Services and Fees

Psychotherapy can help you

Brigitte is a psychotherapist who has experience working with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, family dynamics and trauma. Brigitte sees adults (individuals and couples) and families for long term and short term Psychotherapy. She is trained in both behavioural (including Mindfulness based approaches) and psychodynamic therapies, with special focus on attachment-based approaches. 

Brigitte is also an ACC Sensitive Claims Provider and an OCP Provider.

  • Short term psychotherapy
Short term psychotherapy is an option for a number of simple problem behaviours which can be treated quickly and effectively.

  • Long term psychotherapy

Psychotherapy that addresses long standing patterns of behaviour or difficulties caused by your upbringing, childhood difficulties or trauma, serious mental illness or personality disorders can require a little longer to treat effectively.  Brigitte is trained and experienced in a number of longer term therapy approaches including psychodynamic therapy and attachment focused therapy.  In some cases this can involve coming more than once a week, depending on the severity of the problem and the degree of support required.

  • Trauma therapy

Brigitte worked for worked in a trauma and abuse agency, which provided treatment for severe and complex trauma, including childhood sexual abuse.  

  • Clinical Consultation

Brigitte can also provide one off consultation on particular cases.


About the therapy session

Sessions last 50 minutes and are arranged for weekly sessions.

Psychotherapy may continue for months or several years, depending on individual needs. Most clients have experienced difficulties for many years and they value a long term approach.

The TherapyNZ consulting room is private and quiet. There are a few stairs into the building, which may not be accessible to those with very restricted mobility. Generally, it is recommended to turn off mobile devices during sessions - most people are relieved to be free of such intrusions for an hour or so for their own thoughts and feelings.

Fee schedule 

SESSION FEE: 

·         $120 FULL FEE

·         $200 FOR COUPLES & FAMILY THERAPY

·         WINZ subsidy available subject to eligibility

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

If, for any reason, you are not able to make the session could you please ensure you give me 24 hours notice and half of the agreed session fee will be charged. Please note if no notice or less than 24 hours notice is given, the usual full fee will apply as I am not able to offer this time to anyone else. Please feel free to discuss this with me if you need any further clarification. 

Thanks for your understanding.