choose2change Therapists

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Tania Blomfield

Tania  is an arts therapist, and is registered with Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA), the International Association of Applied Neuroscience (MIAAN (Cert)), is a Gold Practitioner with ACFED, and is registered with ACC for Sensitive Claims work and psychological assessments. Tania is not currently taking on new clients, as she is focusing on completing sensitive claims assessments for other therapists in the practice. She works with all genders and age groups from age 4 upwards, and with parents or primary caregivers of children aged under 4.  Tania specialises in working with trauma, dissociation, eating disorders and shame.   She is happy to travel throughout NZ for ACC assessments.  She charges $130 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.

Jan Seeley

Jan  is a counsellor, and is registered with NZ Assn of Counsellors (NZAC), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 16 upwards. Jan specialises in working with obesity and eating disorders, and is a Gold Practitioner with ACFED.  Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking. Jan is also registered as an employment assistance provider with Vitae and Instep.  Jan is based in Takanini and also has a clinic in Howick one day a week.  She charges $140 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.

Deborah Gill

Deborah  is a counsellor, and is registered with NZ Christian Counsellors Assn (NZCCA), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 4 upwards, and with parents or primary caregivers of children under 4. Sessions generally run for about an hour.  Deborah is based in Takanini, and also has a clinic in Mt Eden.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are funded by ACC.

Janet McLeod

Janet  is an arts therapist, and is registered withAustralia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 13 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking. Janet is based in Helensville.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are funded by ACC.

Jennie Halliday

Jennie  is an arts therapist, and is registered with Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 13 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking. Jennie is based in Mt Maunganui.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are funded by ACC.

Jan Jeans

Jan trained as a psychotherapist in the 90s in the UK.  On moving to Aotearoa she completed her Masters in Arts Therapy and trained as an Open Floor dance therapist.  She is registered with NZAC and ANZACATA.  She practices in Lyttelton where she has a private practice, and also works at START, an agency offering counselling to survivors of sexual abuse.  She uses a mix of art, movement and talk therapy in her work with clients, and can work across all age ranges.   Jan offers clinical supervision, and is ACC registered for Sensitive Claims.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.

Kathryn Stevenson

Kathryn  is a music therapist, and is registered withAustralia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA) and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 4 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of music, and talking.    Kathryn is based in Ellerslie.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.

Marly Yern

Marly  is a counsellor, and is registered with DAPAANZ and NZ Assn of Counsellors (NZAC), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with adults of all genders. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking.   Marly is based in Waiuku and also has a clinic in Takanini.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.

Dianne Simpson

Dianne  is a registered social worker, and is a current member of ANZSW, and approvedACC social worker for Sensitive Claims work.  Dianne has ten years social work experience, and has worked in a number of organisations.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 4 upwards. Sessions are flexible and tailored specifically to client needs, providing support, advocacy and options.    Dianne is based in  Whangarei.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.

Anthea Randell

Anthea  is a counsellor, and is registered with NZ Assn of Counsellors, and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 4 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking.   Anthea is based  in Ponsonby.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.

Dee Jones

Dee  is a counsellor, and is registered with NZ Assn of Counsellors, and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 4 upwards.  Dee has multiple layers of interest,  and has extensive experience in working with Aspergers Syndrome and Autism. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking.  She is also registered with Manaia PHO.  Dee is based in Kamo.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.

Elsabe Pretorius

Elsabe  is an arts therapist , and is registered with Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 4 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking.  Elsabe is also able to provide sessions in Afrikaans.  Elsabe is based in Pinehill.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.

Supreet Chadha

Supreet  is an arts therapist, and is registered with Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA).  She is also a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor with DAPANZ  and is registered with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with  all genders and age groups from age 18 upwards, and specialises in working with mental health, addictions, trauma and emotional dysregulation.  . Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking.    Supreet is based in Henderson and also has  a practice in Central Auckland.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.

Rebecca Green

Rebecca is a Counsellor who has been practicing since 2000. She is a full member of NZAC and is ACC and WINZ registered. She works with all genders and ages from 13 years upwards. Rebecca specialises in working with entrenched anger problems, processing grief and loss and managing chronic health conditions. Rebecca is also registered as an employment assistance provider with Benestar. Rebecca is based in Te Kowhai, Hamilton. Charges are $105.00 per session for private paying clients; there is no charge for ACC funded sessions.

Cyrene Gaillard

Cyrene  is an intern psychologist and an arts therapist.  She is registered with NZ Psychologists Board (NZPB),  Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 15 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking. Cyrene is a trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist.  Cyrene is based in Takanini.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are funded by ACC.

Pat Hay

Pat is an arts therapist, and is registered with Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 7 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking. Pat is based in Wellington Central.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are funded by ACC.

