ProCARE

ProCare Psychological Services

Our services

Not all issues affecting our wellbeing relate to our physical health. One in five people in New Zealand will experience some form of mental health issue in their lifetime. At ProCare, we recognise the importance of a person’s mental wellbeing, which is why our practices are able to refer their patients to a dedicated psychological service made up of counsellors and psychologists. This helpful team of mental health professionals can provide the following:

  • Family support, eg positive parenting programme

  • Counselling for addiction, sexual abuse victims

  • Mindfulness and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

  • Group Therapy sessions/peer support

ProCare's psychological services are discreet and confidential and can be accessed both directly, or via your GP. 

We provide assessment and treatment for individuals (including children, youth and adults), couples and families of all ages who are dealing with issues from stress, anxiety and depression, drug and alcohol issues, loss and grief, child and adolescent issues, sexual abuse issues and much more.

We have a range of therapists available offering different treatment styles. Some of our therapists speak other languages, so please enquire about this at the time of booking.

Therapists are based in offices in Manukau and Epsom, and in community practices throughout Auckland, making it easier for people to see someone closer to their usual medical practice. See contact details below.

We provide high quality, focused, personalised, goal-oriented interventions proven to help with the majority of difficulties that our clients’ come to us with.

Treatment/therapy at PPS is not complicated or a long-term commitment. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) underpins most of our treatments, which are typically delivered over four to six sessions of 50 minutes duration.

PPS is part of ProCare, Auckland’s largest primary health organisation providing professional, quality healthcare to more than 800,000 Aucklanders, from Helensville to Tuakau.

Our fees

Psychological services are $160 per session (incl.GST) (50 minute appointments).

Health insurance occasionally covers psychology – check your policy to see if you qualify.

Subsidised sessions are available for people who meet certain criteria. Ask your GP for details.

How to arrange an appointment

If you would like to see one of our trained therapists, you can:

Call 09 375 7761 (Epsom office) or 09 262 1480 (Manukau office)

Or email  confidential@procare.co.nz

One of our administrators will be in touch within 24-28 hours to arrange an appointment time.

In some cases, your family doctor (GP) can refer you to a ProCare therapist.

Epsom Office:

Imagetext House, Ground Floor

3 Owens Road

Epsom, Auckland

Phone: 09 375 7761

Fax: 09 623 0380

Manukau Office:

Manukau Shopping Centre (Westfield), Level 2

Cnr Great South & Manukau Station Roads

Manukau, Auckland

Phone: 09 262 1480

Fax: 09 262 1484

ProCare Psychologists

 

A therapist to suit your needs

We have a range of therapists available offering different treatment styles. Some of our therapists speak other languages, so please inquire about this at the time of booking. 

Visit this page again soon to read about our therapists, their areas of expertise and treatment styles.

Therapists are based in offices in Manukau and Epsom, and in community practices throughout Auckland, making it easier for people to see someone closer to their usual medical practice. See contact details below.

 

Psychologists in Manukau

Linda Gow

BSc(Hons) first class(NZ); MA(Applied) Clinical and Community Psychology(NZ); Post Grad. Diploma Family Therapy(UK)

Linda is a Clinical Psychologist who has over 30 years of clinical practice. Linda has experience in working on psychological issues across the life span and she has expertise in a range of therapy approaches. Linda’s passion is working with children, couples and families, and she can provide diagnostic and cognitive assessments across the lifespan & specifically the assessment of individuals on the autistic spectrum. Linda is also a provider for ACC Sensitive Claims with children, adolescents and adults who have experienced personal trauma in their lives.

Judy Shinnick

Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Post Graduate Diploma in CBT, Masters in Health Science

Judy is a counsellor/CBT therapist. Judy is experienced in working with clients presenting with a number of difficulties, including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, relationship difficulties, maternal mental health and self-esteem issues. Judy uses client centred therapy, CBT and ACT in her work.

Judy originally trained as a nurse. She has a special interest in primary care and taught part-time in the Department of General Practice and Primary Care at the University of Auckland.

Dr Veena Sothieson

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)

Veena is a Clinical Psychologist based at the Epsom Clinic. Veena works with children, adolescents, families, and adults regarding life stresses, anxiety, mood-related issues, eating-related issues, body image concerns, trauma, and other psychological challenges. Veena has experience in delivering evidence-based therapies, particularly CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and ACT. Veena also works for the ESBHS Team, which involves working with youth across some decile 1-3 High schools in Auckland.

Jasmine Murphy

PGDipChild/Family Psych; MEd (Child/Family Psych)

Assists children through to young adults who are experiencing developmental and/or mental health difficulties, while also providing parenting/family therapy to help manage these problems. Provides cognitive assessments for parents who are concerned about their child/adolescent’s learning. Project Leader for the Triple P Project. Mentors staff delivering Triple P programmes, and works alongside families who are experiencing parenting difficulties in relation to their children’s/teen’s challenging behaviours.