Psychotherapy is client centred, in that the goals and values of the client are strongly respected.
Psychotherapy can assist with supporting people to improve self-esteem, to examine life issues, to improve quality of life, to build healthy relationships or to heal the impact of challenging life experiences.
Healing or improvement occurs within the therapeutic relationship, where the therapist aims at understanding and supporting the client in a variety of ways according to the individual client's needs.
Our Clinic and Its Ethics
The AUT Psychotherapy Clinic is located on the North Shore Campus of AUT University.
Psychotherapy is provided by advanced students of the Master of Psychotherapy programme. Sessions are taped to ensure the greatest safety for the client and the best training for the student. Weekly supervision is provided by teaching staff of the Department of Psychotherapy.
The psychotherapeutic practices at the clinic and its code of ethics are consistent with those set for psychotherapy by the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists and meet the requirements of the Registration Board (Psychotherapy Board of Aotearoa New Zealand).
Self referrals are accepted as well as those by GP's, Mental Health Services and other agencies.
We can help with:
and many other issues
Fees should be made payable to: AUT University Psychotherapy Clinic.
Appointments and Cancellations:
Clinical Educator: Ros Lewis
For appointments phone: (09) 921 9999 ext 7333
(please leave a message on the answerphone)
For cancellations phone:
Carole Popman (09) 921 9999 ext 7333
Child Psychotherapy is a specialist way of working with children who are experiencing some distress or difficulties in their life. These difficulties may be as a result of past or current experiences such as abuse, neglect, medical intervention, or a change in their environment, for example the death or illness of a family member or a change in their family circumstances.
Symptoms may include; school refusal, regressed behaviour, tantrums, separation anxiety, unusual aggressiveness etc.
How can Child Psychotherapy help?
Child Psychotherapy provides an opportunity for the child to work through their difficulties so that they have mastery over them. This is done in an environment conducive to providing a safe and helpful experience for the child. Child Psychotherapists work alongside parents in order to support them and to offer some understanding of their child's distress.
Our Child Psychotherapy Clinic and Ethics
The AUT University Child Psychotherapy Clinic is located at the North Shore Campus, Akoranga Drive, Northcote. The Clinic is designed and equipped specifically for children to enable them to feel at ease in an unfamiliar situation. The preferred medium for working with children is play, which enables them to express their feelings and worries in a non threatening way.
Child Psychotherapy is provided by students studying the Master of Health Science. Sessions are video taped and/or screened to ensure safety for the child and the best training for the student. Weekly supervision is provided by a senior practising Child Psychotherapist.
The Practice undertaken at the clinic will adhere to the Code of Ethics set by the New Zealand Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists.
Referrals are accepted by GP's, Child and Family Mental Services, CYFS and other statutory agencies. Parents are welcome to self refer and contact the clinic for consultation.
Clinic Co-ordinator: Carol Shinkfield
Appointments: +64 9 921-9999 ext 7219
North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
Gate 2 Entry