What I help with
Hi. I’m Daniel, a senior clinical psychologist. I work with adults experiencing stress and anxiety: From the stress of work, relationships, or major change, to general anxiety, social anxiety, and panic.
What to expect
When we first meet I will focus on getting to know you, your situation, and what you want. I’ll ask you a lot of questions and get you to fill out some relevant questionnaires.
From there we will use psychological theories and models to make sense of things. We will explore how your stress or anxiety came about, and what keeps it going. This is important so we can set goals and make a plan for what might help.
In the next phase we will experiment with evidence-based approaches, reflect on how well they are working for you, and add, tweak, or change them as needed.
When therapy ends I hope you will leave with greater self-awareness, and useful knowledge and skills to use throughout your life.
My experience and approach
I am registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists.
I practice Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and employ strategies from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I have worked in community mental health, university settings and private practice since 2012, offering brief, medium and long-term therapy to a wide range of people.
Alongside working with individuals, I have facilitated CBT groups for anxiety, DBT groups for emotional regulation, mindfulness groups for academic success, and an eTherapy intervention for stress, anxiety and depression.