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Frances Lea O’Shea

Grad Dip Psychotherapy. (AUT) PG Cert Hs: Advanced Psychotherapy practice. (AUT) BA Psych & Ed (UOA) ACC Registered. Registered Psychotherapist (PBANZ)

Location: East Coast Bays
Phone: (09) 828 0201 or (027) 271 4454

NB: I am not currently accepting new clients

Covid-19 : I am currently working face to face from both my office and online.

Since qualifying as a Psychotherapist, I have been fortunate to have worked with individuals, and couples from a large variety of backgrounds situations and cultures.  I have worked through an agency, the Health system and in Private practice.  I enjoy working with people and hope that together we can work with any emotional and relational distress present. In addition become mindful of thought processes, and life patterns/behaviours, as this can assist with development of new potentials and enjoyment of life.

I mostly work with individuals and couples in medium to long term therapy, as well as some short term work.  Issues I often work with are, depression , anxiety, stress, grief/loss, early childhood loss, sexual abuse, Trauma/accidents, low self esteem, shyness, identity issues, life changes, and relationship issues. I am ACC registered.

Before and since qualifying I have been equally influenced by a commitment to life-long learning, former interests, and many important life experiences.  I regularly attend workshops, seminars, and stay aware of current issues through New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy meetings, and supervision.

My approach as a Psychotherapist is integrative and guided by my studies of Psychotherapy, Psychology and Education.  Modalities include Integrative Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, TA, CBT, DBT, and Attachment theories.  How I work depends on factors unique to each individual, and I am very much focused on the here and now.