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Abby Stewart

Intern Counsellor

Region: Gore, Southland

Contract: Privatly Funded

Gender: Female

More info coming soon

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Alice (Allie) Beattie
Counsellor

Region: Alexandra, Central Otago and 
Telehealth
Contract: ISSC
Gender: Female

Qualifications: Diploma of Counselling. Practising Since: 2010. Languages Spoken: English. About me: I'm passionate and consider it a privilege to walk alongside others to help navigate seasons of distress, trauma, uncertainty and difficulty. I enjoy creating a safe, non-judgmental space with a warm, down to earth and practical approach. Person Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are the models I'm trained in; however, I've undertaken many other trainings since qualifying to confidently provide tools and interventions of care/support to individuals, couples and young people (rangatahi). I am a full member of NZAC with a current APC (Annual Practicing Certificate). My husband and I live in the Maniatoto, farming on a small scale - pigs, alpacas and bees. I am Mum, wife, sister and aunty (among others). I offer in-person sessions in beautiful Alexandra and Ranfurly (on request) and phone or video appointments.

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Alice McClintock

Registered Clinical Psychologist

 

Region: Timaru (Can travel to nearby towns)

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

Qualifications: BSc with Honours (Psych), MSc (Distinction in Psych), PGDipClinPsych About me: Alice is a fully qualified and registered Clinical Psychologist working in the Timaru district and available for ACC clients. Alice has experience working with a wide range of psychological and emotional problems. She offers a compassionate, safe, and confidential environment for you to share your difficulties and to work together on the things you would like to change. Alice is experienced in psychological assessment and evidence-based therapeutic approaches including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Schema therapy, and Trauma-focused therapy. Her special interests and areas of experience include trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, eating difficulties, self-esteem, and sleep issues. Alice is a full member of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists.

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Amanda Webber

Counsellor/Social Worker

 

Region: Timaru (Can travel around Canterbury)

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

Amanda is a Registered Social Worker with over 15 years experience working in mental health (children, adolescents and adults), trauma, the District Health Boards and schools. Amanda has a Bachelor of Social Work with first-class honours from the University of Canterbury, as well as a Diploma in Psychology and Counselling and Certification in Complex PTSD and Trauma. She is registered with the SWRB and a member of ANZASW. Amanda works from a holistic approach, integrating Strenghts-Based practices, Mindfulness, CBT, EMDR, Trauma-Focused approaches, Self-Compassion and Attachment approaches in her work.

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Andrea Greer

Therapeutic Social Worker

Region: Gore, Southland

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

Qualifications: Degree in Social Work, Master of Social Welfare endorsed in Mental Health Practice (with Distinction), certified Synergetic Play Therapist, Full member of ANZASW and Registered Social Worker Languages Spoken: English. Styles of Therapy: Play therapy & creative arts, talk therapy, client-centred, solution focused, strengths based & polyvagal-informed therapy. About me: Kia ora. My name is Andrea Greer. I am originally from Singapore and have lived in New Zealand for over 16 years. I live in Eastern Southland. I have a space where we can meet in Gore or Mataura. I am a registered Social Worker with a Master’s in mental health and also a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist. I have been practicing Social Work & counselling work since 2006. I love working with children, youth and families from diverse backgrounds. I believe in bringing a warm, empathetic and strengths-based approach to my work. I look forward to connecting and journeying with you.

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Angela Connell

Yoga Instructor 

Region: Central Otago

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

Like for so many, the original cracks in Angela's health and wellbeing became the windows for inspiration and for her, a passionate interest in psychology, spirituality, anatomy, body movement, yoga therapy, meditation, physics, neuroscience, childhood development and trauma. ​Angela has trained extensively in; Therapeutic Yoga, Yin & Restorative Yoga, Yoga Therapy for Children, Trauma Informed Mindfulness Coaching, Ayurvedic Massage and EFT (emotional freedom technique). Being a keen life long learner, in addition to her yoga, meditation, massage and coaching qualifications Angela is currently undertaking an Ayurvedic Health Coaching Diploma. In addition, she has a particular passion for youth advocacy, women's empowerment and healing through connection with community, environment and place. "Starting where we are, may we each touch peace and healing"

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Dr Angelina Mao  

Registered Clinical Psychologist

Region: Auckland

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

Dr. Angelina Mao is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in both public and private practice settings. She has extensive experience working with clients presenting with a wide range of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment issues, grief and loss, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties. She is also experienced in working with survivors of sexual abuse and is a ACC registered service provider for ISSC sensitive claims. She is empathetic and compassionate in her approach and believes in working collaboratively with her clients to achieve positive outcomes. She is trained in Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive yoga, Schema therapy, Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Supportive therapy and mindfulness based interventions.

