AUT Psychotherapy Clinic

Low Cost Psychotherapy Services

AUT Clinic

The AUT Psychotherapy Clinic is on the North Shore Campus of AUT University.

Psychotherapy is provided by advanced students of the Master of Health Science programme. Sessions are recorded to ensure the greatest safety for the client and the best training for the student. Weekly supervision is provided by teaching staff of the Department of Psychotherapy.

The psychotherapeutic practices at the clinic and its code of ethics are consistent with those set for psychotherapy by the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists and meet the requirements of the Registration Board (Psychotherapy Board of Aotearoa New Zealand).

Fees

The normal $50 fee is negotiable for those on low incomes or benefits. (You may be eligible for a WINZ subsidy which would make it free or very cheap).

We can help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma recovery
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Anger managment
  • Sex, sexuality & gender identity
  • Self esteem
  • and many other issues

Psychotherapy is for people who feel they would like support for difficulties they are experiencing in their lives. The aim of psychotherapy is to increase a person's wellbeing and to strengthen their capacity to make choices in life that are empowering for him or her. Psychotherapy is client centred, in that the goals and values of the client are strongly respected.

Psychotherapy can assist with supporting people to improve self-esteem, to examine life issues, to improve quality of life, to build healthy relationships or to heal the impact of challenging life experiences. Healing or improvement occurs within the therapeutic relationship, where the therapist aims at understanding and supporting the client in a variety of ways according to the individual client's needs.

Child & adolescent services

We also currently have Child and adolescent student therapists who can take on child and adolescent clients. We can help with many issues including:

  • child-parent problems & attachment problems
  • problems of aggression and violence
  • developmental delay due to social and emotional factors
  • the effects of physical differences
  • effects of physical, sexual and emotional abuse
  • childhood depression
  • emotional/social skill deficits
  • gender & sexuality identity
  • children with chronic illness and dying children
  • enuresis and encopresis
  • effects of trauma, loss or grief

Appointments

Please email the psychotherapyclinic@aut.ac.nz or phone the AUT Integrated Health Clinic (09) 921 9155 for an initial appointment.

For cancellations phone: Carole Popman (09) 921 9999 ext 7761