology (University of Waikato)
- Master of Applied Psychology (First Class Honours) (University of Waikato)
- Graduate Diploma in Secondary School Teaching (Victoria University of Wellington)
- Bachelor of Music (Massey University, Wellington)

Q Testimonials

"Thank you Yi, and thank you for all your input and expertise through this whole process."
- C.R

"Thank you for your guidance, methods, advice, and information and help. It has given us more hope."

"Yi thank you so much for everything you have done for my family. We are definitely a 'work in progress' but happier and more confident about the future from having worked with you."
- RS

Q Languages

I am a friendly non-judgemental psychologist offering long term support in both English and Chinese (Mandarin 普通话 )

Q Appointments

Currently, I have limited availability on Saturdays.

Q Fees

- Individuals $160 (55mins)
- Couples $180 (55mins) or $240 (85mins)

Q Payment Options

Payment in full is due before the appointment (if paying via bank transfer)or at the time of the appointment.