Kia ora katoa
I am an experienced Registered Psychologist and I enjoy working with people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds, providing a safe space for you to be heard, understood and supported. All of us at some stage in our lives experience stress, struggles and emotional pain. It is just part of being human. My goal is to help you to grow from your challenges and move forward to where you want to be in your life, equiped with new skills and more self awareness.
A little about me;
I was born in Taranaki and grew up in the Eastern BOP and Tauranga Moana, leaving here to train first as a primary teacher and later as a psychologist. I returned to Tauranga when my children were young to be near family. I have been a Registered Psychologist for over 30 years working both in private practice and across various agencies, including adult mental health, child and adolescent mental health, special education, corrections, and child protection.
I am available for appointments;
Tuesday's - 7.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday's - 12.30pm to 5.30pm
My fee is $120 per session, I will also see clients in the evening or on weekends - $140 per session
WITH A SPECIAL FEE OF $100 FOR COUPLES UNTIL END OF 2018
At present I am undergoing extensive training to become a registered Imago Couples Therapist (refer book titled "Getting The Love You Want").
Subsidised sessions may be available through;
- E.A.P. (employee assistance programmes - various providers talk to your employer)
- W.I.N.Z. (disability allowance - see your GP)
- Health Insurance
Please ring Sharyn on 07 578 0959 to book an appointment, or email me at; firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to discuss the services I offer or you wish to negotiate the fee.
I work with:
Children and Teenagers (including those with special needs or a disability - eg. ASD)
Adults / Couples
- Parents / Families / Blended Families
- Professionals requesting clinical supervision or coaching, eg. guidance counsellors, counsellors, psychologists, allied health professionals.
I can assist you with:
Everyday personal, behavioural, parenting and relationship issues
Life transitions and challenges such as grief, work stress, redundancy or separation
- More serious issues, inlcuding burnout, anxiety, depression, sexual identity, addiction and current or past trauma.
My sessions are focussed with the aim of clients finding ways to lead rich and fulfilling lives.
Professional Qualifications & Memberships:
Member NZ Psychological Society
As a Registered Psychologist I engage in ongoing professional development and supervision (clinical, cultural and with peers) to keep me learning and growing and to ensure I meet the requirements necessary to retain my annual practicing certificate.
I look forward to meeting and working with you.
Noho ora mai, Take care,