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Mark Mercier

Registered Psychotherapist, MHSc Hons 1st class (Psychotherapy), Grad Dip (Psychosocial Studies), BA Hons (Psychology / Public Media), MNZAP.

Locations: Avondale, St Helier’s, Titirangi

Mobile: 021 775 913

Covid-19 : The following measures are currently in place to promote safety during Level 2 face-to-face meetings:

  • Continue with remote/virtual appointments (Skype, Zoom, by phone) should either of us feel sick, or if either of us have, in the last 2 weeks, been in contact with anyone who is unwell with respiratory symptoms or fever.
  •  Maintain social distancing, and appropriate distanced greetings with a minimum of one metre apart.
  •  Use available hand sanitiser and surfaces are disinfected after use. I can offer disposable cups if drinks are desired.
  •  To meet contact tracing obligations an up-to-date record of every in-person appointment needs to be maintained. This includes client names, phone numbers, time, date, location and duration.
  • Please let me know if you have any related questions And, be assured that remote meeting always remains an option.

Keynote: Mark Mercier - Counselling and psychotherapy

Client Types: Adults, adolescents & families.

Areas of special interest: Grief, depression, trauma, anxiety, self-esteem and identity, relationships, behaviour problems (including addictions), life changes, anger and shame.

I also have extensive professional experience in working with severe mental health issues, including psychosis.

Counselling / therapy services: I provide professional, supportive and practical psychotherapy. I am committed to providing an environment that allows each client to identify and determine what life changes are sought, and how these may be realised. I offer short-term and long-term therapy.

Counselling / therapy approach: My training includes psychodynamic psychotherapy, which explores the significance and influence of past events on current life experiences. I also utilise cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, solution-focussed therapy and mindfulness in order to develop tools and skills to manage life stressors. The guiding principle of my therapeutic approach is to best support the attainment of each client’s specific personal goals, be they related to the creation of a positive sense of self, the forming and maintenance of satisfying relationships, or a greater sense of life-fulfillment.

Background and Experience: My professional experience includes the following: Mental Health professional role with Richmond (NZ), Mental Health professional role with Buchanan Centre, Therapist at SAFE – Youth and Early Intervention Services, & Private Practice.

Registrations and Professional Memberships: PBANZ Registered Psychotherapist, Member NZAP.

Qualifications: MHSc Hons 1st class (Psychotherapy). Grad Dip (Psychosocial Studies), BA Hons (Psychology / Public Media).

Practice Locations: Avondale, St Helier’s, Titirangi.

Appointments: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays.


To make an appointment or for further information: mobile 021 775 913, or email