Background

I am a New Zealand trained Psychologist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. I have worked with adults, children (5yrs+), adolescents and families over a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. In addition to private practice, I have also worked in the field of forensic psychology for six years. My previous experience has included managing a child and adolescent service, supervision of psychologists and interns, providing training and guest lecturing. I provide psychological assessment and treatment for behavioural and emotional issues using evidence based psychological interventions.

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep problems
  • Anger management
  • Intimate Relationship problems
  • Child and Adolescent emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Adolescent offending (including sexual behaviour problems)
  • Family therapy and Parenting

I also provide Clinical Supervision for Psychologists

Therapy approaches

I integrate aspects of relevant psychological models as per the needs of my client. Some of the approaches I use include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness based interventions
  • Play based interventions for children

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science – Psychology and Biological Sciences (The University of Auckland)
Master of Science (1st class honors) – Psychology (The University of Auckland)
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice (Massey University)

Affiliations

Member of the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) and Institute of Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology (ICJFP)
Member of the Australia and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (ANZATSA)

Fees

Fees are $180 (GST not charged) per 50 minute session, payable by cash or bank transfer.
Clinic hours are Friday afternoons, with some additional availability where possible.
24 hours’ notice is required for any appointment cancellations. The full session fee may be charged for appointment cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice.

Making an appointment

Contact via email or phone (either phone call or text message) for enquiries or appointment bookings. Video call sessions are also available.
Email: shreena.hira@gmail.com
Phone: 021766442