Dr Olli Anttila Psychoanalyst & Psychiatrist

Dr Olli Anttila

Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist, FRANZCP. Member and supervisor of NZ Association of Psychotherapists, MNZAP, Accredited supervisor for the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (PBANZ).

Location : 152 Quay Street, Auckland City
E-mail: olli@iconz.co.nz Phone: 021 66 85 44.

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us - Joseph Campbell

Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster- Elon Musk

Personal history: I was born and grew up in Finland and had my medical and psychoanalytical education at Helsinki University and have been a registered consultant psychiatrist since 1970 and psychoanalyst from 1975. I am a father of three children and one step child and and grandfather of two. I immigrated to New Zealand in 1990 and have been working in full time private practice in Auckland since 1993.

I am a Southern Cross Insurance affiliated provider.

Areas of interest: My main areas of interests are in helping people through crisis times in their life and facilitating their adaptation to emerging new life situations. When I say crisis times, I mean, for example:

  • Times of relationship break-up
  • Changes in work situation
  • Health crisis, for example, physical illness or mental break down/break through.
  • Retirement crisis, menopause, empty nest
  • Death of a loved one
  • Immigration or moving to a new place and job
  • Awareness of a lifelong sorrow and unhappiness
  • Dealing with one’s self-defeating and self-destructive tendencies
  • Having wasted your life in unnecessary anxiety and busyness
  • Problems in intimate physical and mental relationships
  • Extreme sensitivity and feeling vulnerable, lonely, and raw; different from other people
  • Unsuccessful or unfinished previous psychotherapies
  • Being overwhelmed by the future, and the only real anxiety of our time, (the climate change and the threat of a nuclear war)

I am committed to helping people who feel that they were never really able to grow to their full potential or achieve their full capacity.

I am also keen to work with professionals and artists and with people who have some kind of spiritual awareness.

I work with couples and work teams and provide supervision and second opinions for my colleagues.

Fees : My fees are negotiated case by case, from $160 to $520 for one hour session; depending on individual circumstances. Payments via Internet Banking.

Cancellations incur a penalty; full fee for less than 24 hour notice and 50% fee for cancelations within less than a week’s notice.

Enquiries Welcome : The best way of contacting me is by e-mail olli@iconz.co.nz or texting or phoning me at 021 66 85 44.