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Clinical Psychology Service

Psychologists in office

The Clinical Psychology Service provides psychological services to the general public to promote wellbeing.

Who we work with

We work with people of all ages and various agencies. These include:

  • Individuals – adults and adolescents
  • Children and families
  • Couples
  • ACC – neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation; pain assessment and management; psychological services for serious injury and sexual abuse
  • New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF)
  • Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ)
  • Child Youth and Family Services (CYFS)
  • Schools and other community agencies

Common psychological difficulties we work with

We provide therapy for a wide range of emotional, social and behavioural issues including:

  • Depression and grief
  • Anxiety, panic, phobias and obsessive compulsive anxiety
  • Adjustment to major life events, such as injury, illness or bereavement
  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma and post traumatic stress reactions
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Dementia and other cognitive problems
  • Neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation after brain injury
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Autistic spectrum disorders, such as Asperger’s syndrome and autism
  • Learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Gender identity or gender dysphoria problems

Neuropsychological Services

Our Neuropsychological Services team carries out neuropsychological assessments and provides therapy programmes for mild traumatic brain injury.

Our staff

Our clinical psychology services are provided by registered clinical psychologists and intern psychologists in their final year of training (under the supervision of senior staff).

Our therapies

Our clinicians have experience with a range of different psychological therapies, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Solution-Focussed Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing


You can refer yourself or be referred by various agencies.

Fees and funding

Services are usually paid for by the referring agency or person.

What to expect

Training and research