Ying-Ni Huang

Counselling Psychologist

As human beings, we perceive and feel. As such, we are blessed with the beauty in life. Sometime we stumble on the road of life. It is all right. We deserve a place to rest our hearts. We can be amazed by the wonder of our minds and re-discover our inner strength again.


Areas of Special Interest

  • depressed moods
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • social phobia
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • interpersonal problems
  • low self-esteem
  • stress management
  • career problems
  • life adjustment issues (new graduates, immigration … )
  • intimate relationship problems


Counselling/Therapy Services

We pursue happiness and meaning in life. We strive to build a beautiful life we plan. Sometimes, things just don’t work out even with all our good efforts and deeds. Counselling/ Psychotherapy can help transform the unexpected hurdles along our way into the nourishment in our ideal life.

With short-term counselling, I can guide you solve your problems, soothe painful emotions, manage stress, find out your strengths, and change the unadaptive behaviours.

If you will, in long-term psychotherapy, I can help you explore and understand yourself more. You will develop insights towards yourself, your family, your relationships and life dilemmas. With your mind growing, you will be stronger and freer to make conscious choices in your life. You will develop confidence and meet life tasks with interests, wisdom, and stamina.




Counselling/Therapy Approach

I adopt an eclectic approach. I use psychodynamic therapy to get a clear sense of what is going on at this moment in your life and problem. To achieve your therapeutic goal, I apply CBT, mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment psychotherapy to help manage your unhelpful thoughts and behaviour and cultivate inner strength.

I also provide emotionally-focused couple therapy to de-escalate fights and increase intimacy between couples. You will fulfil your needs of security, validation, and love again in your intimate relationship. You could see your partner in new and warm light and bring your relationship in new adventure.



Background and Experience

I have worked in a private counselling center as a counselling psychologist, junior high school as a guidance counsellor, and a hospital in Taiwan as a case worker for dementia patients and their families. In a hospital in Taiwan I also worked with people suffering from mental disorders. In my graduate study in USA, I have interned in a non-profit counselling center in Los Angeles.

Coming to NZ to pursue a beautiful life, I have seen clients in my private practice in Palmerston North and online. My career and life experiences in different countries, cultures, and work environments can benefit both immigrants and locals living in this multicultural era.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychologist (NZ)
- Taiwanese Licensed Counselling Psychologist
- Provisional Member New Zealand Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Master of Arts in Multicultural Counselling, University of the West, USA
- Master of Science in Psychology, Fo Guang University, Taiwan
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Q Languages

English, Mandarin, Hokkien

Q Appointments hours

- Mon, Thur, & Fri: 13-17pm
- Tue & Wed: 9am-12pm

Q Fees

- Individuals: $125/50min, $135/60min (1st session)
- Couple session: $155/60mins
- 10 mins free phone consultation

- 個人: $125/50分鐘,, $135/60分鐘(首次)
- 伴侶: $155/60分鐘
- 10分鐘免費電話諮詢

Q Payment Options

Internet Banking