The Psychology Centre
Advancing Psychological Wellbeing and Practice
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 senior students from the University of Waikato through our training centre.
For students and professional practitioners around the Waikato, we aim to provide high quality local learning and professional development opportunities through workshops, seminars, training courses and clinical supervision.
Our in-house clinical team have been involved in clinical research on a range of topics relating to clinical psychology. Our research is available in published format and on request.
We are affiliated with the University of Waikato and assist their senior graduate students to gain valuable clinical experience by working under the supervision of one of our clinical team. We also lead courses and training programmes for students focused on the direct application of clinical psychology.
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 self-referral or via referral from another medical practitioner (e.g. GP)
We provide clinical supervision, training and professional development opportunities for mental health professionals throughout the Waikato. This includes locally delivered workshops, seminars and training courses from our own clinical staff and from respected international presenters.
University of Waikato Students
We provide internship, mentoring and supervision for senior graduate students on the University of Waikato Clinical Psychology Postgraduate Diploma Programme.
Our Clinical team
The clinic has 3 fully qualified clinical staff members and one administrator supported by a number of graduate students from the University of Waikato Clinical Psychology Programme.
Josh joined the clinic in 2012 and became the Clinical Director in 2015. Josh spent 10 years in private practice in the US where he specialised in child, adolescent and family health. He has also worked in forensic psychology (adolescent & adult) in New Zealand and the US.
Natalie is Ngāti Apa (Whanganui) and bought up in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Natalie’s clinical experience is within child development, health behaviour change, weight management, anxiety and depression. Much of her experience has been working with children, young people and families and more recently working with adults experiencing distress related to anxiety and depression.
James qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2010 and has been working as a clinical supervisor at TPC since mid 2015. His prior experience was working in child and adolescent mental health and he continues to enjoy working with young people and their families.
Caitlin qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2014. She recently joined the clinic after three years clinical experience in the area of child development and disability. More, recently Caitlin has worked with athletes, sport teams and organisations regarding performance psychology, which remains an area of interest along with working with children and young people.