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Catia Batalha

PBANZ, NZAP, Master of Psychotherapy (First Class Honours); Graduate Diploma in Health Science

Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland

Email: catiabatalha@gmail.com, Phone: 021 026 15347

NB : I am now only offering online therapy (no face-to-face appointments).

The gist of my work: Having been trained not only as a psychotherapist but also as a Yoga psychology teacher, it is my belief that life provides a journey for us to awaken our consciousness, shine our inner light, find our purpose, and discover our qualities and gifts. Many of the philosophies that I learned and practice also suggest that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, and that karmic events happen recurrently in our lives so that we can transcend egos, overcome suffering, and learn lessons that can lead us to experience peace and equanimity.

If you are on a similar path, I am here to assist you on your journey of connecting with that source of consciousness within yourself, stepping into your potential in multiple aspects of life (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual), and overcoming the elements (conditioning, damaging belief systems, distorted perceptions, traumas) that may be shadowing you from living your truth and being in your power.

Experience and specialisms: I specialise in areas of personal growth, spirituality, conscious/healthy relationships (with self and others, trauma, existential issues, integration of body-mind-spirit, and connection with self, others and the world.

Common issues that the people I see struggle with include stress/anxiety, depression, emotional difficulties, social/relationship issues, abuse, change/transition issues, mind/body conditions/diseases, physical or mental distress, unhealthy behaviours, identity crisis, lack of self-esteem, and trauma.

Approach and modalities: My approach combines the sciences behind Western psychologies (psychosynthesis, psychodynamic / psychosomatic / transpersonal / relational psychotherapy) with the wisdom behind Eastern traditions / philosophies (Yoga psychology, Buddhism, Mindfulness, etc.), to support the holistic healing of the individual.

I am also a certified Havening practitioner (an emerging science-based technique for trauma recovery), and Reiki practitioner (a form of energetic healing).

I work with people mid-long term, in a 50m session once a week.

Client groups: I support adults of all ages, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, religions, belief systems, backgrounds, experiences, and ways of living. Everyone can expect to be accepted and honoured for exactly who they are.

Professional memberships: I am a Registered Psychotherapist (PBANZ), member of New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP).

Fee: Standard fee of $125 per session.

Location: Online therapy (Zoom sessions).

Contact: To learn more about psychotherapy or book an appointment, feel free to email me at catiabatalha@gmail.com, or call me directly on my mobile 021 026 15347.