Dr. Andrea Polzer | Psychology - Psychotherapy - Counselling
|69 McEntee Road
Counselling Waitakere - Auckland
Life can be challenging, and sometimes those challenges seem overwhelming.
There are times when things need to change – I can help you moving step by step towards the life you want.
There are times when pretty much everything seems to work against you – I can offer you different perspectives and tools for you to make different choices
What I bring to my work is myself and a deep respect and appreciation for my clients; for their whole being and their experiences.
I am committed to fostering a strong, respectful and collaborative therapeutic relationship with my clients, which I believe is integral to achieving success in therapy.
I personalize my approach to each client
I work with clients to identify goals and tailor a treatment plan around altering unhelpful thoughts, maladaptive behaviour patterns, and difficult emotions, to enhance overall wellness and promote a positive quality of life. In my practice, I work with adults of all ages.
Working collaboratively with clients, I strive to create a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental space to explore personal roadblocks to living the life you most desire. I believe in continuous ongoing training and research which I bring into my sessions as appropriate.
You're the expert in your life and I'm your partner in exploration.
Qualifications and registrations
- PhD in Psychology (Massey University)
- Certificate in Adult Learning
- Psychotherapist in Training CTA(P)
- Member of International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA)
Traumatic experiences in early childhood can influence the way we interpret the world and us within it.
For immigrants these influences often happened in a language that is not New Zealand’s English. It can be very powerful to address these early fears and beliefs in their ‘original’ language – being native German, I can offer this as part of therapy for those who grew up German speaking.
With my background in Organisational Psychology my expertise includes the support of individuals on their development journey at work as well as in their personal lives.
Frequently there are common or overlapping reasons for people being ‘stuck’ career-wise and for them experiencing challenges in their personal lives. I am skilled in taking a holistic work-and-life perspective when exploring with clients effective ways out of their ‘stuck’ places.
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Anxiety
- ✓ Being assertive
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Bullying
- ✓ Burnout
- ✓ Communication
- ✓ Self confidence
- ✓ Depression
- ✓ Fear
- ✓ Feeling lonely
- ✓ Hyperventilation
- ✓ Insecurity
- ✓ Jealousy
- ✓ Low self esteem
- ✓ Panic attack
- ✓ Parenting
- ✓ Performance anxiety
- ✓ Relationship issues
- ✓ Sleep problems
- ✓ Social phobia
- ✓ Stress
- ✓ Trauma
- ✓ Workplace stress
- ✓ Worrying too much
- Individual therapy sessions $100 per session (55 minutes)
- Couple therapy sessions $120 per session (55 minutes)
Discounts available for long term and low income clients.
Availability (Opening hours)
|Monday||8am - 2pm|
- ✓ 40+ Counsellors
- ✓ In New Zealand
- ✓ Face-to-face & Online
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