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Dr. Sarah McNeil


I see a range of clients seeking help and support in a variety of areas including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, sexual difficulties, sleep, intrusive thoughts, life crisis, stress, sexual orientation, gender identity, substance use and addictions, grief, trauma, emotions that feel out of control.

I view the relationship between client and therapist as a vehicle toward change. The therapeutic relationship can provide a safe space in which to explore thoughts and feelings, while generating strategies to manage those that are distressing. In many cases understanding what is going on can be just as helpful as working out what to do about it.  

I work with people wanting a short-term `taste' of therapy focussed on addressing a particular issue, as well as those wanting to explore themselves more deeply over a longer period of time.

My educational background

The nature of clinical psychology training is primarily cognitive and behaviourally oriented, and I have undergone additional professional development and/or training in the following modalities:

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Sex Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy

The approach I use with each client is catered individually based on their presenting issues and what they want to work on.

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist, and I seek regular supervision.

Address Picton Street
Ponsonby, Auckland 1011
Tel + 64 27 843 7279
Website www.sarahmcneil.co.nz/