We support each other to deliver the highest quality of psychological services.

Click on the psychologists below to view their profiles. You can find their description of services, specialties, contact details and referral info. Each profile has a button to make a confidential e-referral.

If you are referring a client of yours please feel free to write a referral letter as you normally would and email it directly to the psychologist.
Alternatively the e-referral form is a quick, confidential option that goes directly to the psychologist you are referring to.
If you are referring yourself, please complete the e-referral form and the psychologist or their admin person will phone you.

Erin Eggleston - Registered Clinical Psychologist | Rotorua

Erin Eggleston

Registered Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist


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Kevin Austin - Registered Clinical Psychologist | Rotorua

Kevin Austin

Registered Clinical Psychologist


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Dianne Akurangi - Registered Clinical Psychologist | Rotorua

Dianne Akurangi

Registered Clinical Psychologist


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Sonia Andrews - Registered Clinical Psychologist | Rotorua

Sonia Andrews

Registered Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist


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Our Psychology Is


The best psychologists are collaborative, warm, approachable and helpful.


Your privacy is important to us. We work with you to establish a confidentiality agreement that keeps you safe and protects your privacy and meets the brief of the referral source.


We know the evidence about what works and apply that in practice.


Therapy services include an agreed focus, plan and measurable outcomes.


We match the intervention with your style, strengths and needs.

Thank you for considering psychology.

Please see the "make a confidential e- referral" button on each of our personal pages.
Psychologist Profiles

About Psychology and Psychologists

Psychology is about the functioning of brain and behaviour, our emotions, thoughts; who we are and what is important to us. Resilience, relationships, values and motivation are all psychological concepts.

All Registered Psychologists have completed masters and/or doctoral level training (around eight years at university) as well as practical training in the professional role of a psychologist.

Psychologists are required to keep current with their knowledge of psychological techniques and the science of what works.

The NZ Psychologist Board has a range of resources for the public as well as a searchable register of psychologists psychologistsboard.org.nz.

The key organisations to which psychologists belong are the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) and the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP).

Psychologists work under a shared code of ethics and are required to act in line with the code.

Some psychologists have registration in a specific scope of practice (clinical, educational, neuropsychology or organisational) and others have a general scope of registration.

How Does Clinical Psychology Differ From Other Professions?

Clinical psychologists apply the science of psychology in clinical practice. They are experts in mental health and have advanced training in psychological assessment, including use of psychometric tests and structured diagnostic assessment methods. They are also experts in providing talking therapies (such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialetical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Feedback Informed Therapy). In addition to their initial training, psychologists develop their practice in key areas of specialist expertise (see profiles).

Key specialty areas include – trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, offending behaviour, working with the psychological consequences of injury and chronic health conditions, understanding learning and cognitive functioning, workplace stress, addiction, understanding family functioning, neurodevelopmental assessments, infant and maternal health, and personality. Psychology has a range of applications across groups, workplaces, systems and within our core practice of working one to one in assessment and therapy.

Neuropsychologists use structured assessment methods and standardised psychometric tools to isolate key variables that make up intelligence, and changes to our intellectual function post injury or neurological event. While Neuropsychologists have knowledge about brain structure and neurodevelopmental conditions, their expert area is in the assessment of brain function, usually by focussing on cognitive strengths and deficits. Neuropsychologists are able to isolate specific variables that make up cognitive capacity, including assessment of general and pre-injury intellect, attention, processing speed, language, learning and memory, reasoning/problem solving, visual-spatial capacity and executive functioning. In New Zealand, Neuropsychologists generally train post-clinical training to meet the requirements of the neuropsychology scope of practice. Neuropsychologists are often involved in rehabilitation, such as in the area of concussion and brain injury rehab.

Private psychological services are in the range of $200 to $320 plus GST per hour. Assessment is at the higher end of this pricing due to the use of standardised psychometric tests.

Rotorua Based

We are a group of psychologists primarily based in Rotorua. We live in Rotorua because we love the place and the people here and have made the choice to call Rotorua home.

As a group we are committed to providing a wide range of high quality psychological services for the Rotorua and broader lakes community.

We acknowledge and respect Te Arawa tikanga.