The Psychology Centre
Will be closed over the holidays, re-opening on Wednesday 5 January 2022
Due to COVID, offers face-to-face appointments (with PPE), telehealth and telephone meetings – Dependent on Current Alert Level.
The Psychology Centre
Advancing Psychological Wellbeing and Practice
Covid-19 – staying safe
The Psychology Centre will be closed to the public for face-to-face meetings during level 4 & level 3 restrictions.
We are available for telehealth or telephone consultations for existing clients.
We will reopen to the public when we are in Alert Level 2.
We are still taking care to keep things safe and healthy for anyone visiting the Centre. you can help us with this by rescheduling your appointment if you are feeling unwell.
Of course, other services that are available for mental health support are the 1737 mental health helpline, which is available 24/7 – just text or call 1737 to speak to a trained counsellor anytime.
For urgent mental health enquiries, please contact the Crisis Assessment team on 0800 50 50 50. They are also available 24/7 if needed.
Please take care of yourselves and others during this time.
We remain in this together.
Kia kaha. He waka eke noa.
What we do
Our clinic is supported by the Waikato District Health Board (WDHB) and conducts psychological assessment and treatment for clients throughout the Waikato. Our clinical team is made up of qualified and highly experienced clinicians supported by Intern Psychologists from the University of Waikato through our training centre.
We work with individuals seeking psychological assessment & treatment, to clinical psychology students and professionals, as well as clinicians from other medical and mental health disciplines.
Our clinic provides psychological assessment & treatment programmes for individuals through referral from The Waikato DHB (AMS & ICAMHS), other medical practitioners (e.g. GP), specific programme affiliate or self-referral to one of our Qualified Staff.
University of Waikato Students
We provide mentoring and supervision for senior graduate students on the University of Waikato Clinical Psychology Postgraduate Diploma Programme.
Our Clinical team
The clinic has 8 fully qualified clinical staff members and one administrator supported by a number of Intern Psychologists from the University of Waikato Clinical Psychology Programme.
Josh joined TPC in 2012 and became the Director in 2015. Prevously he worked at the Waikato DHB and also spent 10 years in private practice in the US. Over his career, he has worked with children, adolescents and adults with a variety of mental helath concerns. He has also worked in forensic psychology (adolescent & adult) in New Zealand and the US. Josh has worked as a student lecturer and provided training and workshops across NZ and has served as a clinical supervisor (students and registered clinicians) for well over a decade.
Kayla qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2013. She joined TPC after several years of clinical experience in child and adolescent menatl health. She continues to enjoy working with children and their families, and also supporting the transgender population.
Dawn qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2017. She joined TPC after two years of clinical experience in child development and disability, and child and adolescent mental health. She continues to enjoy working with children and their families, to help them overcome difficulties and reach their full potential.
Tracey qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2020, joining the TPC team in early 2021. She has interests in adult psychotherapy (individual & groups), including treating anxiety disorders and helping people develop emotion regulation skills. Tracey’s preferred treatment modalities draw from CBT, ACT, and DBT-informed approaches. She is an approved ACC provider at TPC for Sensitive Claims and Psychological Services.
Julia completed training as a Clinical Psychologist in 2008, and worked in Auckland in adult mental health before joining TPC in April 2019. Her experience and interests are in helping people address a range of problems, including significant emotion regulation difficulties and trauma. Julia’s experience has included delivering DBT-based treatments for individuals and their family members, in group settings and individually. Julia works on TPC’s ACC contracts for sensitive claims and Psychological Services.
Matt has been a registered clinical psychologist since 2018, and has become affiliated with TPC this year. Matt brings a range of professional and clinical skills, working primarily from a CBT framework but also drawing on a range of other modalities. Matt’s main area’s of interest include working with adults, and adolescents, across a range of mental health concerns and life challenges.