Behavioural Therapy and Counselling Support

Hello, I'm Cat. I'm a certified Behavioural Therapist (C.B.T. and D.B.T.), Clinical Hypnotherapist and Acceptance and Commitment Therapist (ACT) in Auckland. Programs include a Stress/Anxiety Program, Getting Unstuck Program, Emotional Regulation Program and a Life Skills Program. My therapy style is solutions focused therapy. I take a comprehensive approach to helping, we look at all aspects of you and your life - physical, emotional, mental, social...all your challenges and pain points. I'd love to help you take control of your emotional health and well being and become the confident and best version of You ! - Treating Anxiety/Stress - Treating Depression - Life coaching/direction with values based actions - Getting "unhooked" from negative self-talk - Regulating emotions such as anger and overwhelming emotions - Building confidence, self-esteem, assertiveness and social skills, communication skills - Interpersonal and relationship counselling - Couples Therapy using ACT - Borderline Personality Disorder - Adult ADHD
Behavioural therapist
*** Sorry. Currently at capacity ***
Welcome to Takapuna Therapy, offering Behavioural Therapy in Takapuna.
(dogs and babies are welcome at my home practice)
Anxiety and Misophonia Specialist.
Offering In Person sessions following COVID protocols
Offering online sessions via Google Meets, Zoom, Facebook Messenger
Where Behavioural Therapies and a Holistic Approach are integrated to heal.


ACT is a type of psychotherapy that helps you accept the difficulties that come with life. Even thought has just had its 30th anniversary, it has gained a lot of media attention recently, perhaps because more traditional psychotherapies such as CBT and talking therapies haven’t quite hit the mark with some people. ACT uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behaviour change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. It invites people to open up to unpleasant feelings, to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than feeling guilty for them or fighting them – and to learn how not to overreact to them.

Accept what is out of your personal control, and commit to action that improves and enriches your life.

ACT has been used effectively to help treat workplace stress, test anxiety, social anxiety disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and psychosis. It has also been used to help treat medical conditions such as chronic pain, substance abuse, and diabetes. The focus of ACT for OCD is to help clients get to a place where they can openly experience thoughts, feelings, or bodily sensations, not be overly impacted by them, and continue to move in directions in life that are meaningful.

Relaxing hypnotherapy
Hypnosis Is A State Of Focused Relaxation

During hypnosis, a person is said to have heightened focus and concentration. The person can concentrate intensely on a specific thought or memory, while blocking out sources of distraction. Hypnotherapy helps people make positive changes in their life by using powerful suggestions to change the subconscious mind where we hold programs that are written throughout our lives and we are often not conscious of these thoughts.

A typical hypnotherapy session will involve an interview, an induction, the trance is deepened, you are given post-hypnotic suggestions and you are awakened. The sensation of being hypnotised is different for everyone. For some people they feel very very relaxed, others are just aware of their surroundings, a few people go quite deep and can’t remember much of the hypnotherapy session. Either way, you will wake up feeling like you’ve had several hours sleep and deeply relaxed. It’s a wonderful feeling.

I was a little skeptical, but Catherine engaged with my needs and the results where dynamic. Definitely recommended if normal willpower isn’t working. Thank you. Brendan Moore, Auckland


Just wanted to thank you so much for helping my daughter with her challenges. She enjoyed coming to her sessions and is a completely different person now, with hope for her future, some skills to use and much more self-confidence. It’s completely changed our family.

Christine, West Auckland

Thankyou Cat for helping to stop smoking, you were awesome. I felt like you were really engaged with me when I needed that extra push and motivation and now I understand that it was my subconscious mind and the programming that was holding me back from quitting. Kelly.

Kelly, Devonport

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