Auckland Therapy Counselling and Psychotherapy
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Peter Slater

PHD, MA, BA (Hons). Highly Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Adult Psychotherapist. Registered Psychotherapist (PBANZ), NZACP, ACP, BACP, Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (UK).

Locations: Ellerslie: Roberts Street Clinic & Greenhithe: 12 Greenhithe Road

E-mail:, Phone: 021 532 445

Experience: I undertook my training at the Tavistock Clinic and Anna Freud Centre, London. I have extensive experience of working as a senior clinician in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service settings with children, young people, parents and families. I have worked in private practice with children, adults, couples and families. I am Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in the Master of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Programme at AUT. I provide clinical supervision and offer consultations to schools, social workers and mental health workers.

Approaches and Modalities

Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic and Mentalization Based Therapy with Families, Adolescents. Group Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Longer term intensive treatment or short term work, and specialist assessments are offered.


  • Depression
  • Anxiety, aggression or other behaviour disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Learning difficulties
  • Eating disorders/self harming behaviours
  • Developmental issues
  • Children suffering from abuse, neglect or deprivation
  • Children in state care, foster, adoptive parent support
  • Children who are on the Autistic Spectrum, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Psychotherapy with Children and Young People

Children and young people with severe and long-lasting problems may respond to people and situations in ways that they do not understand and cannot control. Emotions can be extremely powerful and usually are expressed through their behaviour, often hindering them in being able to use care and opportunities that are available.

A child psychotherapist can help a child to understand him/herself through the therapeutic relationship. This can then help to shed light on other relationships in the child’s life, both past and present. It can also lead to the child feeling less anxious, being more focused and able to learn, better equipped to sustain friendships and to improve the quality of life in the family.


Robert Street Clinic, Ellerslie

12 Greenhithe Road, Greenhithe



Weekend appointments offered


To make an appointment or for further information : Tel 021 532 445 or Email