Dr. Andrea Polzer | Psychology - Psychotherapy - Counselling
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Counselling Waitakere - Auckland
Life in all its richness 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 an 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, I strive to create a compassionate and non-judgmental space to explore personal roadblocks to living the life my clients most desire. I engage 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.
Online counselling (via Zoom or Skype) is helpful for clients who cannot travel to my counselling rooms and who would like to address an acute life crisis or change.
It is also helpful for those who have specific questions they wish to address or issues they would like to understand.
I do not offer deep, long-term psychotherapy online, as I do belief that for such therapy to be meaningful and safe the personal connection and physical presence are vital components.
Qualifications and registrations
- PhD in Psychology (Massey University)
- Certificate in Adult Learning
- Certified Transactional Analyst - Psychotherapy
- PBANZ Registered Psychotherapist
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 experiencing challenges in their personal lives. I take 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 a perfectionist
- ✓ Being assertive
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Bullying
- ✓ Burnout
- ✓ Communication
- ✓ Self confidence
- ✓ Depression
- ✓ Fear
- ✓ Feeling lonely
- ✓ Insecurity
- ✓ Low self esteem
- ✓ Panic attack
- ✓ Performance anxiety
- ✓ Relationship issues
- ✓ Sleep problems
- ✓ Stress
- ✓ Trauma
- ✓ Workplace stress
- ✓ Worrying too much
- Individual therapy sessions $110 per session (55 minutes)
Availability (Opening hours)
- ✓ 50+ Counsellors
- ✓ In New Zealand
- ✓ Face-to-face & Online
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