Wellington Psychology Clinic – Massey University , Te whare mātai hinengaro ki Pukeahu - Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa

Our psychology clinic at Massey University in Wellington provides psychological assessment and treatment services for the public, and professional training for doctorate students.


Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome.

The Wellington Psychology Clinic at Massey University is a mental health service and training centre operated by Massey University’s School of Psychology.

We seek to be a safe, supportive and compassionate space to discuss any difficulties you might currently be experiencing. Our team of registered clinical psychologists can help with a wide range of psychological difficulties. We are experienced in a range of areas to help support you.

As part of the Massey University School of Psychology we are a clinical training centre. We provide clinical practicum experience and internships to students completing postgraduate studies in Clinical Psychology.

Opening hours

The clinic is open for appointments 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Who we see

We work with people of all ages from children to older adults. We offer psychology services for:

  • individuals
  • couples
  • families and whānau.

Note: We are not an emergency service.

If you require urgent support within the Wellington region, please call Te Haika on 0800 745 477.


Who we work with

As well as the public, we also offer ACC services to clients under the Psychological Services, Integrated Services for Sensitive Claims, and Neuropsychological Assessment Services contracts.

Other organisations we work with include:

  • Fire and Emergency New Zealand
  • New Zealand Defence Force
  • Instep.

Referrals and bookings

We take referrals from health practitioners such as your GP, and other health care professionals, and self-referrals.

Make a referral or booking

Email: psych.clinic.wgtn@massey.ac.nz

Phone number: +64 4 979 3388

We will contact you within one to two days of getting your referral to confirm if we are the right service for your needs and discuss clinician availability.

Our team

Our team includes:

  • senior clinical psychologists
  • intern psychologists
  • research psychologists
  • teaching psychologists
  • psychology trainees/postgraduate students – completing their training in clinical psychology under the supervision of experienced clinicians.

Meet our team

Services we offer

As a university training clinic, our assessment and treatment procedures reflect a high standard in clinical practice and professional care. We are committed to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and Māori models of wellbeing in our policies and practices, and aim to provide culturally proficient services to all our clients.

The clinic offers evidence-based psychotherapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Some clinicians are also experienced in neuropsychological assessment and intervention.

Please let us know if you have a preference for a clinician of a particular gender, cultural background or expertise, and we will do our best to assist in providing an appropriate clinician to meet your needs.


Our experienced, registered senior clinical psychologists and registered intern psychologists provide high-quality therapy to the public.

We can help with a wide range of difficulties including:

  • adjustment to general life challenges
  • anxiety, panic, worry, phobias and social anxiety
  • behavioural problems
  • changing unwanted or unhelpful habits
  • depression
  • disordered eating
  • low self esteem
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • relationship problems
  • stress management
  • struggles with parenting
  • trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • work-related problems.

Clinicians are allocated based on best fit. Or you may ask to see a specific psychologist.


Our clinic offers a range of assessments. This includes:

  • Neuropsychological
  • Cognitive
  • Psychological
  • ADHD and ASD

Services are provided by experienced, registered senior clinical psychologists and registered intern psychologists.


Fees are in New Zealand dollars and include GST.

  • Registered clinical psychologist: $180 an hour
  • Supervised intern psychologist: $115 an hour

Assessments are charged by the hour. Hours taken will vary between different types of assessments. For more information, please contact us.

What to expect

It can be nerve-wracking to see a clinical psychologist for the first time. From your first contact we will try and assist you the best we can.

Let us know if you have a preference for a clinician of a particular gender, cultural background or expertise. We will do our best to find an appropriate clinician to meet your needs.

Your first session

The first appointment is a chance for you to meet with us and learn about what we do, share with us what has been happening for you and let us know what you would like to focus on in therapy (your goals).

We will then plan future therapy sessions around these goals.

If we are not the best service for your needs we will let you know. We might suggest others who can help or can provide support free of charge.

Duration of sessions

A standard therapy session is 60 minutes long.

Therapy sessions range from one or two sessions to longer-term therapy depending on what you want to focus on.

Most people who come to therapy want to focus on one or two issues such as anxiety, low mood, worry or stress. They often have from six to 12 sessions of therapy.


Placement students and session observations

As we are an accredited training facility, we may request that a session be observed by one of our placement students (5th year of study) completing postgraduate study in clinical psychology. You do not have to accept this request – it is voluntary. Our service will be the same whatever your choice.

Intern psychologists

Interns are in the final year of their clinical psychology doctorate, just one step away from becoming a fully qualified and registered clinical psychologist. They are registered under the New Zealand Psychologists Board as an intern psychologist and complete a one-year internship at the clinic. During this year they see their own clients while being closely supervised out-of-session by a senior.


Wellington Psychology Clinic at Massey University is a centre of excellence and innovation. We do research across a range of socially relevant topics to develop and evaluate forms of applied psychology.

High-quality clinical research leads to better-trained therapists, who are research-led in their practice and contribute significantly to the development of their profession.

Other services that may help

For further support visit the Mental Health Foundation support page.

If you need urgent help:

  • call Te Haika on 0800 745 477
  • call or text 1737 for support
  • if it's an emergency dial 111.



24 King Street, Mount Cook, Wellington 6021, New Zealand

Contact and hours

Please email or call us to book an appointment or make a referral.

Wellington Psychology Clinic – Massey University


Physical address
Wellington Psychology Clinic – Massey University
24 King Street
Mount Cook

Postal address
Wellington Psychology Clinic – Massey University
PO Box 756
Wellington 6140