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Anna McVeigh

Counsellor

Region: New Brighton, Christchurch

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

Anna is a counsellor/therapist based in South Brighton, Christchurch. Her approach to counselling is holistic with a focus on the integration of mind, body and soul. Anna’s training includes Narrative Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, EFT tapping, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychosynthesis, Client-centred Therapy and Mindfulness/Meditation. She’s also trained in Hypnotherapy and Yoga. Anna likes to work alongside people in a client-centred and strengths-based way helping them to understand themselves better, and follow their own unique inner wisdom. She places much emphasis on empowerment and self care. Anna’s special interest areas are complex-PTSD, anxiety, depression, and relationships. When not working Anna enjoys much of what life has to offer including walks on the beach with her dog, hanging out with her son, & writing and making music. Anna works from her home studio by the sea in South Brighton where she enjoys to make people feel at home.

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Annalisa Cairns

Social Worker

Region: Invercargill, Southland

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

More info coming soon

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Anne Neilson

Intern Counsellor

Region: Invercargill, Southland

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

About me: Anne is proficient in DBT skills, mindfulness, CBT, ACT and Rogerian therapies, and has experience in working with people from diverse cultures, teens and adults, and a variety of mental health presentations. Anne has experience working with sexual abuse in her past role within a rape crisis centre providing counselling for people presenting with sexual abuse and rape and their effects. This may suit clients that don’t qualify for ACC referrals. She is happy work with clients teaching them skills and assisting them to apply skills and strategies into their everyday lives. Anne is undertaking her counselling internship with South Coast Psychology. She welcomes non-ACC private referrals for counselling/ therapy.

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Annelize Prinsloo

Registered Clinical Psychologist

Region: Invercargill (Can travel to nearby towns)

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

Qualifications: MA Clinical Psychology. Practising Since: Since 2014. Languages Spoken: English and Afrikaans. About me: Annelize Prinsloo is an experienced Clinical Phychologist based in Invercargill Southland. Annelize obtained her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology in South Africa where she worked with people from various backgrounds who faced a variety of psychological challenges. Annelize has several interests within the field of psychology which include: Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Loss and Bereavement, Parental Guidance, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Relationship and Marriage Counselling, Stress Management and ACC Supported Assessments. Annelize has experience working with children, adolescence and adults, she offers individual psychotherapy and assessments. Annelize follows and integrative approach that entails the utilization of various techniques from a variety of psychological therapeutic approaches, some of the approaches relied upon are, CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.

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Annie Coughlan

Counsellor/Social Worker

Region: Balclutha (Can travel to Gore and Invercargill)

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

More info coming soon

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Bex Taplin

Rongoā Māori Practitioner 

Region: Invercargill, Southland

Contract: Cultural Advisor (Romiromi Pamphlet)

Gender: Female

ACC clients using Rongoa Māori Services -https://www.acc.co.nz/im-injured/what-we-cover/using-rongoaa-maaori-services/

About me: Tena koe, ko makeo te maunga, ko waiaua te awa, ko nukutere me mataatua nga waka, ko omarumutu te marae, ko ngati ruatakenga te hapu, ko whakatohea me nga puhi nga iwi, ko Bex Taplin ahau. Kia ora, I'm Bex, a traditional Māori healer, from the East Coast, North Island. i now live in Riverton-Aparima. I am a mother of 4 children and all about whanau! I'm passionate about nature and living in harmony with our environment. I love to help people strengthen their connections to self, their environment (nature and whanau) and the divine (IO, God, Universal Source). I do this through bodywork sessions where I connect with my kaitiaki (spirit guides) and the clients, all together we clear blockages held within the body, helping the client to feel clear, peaceful and more connected. Hope to see you soon! Mauri Ora!

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Bridget Walker

Counsellor/Social Worker

Region: Dunedin (Can travel to Timaru)

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

About me: I am an experience and fully registered Social Worker and have been practicing for over 14 years. I am also an ACC Registered Counsellor. I have worked in many different areas of practice with both children and adults including; child welfare, youth justice, child development, trauma, grief, sexual abuse, mental health, and working with babies/children and their families. I am passionate in helping people, working alongside them, empowering them to achieve change. I consider it a privilege to be part of someone’s journey. I work therapeutically from a solution focused and client-led strength based practice. Outside of work, I am kept busy being a mum to four young children, fitness and being outdoors in nature.

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Dr Candy Fox

Psychiatrist 

(Currently unavailable)

Region: New Plymouth (Can travel to Dunedin and Invercargill)

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

More info coming soon

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Cassandra Rolston

Registered Psychologist

Region: Rangiora, Waimakariri

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

Qualifications: NZPsS, ISSTD Member BSc (psych), MSc (psych), PGDipPsychPrac About me: Cassandra is a Registered Psychologist who is currently based in Rangiora, Waimakariri. She has previously worked in a variety of NGO settings including, residential Alcohol and Other Drug Rehabilitation, Family Counselling, and in a private practice setting utilising the EAGALA model to facilitate Equine Assisted Psychotherapy with adults and at-risk youth. She has predominantly worked with adult and adolescent populations and specialises in working with trauma. She has experience working with PTSD, Addictions, Anxiety, Depression and Grief/Loss. Cassandra works primarily from a trauma-informed approach, incorporating a Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy framework. She has also trained in Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT) and incorporates elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) into her clinical practice. Cassandra is a professional member of the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).

