I've been a psychologist (NZ registered) since 2001, specialising in mind-body health. I have worked extensively in private and public healthcare with adults for well-being, mental health, physical rehabilitation and performance.
I'm invested in your mind-body well-being and aim to work together with you to have confidence in understanding why you are having your experience, increase your awareness of when to take action and know what strategies to use. Also, to understand how strategies can work across different experiences you have. For example, how a specific breathing and mindfulness strategy can have multiple benefits, including reducing stress, anxiety, depression and physical pain, improving the quality of sleep, and helping your brain function.
Treatment plans are tailored to meet your individual needs from a range of evidence-based therapies, whether for short or long-term support.
My experience comes from working with corporate health (general well-being), private health clinics (pain management, return to work and cardiac rehab), hospital departments (physical rehabilitation, respiratory care, rheumatology, general, neurology), government services (NZ Police, ACC) and performance sectors.
I completed all my training at Auckland University through the Psychological Medicine Dept. My professional development involves regular training and supervision to ensure I can share the most appropriate and evidence-based therapy with you.
Support Offered By HW & PW Psychology
For examples, click on a TREATMENT AREA to see how you relate and possible treatment.
STRESS MANAGEMENT: Mindset, Mindfulness, Stress Response Control & Resilience
ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
ADJUSTMENT: Health Issues & Conditions
RETURN TO WORK
TRAUMA RESPONSE CARE / CRITICAL INCIDENTS
AUCKLAND - BASED ADULT CLIENTS ONLY
FOR IN-PERSON & ONLINE SESSIONS.
Standard sessions are 50-60 minutes.
They are confidential, with exceptions around any safety issues.
A fee is charged if there is less than 48 hours' notice for cancellations or changes.
MAYLINDA, C. - 30 Yrs Old
“Growing up in a country where mental health was never really talked about, I was very hesitant to seek help. I always thought I just needed to toughen up and accept things as they are.
I decided to make that first call to book an appointment and consider myself blessed when one of my colleagues personally recommended you and acknowledged how important it is to find the right person for you.
You have saved me in more ways than one. When I first saw you, I was timid, desperate, and afraid of who I was turning into but our first session gave me an indescribable assurance that I was going to be okay. You immediately gave me the inspiration to roll my sleeves and start working with you, convincing me that every aspect of what I was going through IS valid but that I didn't have to continue to feel or see myself in ways that weren't helpful. The Mindfulness model and the physiological knowledge you have shared as well as the way you explained it, was such a lightbulb moment and eliminated all the worries I had, it was empowering.
I know there is still so much work to be done and yes, maintenance checks but I think that is the beauty of mindfulness. I am now inclined to be mindful, stay connected to me, not to fix but maintain a happy, functioning mental state. Be able to do the things I love doing and react appropriately to things that happen around me.
Thank you, Tracey and I really wish people who need your help get the opportunity to. I have been blessed to be one of those you have helped and I wish you more years and opportunities to help others”.