At times, life can feel tough. Sometimes it feels like the hardship never ends. Our team of Psychologists and Therapists work together to provide non-judgemental, empathic, and discrete, professional support, whatever your situation is. We have experience with a diverse range of people and their experiences, offering confidentiality and a client-centred approach to all.
Kirstyn Mitchell Registered Psychologist
In 2001 I was awarded a Masters of Educational psychology (Honours), at which time I was also employed by the Taylor centre (a community mental health centre run by Auckland District Health Board New Zealand). Since then I have undertaken further post graduate study and completed the post graduate diploma in CBT with Distinction, Gottman Method Couples’ Therapy Level I,II and III, Certificate in DBT and level 1 and 2 of EMDR. I am also registered under the ACC sensitive claims contract to provide therapy and assessments. My clinical practice is such that I can evaluate and treat clients within these frameworks (CBT, Gottman, DBT & EMDR). I am able to work with adolescents, adults, and couples.
I am experienced in treating depression, anxiety, health anxiety, anger and stress management issues, addictions, phobia, trauma and relationship/couples counselling.
I left NZ in 2004 and lived and worked in the Asia Pacific region as an expatriate until my return to NZ in March 2015. Over this time I expanded my skill set to meet the needs of my clients. I have extensive experience working with personality disorders, infidelity, communication problems between partners, and intimacy issues. I have a deep understanding of the many issues and difficulties surrounding the relocation of a family internationally.
The counselling framework that I use is Cognitive behavioural therapy and is based on the belief that our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours are directly related to each other and influence the way that we feel and think about ourselves, our families, and the world around us. As a therapist I help to guide clients through the process of understanding, identifying and restructuring negative thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours that foster emotional distress, and psychological illness. I believe in a collaborative non-judgmental approach to therapy.