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Staff

The team at the Centre for Psychology, Albany, Auckland, includes consultant and senior clinical psychologists, intern psychologists, clinical doctorate placement students, and postgraduate diploma trainees.

Director – Louise Morgan

Academic Qualifications: BSc Psychology, Post Grad Diploma Social Policy and Social Work, MSc (Psychology), Post Grad Diploma in Clinical Psychology
Professional Qualifications: NZ Registered Psychologist (Clinical Scope)
Specialisations: Children, Adults, Trauma, Clinical Supervision, Training, ACC accredited
Experience: Louise has worked in the field of children and young people previously for over ten years, in older adult mental health, and more recently in adult mental health in private practice (10 years). Louise has experience in Family Court work, Intercountry Adoption Assessment, EMDR and Trauma therapy, Neuropsychotherapy and Play therapy. Louise also has experience in cognitive testing, particularly with the elderly.
Areas of Interest: CBT, ACT and mindfulness based interventions, EMDR and trauma therapy, Compassion Focused therapy
Memberships Include: NZCCP (committee member of Auckland branch), ACBS, EMDRNZ, EMDRA
Days available: Monday to Friday

Senior Clinical Psychologist - Kay Mathewson

Kay Mathewson

Academic qualifications: BA Auck, PGDipArts Massey, MA Massey, PGDipClinPsych Massey, PGDipCogBehTher Massey
Professional qualifications:
NZ Registered Psychologist (Clinical Scope), MNZPsS
Experience: Kay has over 16 years experience working with children, teenagers and adults with challenges such as anxiety, sadness, relationship difficulties, grief,  trauma, stress at home/work and in relationships with partners/friends/workmates. She has previously worked at the Massey Psychology Clinic, in both Waitemata and Auckland DHB  teams, Procare Psychological Services. She has worked with former refugees and she is a registered ACC sensitive claims therapist.
Areas of interest: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Sensory Modulation, Play therapy, Trauma and Grief work. She offers supervision to practitioners.
Days available: Monday to Friday

Senior Clinical Psychologist - Kirsty Furness

Academic qualifications: BA Massey, PG Dip Bus, Auck, BA (Hons), DClinPsych Massey
Professional qualifications: 
NZ Registered Psychologist (Clinical Scope)
Specialisations: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based interventions
Experience: Compassionate and non-judgmental evidence based psychotherapy for individuals and groups.
Memberships include:  New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, New Zealand Psychologists of Older People, Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa, National Sleep Foundation
Areas of interest: Kirsty is a Clinical Psychologist at the Centre for Psychology offering compassionate and non-judgmental evidence-based psychotherapy for individuals and groups. Kirsty has a special interest in resilience and brings this into her work. Therapy modalities include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness based interventions. Kirsty works with clients experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, gender identity issues, grief and loss, trauma, anger, difficulties managing health issues such as pain, and challenges adjusting to pregnancy and becoming a parent. Kirsty also offers coaching. Coaching areas include stress management, goal achievement, improving performance, and wellbeing.
Days available: Monday, Tuesday and Friday

Clinical Psychologists

Pixie Armstrong-Barrington

Academic qualifications: BAppSc, BSc(Hons), DClinPsych Massey
Professional memberships: NZCCP
Experience: Pixie works compassionately with adults experiencing difficulties including depression, anxiety, loss, stress and anger.  She works within modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness based interventions.  Pixie has an interest in the development of Māori mental health and offers the weaving of Māori perspectices of health and well-being into her work alongside Māori whaiora.  Pixie completed the clinical component of her training at the Centre for Psychology in 2016. Her doctoral research explored treatment barriers for Māori with social anxiety using a Māori-centred approach
Areas of interest: Adult mental health working with a range of presenting difficulties using CBT and mindfulness-based interventions.
Days available: Monday-Thursday

Beverly Haarhoff

Bev Haarhoff

Academic qualifications: MSocSc(ClinPsych) Natal, PhD Massey, MNZCCPsych
Professional qualifications: NZ Registered Psychologist (Clinical Scope)
Specialisations: CBT
Experience: Bev is a Clinical Psychologist with 30 years of clinical experience both in public and private mental health practice.   In addition to clinical practice, for the past 18 years she has been a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Massey University, Auckland, where she taught the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT. She has a particular interest in CBT for the Anxiety Disorders (e.g. social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, PTSD, Health Anxiety and specific phobias). In addition her research interests are in therapist training and supervision and the utility of Low Intensity CBT interventions.  She has co-authored two books in the field namely “Experiencing CBT from the inside out: A self-practice/self-reflection workbook for therapists” (Bennett-Levy, Thwaites, Haarhoff & Perry, 2015) and “Reflection in CBT” (Haarhoff & Thwaites, 2016).

Areas of interest: Anxiety Disorders, clinical supervision, OCD, self-reflective practice
Days available: Thursday

Clinical Psychology Intern - Kate Hebenton

Academic qualifications: BA(Hons), PG Cert., MA.
Professional student memberships: NZPsS, NZCCP
Experience: Kate completed her internship at the Centre for Psychology in 2018. She is currently completing her research towards the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Massey University.
Areas of interest: Kate’s doctoral research involves working to understand the experiences of preschool children engaged in an intergenerational programme.
Days available: Monday

Clinical Psychology Intern - Ella Kroch

Academic qualifications: BSc Victoria, BSc(Hons) Massey
Professional student memberships:
NZCCP, NZPsS
Experience: Ella completed her internship at the Centre for Psychology in 2018. She is currently completing her research towards the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Massey University.
Areas of interest:
Ella’s doctoral research explores clients’ experiences and understandings of chronic and persistent forms of depression
Days available:
Monday

Snezana Mitrovic-Tosovic

Academic qualifications: BPhil(Hons) Belgrade, PGDip(CBT), PGDip(Neuroassess), MA Massey, MNZPsS
Professional qualifications: NZ Registered Psychologist (Clinical Scope)
Specialisations: Clinical neuropsychology, CBT, Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Experience: Snezana has over 30 years’ experience working in a variety of community and inpatient services.  Snezana specialises in neuropsychological/cognitive assessment of children, adults, and older adults. She provides diagnostic clarification and advises on appropriate management.
Days available: Friday

Intern Psychologists

Aramis Dennan

Academic qualifications: BSc(Hons)
Professional Student Memberships: NZPsS, NZCCP, ANZACBT, APS
Experience: Aramis is in his final year of training towards the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Massey University.
Areas of interest: Aramis’ doctoral research involves an investigation of the impacts of subjectively different forms of sexism on relationship formation through dating applications.
Days Available: Monday to Thursday

Emily Cory

Academic qualifications: BSc(Hons) Auckland
Professional student memberships
: NZCCP, NZPsS
Experience: Emily is in her final year of training towards the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Massey University
Areas of interest: Emily’s doctoral research involves working to understand young adults’ experiences of non-suicidal self-injury and perfectionism
Days available: Monday to Thursday 

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