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Teressa Hoon

Registered Psychotherapist, Master of Psychotherapy, Bachelor of Health Science (Psychology)

Location : Remuera and online
Phone : 020 4147 5433
Email : teressatherapy@outlook.com

NB: My practice is currently full, so unfortunately I cannot take on new clients at this time.

I am a PBANZ registered psychotherapist trained in New Zealand. I provide short-term to long-term psychotherapy treatment to individuals who are 18 years old or older.

I have special interests in the following areas:

  • Depression, particularly high-functioning depression/dysthymia/persistent depressive disorder
  • Anxiety
  • High sensitivity (HSP) trait
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & loss
  • Trauma, including attachment trauma
  • Self-esteem issues, including imposter syndrome
  • Migration

Client Types : Adults.

Issues Covered : Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Instability, Grief & Loss, Migration Adjustment, Panic Attacks, Personal Development, PTSD & Trauma, Self-Harm, Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Social Anxiety, Stress, Toxic Shame, Transitions & Change, Workplace Issues

Approach : I am predominantly trained in relational psychodynamic psychotherapy. The focus of psychodynamic psychotherapy is to expand your self-awareness. It is achieved through understanding how the conscious and unconscious aspects of your mental life could influence your experience and behaviour. With more self-awareness, you will gain increased freedom from your past, see more possibilities for the future and stay more fulfilled in the present.

In my practice, I adopt a relational and collaborative approach, supporting my clients to find more clarity and confidence in navigating their challenges. I believe in delving into their past experiences, especially their early life encounters, to cultivate a deeper understanding. By fostering a positive and deeper connection with their personal history and themselves, and by tapping into their unique strengths, my objective is to empower my clients to discover their inner roadmap to healing.

Background and Experience : I am originally from Malaysia and migrated to NZ in 2012. Having lived in different countries, navigated different cultures, and gone through some major life transitions myself, these experiences shaped my interest and empathy as a psychotherapist.

I have experience working in a range of settings, including the AUT Psychotherapy Clinic and the AUT Integrated Health Clinic, a mental health helpline, a respite facility and a residential behavioural intervention programme.

Registrations : PBANZ

Qualifications : Master of Psychotherapy (AUT), Bachelor of Health Science (Psychology) (AUT).

Fees : $130 per 50-minute session, sliding scale available.

Languages : English & can supplement with Chinese (Cantonese, Hakka, limited Mandarin) and Malay

Contact Details : For any enquiries or if you would like to book an appointment, you are welcome to contact me via phone on 020 4147 5433 or email at teressatherapy@outlook.com