The Process

We accept self-referrals so please give us a call. Enquiries are welcome and are strictly Referrals can also be accepted from your GP, other health professional, schools and HR departments of companies, ACC referrals, enquiries for workshops and professional supervision are dealt with separately.

Once you have entered the therapeutic relationship we are bound to strict confidentiality including notes being securely stored. There are two exceptions to this principle of confidentiality – one is our obligation to seek regular supervision for our work, and the other exception is related to safety. Sometimes it might be beneficial to involve other people from your life in your therapy sessions… this will always be discussed first and consent is always gained before proceeding with this.

Sessions are usually of 60 minutes duration. Each session is priced according to the standard psychologist rate at $150.00 + GST. The frequency of sessions and duration of treatment is discussed with each client individually. On average, there will be one session per week or fortnight and progress will be regularly evaluated throughout the program, latest after 10 sessions. Difficult times during treatment are to be expected and are often part of the process of recovery.

Code of Ethics

Clinical Psychologists of CBT Psychology adhere to the New Zealand Code of Ethics, which is used as a guide to good practice. The Code presents Principles and Values to which we as Registered New Zealand Psychologists aspire to and identify with in our daily practice (see below to download). We keep up-to-date with new research to guide our practice, and continually further our professional development through training and supervision. Psychologists are registered with the New Zealand Psychologist Board and are members of the New Zealand Psychological Society.

The Code of Ethics for Psychologists Working in Aotearoa/New Zealand, 2002 was developed by a Review Group comprising representatives of the Society, the NZ Psychologists Board and the NZ College of Clinical Psychology; and formally adopted by all three organisations in 2002. It replaces the 1986 Code. Although the Code is not specified in legislation and therefore has no legal authority, it is viewed by the Board as the guide to good practice for New Zealand registered psychologists.

Click here to download the Code of Ethics