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Jenni van der Schoot

B.A. (Sociology) (University of Auckland),
Master in Counselling (Distinction) (Massey University),
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (A.U.T.).
Professional Memberships: N.Z.A.P.; Registered Psychotherapist – P.B.A.N.Z.

Point Chevalier Auckland 1022 Phone 021 363 364

I am currently unavailable to take new clients.

I provide both in-person and online sessions.

I love working with both individuals who want to explore and address aspects of their life and/or relationships. I work in an unpretentious way. Hurts and distress can be caused by societal influences and injustices as well as by expected and unexpected events. I believe that our tough times can contribute to becoming stronger and wiser. Living in multicultural Auckland, I delight in celebrating and affirming diversity of lifestyle and relationship choices.

Specialisms: Depression, grief and loss, sexual diversity, migration, life changes, relationship dilemmas, stress, anxiety.

I also provide Professional Supervision.

Approaches: I have a broad background in training spanning humanistic client-centered counselling to mental health support and to psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I work organically and fluidly aiming always to meet your uniqueness and the issues you choose to bring.


I migrated from Holland to Britain to Canada and finally to Aotearoa/ New Zealand.  My two adult children were raised in Tai Tokerau/Northland.

I have worked for over twenty years as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor.  I have also supervised other clinicians, health professionals and students.

I worked as a therapist for over 10 years with Northland District Health Board, giving me a vast range of clinical experiences in mental health.

Since 1995 I have worked part-time for two established Auckland therapy centres while working in Private Practice. Since 2008 I have been working full time in my private practice.

Location: Point Chevalier. Quiet area. Easy parking. Readily accessible via public transport and motorway

Times: Monday 9am-2.40pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-6pm.

Enquiries welcome: Preferably by phone 021 363 364. Otherwise by email Email Please leave contact details and I will respond as quickly as I can.