Hi, I'm Gina, a Clinical Psychologist based in Wellington CBD, New Zealand.
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is full of challenges. They come at different times and circumstances in the most unexpected way. Some people cope well after the initial impact and get on to life as if nothing happened. Others instead struggle to move on and are unable to find solution to their problems.
Even happy events like marriage or birth of a child can make us loss our balance and sense of wellbeing. Each lived experience is subjective. Everyone of us has different levels of tolerance to stress and to changes in life circumstances.
There are no strict guidelines when to seek professional help. The following are indications that consulting a mental health practitioner might be helpful:
Engaging in psychotherapy, means having regular therapy sessions (usually weekly) for a period of time. Each session lasts 50-55 minutes.
As a mental health service consumer, you will be treated with respect and dignity. Your privacy will be respected and safeguarded.
Any information gathered during our meetings are held confidential. Confidentiality might be broken if there are safety concerns such as self-harming behaviors, suicidal ideation, and intents to harm others.
You have the right to informed consent, and will be consulted throughout the assessment and treatment process. I make effort to assure that interventions are culturally safe, and your religious and cultural beliefs and practices are respected and taken into consideration.
The standard cost per session is $150.00 (incl GST), which can be negotiated if you are in financial difficulty. You will be charged the full price if you fail to attend the meeting without notice. Cancelling an appointment is without penalty if done 24 hours before the appointment time.