Madhu Chandra @ Auckland therapy counselling & psychotherapy

Madhu Chandra

Registered Psychotherapist PBANZ, NZ MindBody Network.

Location: 184 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead
Phone: 021 418 068

Madhu is a registered psychotherapist working with adults, in private practice at Birkenhead, and online.

Client Types : Adults (18+)

Areas of Special Interest

  • grief
  • trauma
  • anxiety
  • relationships
  • self-esteem
  • shame
  • gender and sexuality
  • migration adjustment
  • PTSD
  • LGBTQI+, Queer friendly
  • intergenerational trauma

Therapy Services

Psychotherapy helps to understand who we are deep down, how our life experiences have affected and shaped us and how this sometimes leads to self-defeating and harmful behaviours, a lot of which happens unconsciously. These can manifest as stress, anxiety, depression or feeling overwhelmed, making life challenging.

I provide a caring, empathic and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Talk therapy helps identify what gets in the way of a content and fulfilling life.

Benefits of therapy include:

  • healing emotional wounds and trauma
  • understanding what you want from life and relationships
  • finding healthy ways of dealing with conflict in relationships
  • building resilience and learning how to cope effectively in stressful and challenging situations
  • recognising what strengths and skills you already have
  • lead a more fulfilling and happer life

Therapy Approach

  • Psychodynamic and relational psychotherapies
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Art therapy
  • Dream interpretation

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • NZ MindBody Network


  • Master of Psychotherapy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in MindBody Healthcare
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy

About Me

I have been a body therapist for 20 years, working with people who live with chronic pain. My interest in psychotherapy began because the mind and body are inseparable, and pain is felt emotionally, mentally, and physically.

As a psychotherapist, I work holistically to understand who you are as a person and what your goals and needs are. Together, through the relationship we build in therapy, you can learn to understand the deeper aspects of yourself, and the unconscious triggers and defences that were used to cope and keep yourself safe through childhood and adolescence but are no longer working as an adult.

I was born in Aotearoa New Zealand but have travelled widely and lived in several parts of the world therefore have an awareness of how cultures differ in worldviews. I welcome working with people of all cultures finding a collaborative approach that understands that there are similarities and differences in each of us.

As a mature adult, I apply my life experiences and skills to help understand issues that others are going through. My previous work experience includes working with people with complex mental health issues at the AIH Psychotherapy clinic and with groups and individuals at Segar House, a public mental health specialist service.

Practice Locations

  • 184 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead
  • Online therapy available.

Transport and Parking : Free 60 & 120 minute street parking available

Appointments  : Times by mutual arrangement

Languages : English & Fiji Hindi / हिंदी

Fees : $145 (50 minute sessions). WINZ and Studylink subsidies may be available to students and low income earners.

Payment Options : Cash or Online banking.