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Areas of Expertise

  • Tics and Tourette’s Disorder

  • Habit Disorders: hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (excoriation), nail biting, etc.

  • Anxiety and phobias

  • Depression and low mood

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Asperger's

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Trauma (PTSD)

  • Behavioural Difficulties

  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Family Therapy

  • Social Skills

  • Low Self-Esteem and Resilience

  • Gender Dysphoria

  • Sleep

  • Toileting

Therapy Approaches
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Adolescents (DNA-v)

  • Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics (CBIT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Structural Family Therapy

  • Secret Agent Society Social Skills Training (SAS)

  • Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P)

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

  • Mindfulness

Areas of Expertise

Services Offered


Cognitive and neuropsychological assessments can assist with diagnosing developmental challenges such as ADHD, ASD, or learning difficulties. It can also be used to help identify children that are gifted, or may present with an intellectual disability.

Immigration assessments are also available on request.

Family Therapy

Family Therapy is designed to address patterns of interaction that create and maintain problems. The goal is to improve communication and interaction, and create a healthier family structure to improve family functioning.

Individual Therapy

Therapy is tailored to each individual child or young adult to ensure the best fit. Sometimes, family or parent involvement is recommended to ensure greatest success, especially with younger children. Therapy approaches include Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), and play-based therapy approaches.

Group Therapy

The Secret Agent Society small group programme helps children 8-12 years to identify their emotions, develop coping strategies, and navigate social relationships. It also helps parents identify ways to support their children through this process. This group may also be available on an individual basis.

Parental Support

Support is available for parents who may be struggling with managing challenging behaviours or sleep. Principles from the Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) are used to enable parents to feel more confident in managing their children's behaviours.


Teletherapy, or virtual sessions are available online for families who are out of town, or may prefer virtual sessions. Read more about teletherapy.


Initial assessment sessions usually last 80 minutes and cost $290. The aim of this session is to gather information of what is happening for you and your family, and formulate a plan and goals for therapy.

Follow-up sessions are 50 minutes and cost $180. Shorter sessions of 25 minutes are $90, and are offered especially for younger children or for refresher/top up sessions. 

Family therapy sessions are $200 for a 50 minute session, or $300 for an 80 minute session.

Neuropsychological and cognitive assessments are specialised and complex, and often require several separate sessions which are tailored to each individual. This can be a combination of an initial assessment, psychometric questionnaires, 1-2 follow up sessions, a school observation, 1-2 testing sessions, and a feedback session. Report writing time will also be included in the comprehensive estimate provided to you prior to any work being completed.

Payment is by bank transfer on the day of your session. You may be eligible for funding subsidies through your health insurance, Work and Income New Zealand - Child Disability Allowance or Disability Allowance, Counselling Allowance, or I Am Hope.

Please provide 24 hours notice if you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment. Regretfully, due to high demand, a full fee will apply for appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours' notice, or for failure to attend a booked session.

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