About

Hello there, my name is Viv and I'm a Registered Psychologist based in Pōneke Wellington.

If you feel you’re not quite on top of your mental health, you’re far from alone.

I’ve seen how mental health affects people from all walks of life, and have people in my own family who struggle with their mental health.

In my psychology practice, I offer therapy, mental health advice and counselling, assessment and treatment for ages 16 and up.

I can help with all common mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), other adjustment disorders, grief, bereavement, end of life issues and other general mental health concerns.

Previously a nurse and midwife, I have a lifetime of experience caring for people at all developmental stages. We’ll work together to ensure you have all the techniques you need to manage your mental wellbeing, and live your best, most fulfilling life.

My goal is to help you gain insight into your thoughts and feelings, and equip you with simple techniques to help you manage your mental wellbeing.

For your first appointment, I'll organise an assessment with you to talk about what you feel you need, and together we’ll decide a meaningful path forward.

Some people may need only one assessment and two or three further appointments. Some may be looking for more long-standing therapy, with six to twelve sessions or more.

Head to the booking page to view appointment times, book, and pay online. Appointments are 50 minutes long and cost $150.

And feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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Vivien Richardson, NZ Psychologists Board Registration Number: 90-04732, NZ Psychological Society Number: 9587