Referrals can be accepted from your GP or we accept self-referrals. All enquiries are welcome and are strictly confidential.

 

Once you have entered the therapeutic relationship we are bound to strict confidentiality including notes being securely stored. There are two exceptions to this principle of confidentiality – one is our obligation to seek regular supervision for our work, and the other exception is related to safety. Sometimes it might be beneficial to involve other people from your life in your therapy sessions… this will always be discussed first and consent is always gained before proceeding with this.

All clinical psychologists working for StressBox adhere to the New Zealand Code of Ethics, which is used as a guide to good practice. The Code presents Principles and Values to which we as Registered New Zealand Psychologists aspire to and identify with in our daily practice. We keep up-to-date with new research to guide our practice, and continually further our professional development through training and supervision. Psychologists are registered with the New Zealand Psychologist Board and are members of the New Zealand Psychological Society.

Therapy times and fees

Sessions are normally 60 minutes duration with the initial assessment appointment often being 1.5 hours and the frequency and duration of treatment is negotiated and discussed with the client. Each session for an hour is $170.00 and on average will be once per week with progress being evaluated each week. We have Eftpos and credit card facilities. 

What is involved in treatment?

  • Therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, neuropsychotherapy, biofeedback, and others depending on individual needs
  • Education and information
  • Emphasis on the neurobiological effect of therapy (neurogenesis and neuroplasticity) 
  • Relaxation and meditation
  • Mindfulness skills
  • Distress tolerance and emotional regulation skills
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Exposure therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Sleep hygiene and nutrition
  • Specific skills training
  • Problem solving skills and general guidance