Sarah Nightingale

Sarah  is an arts therapist, and is registered with Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work. She is a Sandplay practitioner and trained in EMDR.  Sarah works with all genders and age groups from age 5 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, EMDR, or a combination of both. Sarah is based in Wellington, and is also available for clinical supervision.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are funded by ACC.

Kirsty Strong

Kirsty  is an arts therapist, and is registered with Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 7 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking. Kirsty is based in Wellington.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are funded by ACC.

Anita Manaia

Anita  is an arts therapist, and is registered with Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 7 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking. Anita works within a kappa Maori framework.  Anita is based in Manurewa.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are funded by ACC.

Avis Lamkan

Avis is an arts therapist, and is registered with Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 7 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking (talanoa). Avis works within a Pasifika framework and is able to work within Tikanga Māori concepts.  Avis is based in Manurewa, and also works at Auckland Women’s Correctional Facility in Wiri.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are funded by ACC.

Ingrid Wang

Ingrid  is an arts therapist, and is registered with Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 7 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking. Ingrid is based in Titirangi.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are funded by ACC.

Cait Siew

Cait is an arts therapist, and is registered with Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 7 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking. Cait is based in Auckland Central, and also has a clinic in Takapuna.  Cait also works one day a week at Auckland Womens Correctional Facility.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are funded by ACC.

Julie Dobson

Julie  is an arts therapist, and is registered with Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 7 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking. Julie is based in Greymouth.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are funded by ACC.

Yoko Obata

Yoko  is an arts therapist, and is registered with Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 7 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking. Yokoe is based in Parnell.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are funded by ACC.

Anja Striepke

Anja  is a gestalt and arts therapist, and is registered with Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with adults of all genders. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking. Anja is based in Wellington.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are funded by ACC.

Lesley Hawkins

Lesley  is a dance and movement therapist, and is registered with Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA), and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 7 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking. Lesley is based in Kaitaia, and also has a clinic in Doubtless Bay.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are funded by ACC.

Megan Phillips

Megan  is a counsellor, and is registered with NZ Assn of Counsellors, and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 4 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking.   Megan is based  in Paeroa.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.

Karen Bacica

Karen  is a counsellor, and is registered with NZ Assn of Counsellors, and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 4 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking.   Karen is based  in Whangarei.  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.

Cecile Williams

Cecile  is a clinical psychologist and play therapist, and is registered with NZ Psychology Board, and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from age 4 upwards. Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities, and talking.   Cecile is based  in Hamilton.    There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.

Debbie Lawrence

Debbie  is a counsellor, and is registered with NZ Assn of Counsellors, and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She is a narrative therapist, who uses expressive arts activities as well as talking.  She works with all genders and age groups from very young upwards, and has a background of working in education with young people. Debbie is based  in Kaitaia, and also works in the Mid North and Whangarei. .  She charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.

Rosa Heney

Rosa is an arts therapist, and is registered with ANZACATA, and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and age groups from the age of six upwards.  Sessions generally run for about an hour, and can involve a combination of creative activities and talking.  Rosa is based in Greymouth.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.

Olivia Marsden

Olivia is an arts therapist and is registered with Australia, NZ, and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA) and with ACC for Sensitive Claims work.  She works with all genders and ages from age 7 upwards.  Sessions generally run for about an hour and can involve a combination of creative activities and talking.  Olivia is based in Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast.   There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.

Amanda Woodford

Amanda is a registered creative arts therapist (ANZACATA) and is registered with ACC for Sensitive Claims work, and is based in Dunedin.  She specialises in companioning individuals who live with on-going pain, disability, and have experienced trauma.  The arts are a central partner in her therapeutic style.  A session (up to 75 minutes) is $105.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC, and alteration of fees to work with WINZ disability allowances will be considered.  Visit www.holdingspacestudio.co.nz to learn more about Amanda and her approach.

Emily Belbin

Emily is an arts therapist and social worker registered with both Australia, NZ & Asian Creative Arts Therapies Assn (ANZACATA) and the Social Work Registration Board (SWRB).  She is registered with ACC for sensitive claims work for both therapy and social work.  Emily is based in Tauranga and has a background of working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health for over 15 years.  She works with all genders and ages from 4 years and above using creativity and talking therapies.  Sessions run for approximately 1 hour and the charge is $120 per hour for private clients.   There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC or for clients funded by I am Hope.

Liam Butler

Liam is a registered social worker, and is a current member of ANZSW, and approved ACC social worker for Sensitive Claims work.  Liam has over ten years social work experience, and has worked in a number of organisations.  He works with all genders and age groups from age 4 upwards.  Sessions are flexible and tailored specifically to client needs, providing support, advocacy and options.  Liam is based in Nelson, and visits the West Coast weekly.  He charges $120 per hour including GST to private clients  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients who are  funded by ACC.