Adults

Clinicians specialising in this area

Alan Prosser
Prue Fanselow-Brown
Graeme Clarke

Potential problem areas

Anxiety (social, performance,
phobias, obsessive-compulsive,
generalised, panic, PTSD)

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Pain

Grief

Trauma

Health issues

Chronic illness

Problems associated with aging

Existential issues

Aspergers Disorder

Resilience training areas

Social skills

Conflict resolution

Assertiveness

Emotion regulation

Self-control

Anger management

Confidence building

Seeking support

Being flexible

Lifestyle balance

Finding meaning

You can find self-help information about adult psychology in the Resources Categories subheading Adults section of this website, or by clicking on any of the titles in the Resources Index

WINZ funding for therapy/counselling

If your income is below a specified “cut out point”, and you are a NZ citizen or Permanent Resident, you may be eligible for financial assistance for therapy from Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) in the form of a Disability Allowance. Difficulties with depression, anxiety, stress, for example, may qualify you to apply for this funding. However, your General Practitioner must consider that the difficulty is likely to last more than 6 months if left untreated, and that therapy/counselling would help to alleviate your difficulty.

The allowance provides a certain amount per week that you can use for therapy/counselling. Once you know how much the Clinical Psychologist charges per hour, you can work out how frequently you can go to therapy.

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