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 15 years experience working with children, teenagers and adults with challenges such as anxiety, sadness, relationship difficulties, grief,  trauma, stress at home/wor 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, Wednesday evening

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: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays

Clinical Psychologists

Pixie Armstrong-Barrington

Academic qualifications: BAppSc, BSc(Hons)
Professional student memberships: NZPsS, NZCCP
Experience: Pixie completed her internship at the Centre for Psychology in 2016. She is currently completing her research towards the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Massey University.
Areas of interest: Adult mental health working with a range of presenting difficulties using CBT and mindfulness-based interventions. Pixie’s doctoral research explores treatment barriers for Māori with social anxiety using a Māori-centred approach.
Days available: Monday-Thursday

Eve Yee Han Graham

Academic qualifications:  DipClinPsych, MA (Clin Psych), PGDipBusAdmin, BA (Psych & Education).
Professional qualification:  NZ Registered Psychologist (Clinical Scope)
Specialisations: Evidence based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution focused therapy and Mindfulness for adults. Her specialty is cross cultural work, dealing with migrants' adjustment; adaptation; integration; identity and wellness.
Experience:  Having lived in New Zealand for nearly 40 years, she has worked therapeutically in English, Cantonese and Mandarin with clients across the life span for over 15 years in government health boards and community settings.
Areas of interest:  Eve works with individuals and couples experiencing a range of emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, work stress, relationship issues and grief. She uses Strength Model, Compassion and Positive Psychology.
Days available: Wednesdays and Thursdays 

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 20 years of clinical experience.
Areas of interest: Anxiety Disorders
Days available: Thursdays

Clinical Psychologist - 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: Mondays

Clinical Psychologist - 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:
Mondays

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: She has over 30 years’ experience working in a variety of community and inpatient services.
Areas of interest: Snezana specialises in neuropsychological/cognitive assessment of children, adults, and older adults. She provides diagnostic clarification and advises on appropriate management.
Days available: Fridays

Amy Montagu

Amy Montagu

Academic qualifications: BA(Hons), BSc, GradDipSci, DClinPsych Massey, MNZCCPsych
Professional qualifications: NZ Registered Psychologist (Clinical Scope)
Specialisations: Adult and older adult mental health and works with a broad range of presenting difficulties
Experience: Amy has worked as a Clinical Psychologist at WDHB for three years and at the Centre for two years. She completed her doctoral internship at the Centre for Psychology in 2014.
Areas of interest: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-based interventions
Days available: Not currently available

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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