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Vanessa | Clinical Counsellor

Clinical Counsellor Albany - North Shore - Auckland
233 Dairy Flat Highway - Albany - North Shore
0632 Auckland

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Clinical Counsellor Albany - North Shore - Auckland

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My name is Vanessa. My practice is located in Albany/North Shore, with a cozy and welcoming space.

I am experienced in working with clients on a wide range of issues, practicing as a clinician in New Zealand through the NZAC (provisional member, New Zealand Association of Counsellors). I'm a Senior Clinical Psychologist overseas. 

Extensive clinical training and practice (+12), in a psychodynamic and trauma informed approach and posteriorly integrating essential evidence based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), with an Attachment-Based orientation, and Attachment-Based Family interventions.

My experience includes clinical work in hospitals, in the community and in private practice, responsible for clinical assessments of complex and severe client presentations as well as functional and acute conditions. My experience was based in short-term and long-term interventions/therapies.

As a clinician, I work to encompass the role of the family in the evaluation and therapy plan, especially for children and adolescents, as an essential tool in the search for the well-being and emotional health of everyone in the family as a whole. 

Along with different clinical contexts, I had opportunity to work in the assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders , trauma, complex trauma, post-traumatic symptoms and disorders (PTSD and CPTSD), psychotic disorders and episodes (schizophrenia, substance related), personality disorders, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), autism, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), selective mutism, bullying, self-injurious behaviours and suicidal ideation, cycle of domestic violence, addictions with and without co-existing disorders, complex grief, adjustment/anxiety related to retirement, immigration adjustment, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, attachment-based family interventions. All cases varied in age group and gender.

Currently, I’m interested in the assessment and treatment for:

  • Children from 8 years old approximately 
  • Adolescents
  • Families
  • Adults

Feel free to contact me for more information or booking a Counselling, Psychological treatment and/or a Needs Assessment session. 

If you want to know more or make an appointment, feel free to contact me.


Online therapy

My fee for on-line session is $120

Qualifications and registrations

  • BA Psychology+ Postgraduate Clinical Psychology training (=NZQF MA Psychology)
  • Psychodynamic Clinical training
  • PGDip Addic & MH
  • PGDip PsychAssess & Psychdiag
  • PGDip CBT
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Clinical Training
  • Management of Suicidal Behaviour Training – QPR New Zealand
  • Maori – Cultural and Clinical Competency – MAURIORA New Zealand
  • Psychology Board Registration, Brazil – CRP-MT
  • Provisional member New Zealand Association of Counsellors – NZAC



  • Face-to-face $150 per session
  • On-line session $120


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