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Anniina Talaslahti | Gestalt Therapist Trainee

46 Domain Road
3120 Whakatane
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Gestalt Therapy & Counselling Whakatane

My name is Anniina Talaslahti. I am a gestalt therapist trainee graduating from The Relational Institute Australia in 2021. I have studied gestalt psychotherapy both in Scandinavia and Australia. I am also a student member of NZAP and a member of GANZ. 


Are you experiencing challenges in life? You do not need to go through them alone. Especially now, with these uncertain times, it is important to seek help if you are feeling scared, anxious or helpless. I will support you to find a way through your troubles and find your own authentic way to live full life.


Therapy is not only beneficial in times of trouble. Even if life in general feels just fine, but you still have this nagging feeling, that things are not quite right, it is healthy to reflect on it with a therapist.


We learn in childhood the difference between right and wrong, what is the proper way to behave and what feelings are ok to feel. These beliefs influence even today the way we react with people around us. These beliefs might be outdated. Maybe the way you were taught to live your life is not working for you anymore.


I can tell from my own experience that gestalt therapy is a supporting way to explore your life in a safe environment. Although it is sometimes important to talk about the past, the focus is at present. Gestalt therapy combines talk therapy with awareness of your body sensations.


I am interested in working with life crisis, female aggression, relationships, anxiety, depression, burnout, adult ADHD, mindfulness and trauma recovery. 


If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please, send me a message.


Online therapy

Online therapy is possible via Zoom or Skype.


What you need for online therapy is:


  • a good quality wi-fi connection / mobile data connection
  • a quiet space where no one can disturb you

Statement concerning the coronavirus pandemic

In level 2, we can continue meeting face-to-face. However, online therapy is always an option.

Qualifications and registrations

  • Gestalt Therapist Trainee from The Relational Institute Australia (TRIA)
  • Student member of New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP)
  • Member of Gestalt Australia and New Zealand (GANZ)



$80 per session (negotiable depending on your financial situation).


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