If you feel you’re not quite on top of your mental wellness, you’re far from alone.
47% of New Zealanders will experience a mental illness and/or an addiction during their lifetime, with one in five people affected in a given year (Source: Ministry of Health, 2006).
We’ve seen how mental health issues affect people from all walks of life, and we even have people in our own families who’ve experienced mental ill-health.
Our goal is to offer you insight into your thoughts and feelings, and help you learn simple methods for managing your mental wellbeing.
We’re aware that private psychology can be very costly. With this in mind, we’ve decided to offer some of the most cost-effective services in Wellington, at $130 per 50 minute session.
Our premises are centrally located in Wellington, at Quinovic House, 32 Kent Terrace.
Appointments are available by appointment from 1.00pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and early (7.00am or 8.00am) on Saturdays.
For your first visit, we’ll organise an assessment with you to talk about what you feel you need, and together decide a useful path forward.
Some people may need only an assessment and two or three further appointments. Other people may have more long-standing issues, requiring six to twelve sessions.
What is a psychologist?
A psychologist within a general scope is defined as rendering or offering to render to individuals, groups, organisations or the public any psychological service involving the application of psychological knowledge, principles, methods and procedures of understanding, predicting ameliorating or influencing behaviour, affect or cognition.
Such practice is undertaken within an individual’s area and level of expertise and with due regard to ethical, legal, and Board-prescribed standards.
The following qualifications are prescribed for registration as a psychologist in the general scope of practice:
• A minimum of a Masters degree in Psychology from an accredited educational organisation, or an equivalent qualification.
• Eligibility for a general scope of practice requires a Board approved practicum or internship involving 1500 hours of supervised practice.
– The New Zealand Psychologists Board