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Catherine Hanson-Friend

Counsellor/Social Worker

Region: Invercargill, Southland

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

Qualifications: Registered Social Worker (SWRB NZ/ MANZASW) Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling, Certified Havening Practitioner® with Havening Techniques® Practising Since: Since 1990. ​ Languages Spoken: English and Solomon Islands Pijin. About me: I am an experienced and mature Registered Social Worker (SWRB) and Counselling Professional (UC Post-graduate) having practiced for 30 years as a Social Worker and therapist/counsellor in the UK; New Zealand; Solomon Islands; the USA and Northern Thailand. Over the 30 years I have worked with: Children and Families (predominantly in the Child Protection sphere), the Health Care sector (including Palliative and Cancer Care; Loss and Grief; Traumatic Brain Injury; Elderly and Dementia Care and with the three components of Mental Health, namely: cognitive health, emotional health, and behavioural health), humanitarian work (including with child-sex-trafficking practices). I am also a fully qualified and certified Havening Practitioner®, with Havening Techniques® being backed by neuroscience and being evidenced to benefit many health conditions especially anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain, anger, panic attacks, phobias and past or present trauma. This revolutionary psychosensory therapy provides some with a way to make the most of their neural plasticity and can assist in providing freedom from unnecessary fears, blocks and pain. Each of my therapeutic interventions come laden with respect, acceptance, compassion, appreciation, connection, inclusivity and safety, all whilst working with the client on their stuck emotions/frozen feelings/buried trauma and overwhelming anxieties. I embody my knowledge of, and experiences with, various cultures and communities within my work and fully embrace any opportunity to educate and empower people to remember that their own healing potential is mostly deeply seated within themselves.

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Chantelle Hurst

Creative Life Healing/Counsellor

Region: Pukekohe, Auckland

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

My name is Chantelle, I am a Qualified Counselor located in Pukekohe, Auckland, I also do online telehealth sessions with clients nationwide. My specialties are in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and pain management with adults, adolescents, and children. I take a pluralistic approach to counselling, to ensure all sessions are person centered and client lead. I introduce therapeutic tools and techniques that meet my client’s needs, utilizing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Animal Assisted Therapy and Creative Expressive Therapy to work towards my client’s goals. My work with children also involves Play Therapy, using the universal language of play with a focus on self-awareness, and emotion regulation. Ford is my Animal Assisted Therapy dog, as a therapeutic agent his work involves introducing interventions that are helping my clients to improve mood, decrease anxiety, support emotion regulation, and increase self-confidence. Ford works well with all ages including children

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Cynthia Cotterell

Counsellor/Social Worker

Region: Timaru, South Canterbury (Can travel to Ashburton/Mackenzie/Waitaki)

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

CJ/Cynthia is a Registered Social Worker with over 15 years experience working in New Zealand and the UK. CJ's experience has primarily involved work with tamariki and their whanau empowering them to build safety and wellbeing in the context of trauma (including sexual abuse), family harm, mental health, and relationship difficulties. CJ's approach is holistic and client led. She practices from a trauma informed and strengths based perspective, with a strong attachment focus. CJ is an accredited ACC counselor and provides services in the Canterbury, South Canterbury, and North Otago areas. CJ is registered with the SWRB and a member of ANZASW.

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Dallas Frederikson

Wellbeing Coach & Psychology Assistant

Region: Invercargill, Southland (Can travel Southland)

Contract: Privatly Funded

Gender: Female

About me: Kia ora! My name is Dallas Frederikson, and I am a Psychology Assistant at South Coast Psychology. I have a Bachelor of Arts (hons) Degree in Psychology and have just recently competed my Master of Arts in Psychology where I conducted my thesis in the realm of maternal mental health. As a mum of two young boys, I feel very passionate about working in the maternal mental health field as well as with children and their whānau. Alongside my study, I have experience as a mental health support worker with primary school children as well as with adults with low-moderate mental health needs. I am moving back to Southland after living in Timaru for 16 years, and I am very much looking forward to returning to, and now working within this community. I hope to gain my registration as a General Psychologist in the next few years and am looking forward to gaining the knowledge and experience to work towards this in my role here.

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David Clarke 

Wellbeing Coach

Region: Southland

Contract: Privatly Funded

Gender: Male

More info coming soon

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Diane Gillespie

Registered Psychologist (Currently unavailable)

Region: Edendale, Southland (Can travel to Invercargill)

Contract: ISSC

Gender: Female

Qualifications: BA (Psych) MA (Psych) PGDip (PsychPrac) About me: My name is Diane Gillespie and I am a New Zealand Registered Psychologist who is based in Invercargill, Southland. I have Bachelor, Masters and Post Graduate qualifications in Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have over 25 years’ experience in the fields of domestic violence, disability, mental health, sexual abuse, trauma, child development, child welfare, youth advocacy, psychology and counselling. My aim is to work with other professionals to provide comprehensive client-centric therapeutic psychological/mental health services to clients in the Southern districts of Aotearoa/New Zealand (and other areas where there is need).

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Diane Johnstone

Counsellor/Social Worker

Region: Invercargill, Southland

Contract: ISSC