Contact Details
Name: Anna Shum-Pearce
Specialist Areas: Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Depression, Domestic violence, Emotion regulation, Identity difficulties, Men's health, Mental health, Mindfulness, Mood disorders, Personality disorder, Phobias, Post traumatic stress disorder, Professional supervision, Self-esteem & self development, Sexual abuse, Sexual issues, Suicide, Transgender, Sex and Gender Diverse, Trauma, Women's health
Treatment Areas: Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion focussed therapy, Mindfulness-based therapies
Client Types: Adult, Older adult
Address: Manuka Health Centre
11 Hector St
Location: Lower Hutt
Phone: 02102271915
Bio: Hello, kia ora, 你好.

My name is Anna, I use the pronouns she and her. I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with seven years of experience working with adults in mental health. I am passionate about providing respectful, empowering, empathetic and helpful assessment, therapy and professional supervision.

​I can help out with a wide range of mental health issues, life struggles and ‘stuck’ feelings, and am particularly interested in men’s mental health, Asian mental health, trauma-focused work, and difficulties with emotions, depression, anxiety, or identity. I do a mixture of privately-funded therapy and ACC sensitive claims work. Please contact me if you have any questions about what I could help you out with, or whether psychology is right for you.

​My qualifications and experience: I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsyc) from the University of Auckland (Waipapa Taumata Rau) and a BSc in psychology with first-class honours from Victoria University of Wellington (Te Herenga Waka). I have worked in the public mental health service since 2014, for Counties Manukau and Hutt Valley DHBs.

​I am registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board, in the clinical scope of practice. I am a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the International Society for Emotion Focused Therapy, and am an associate member of the Australian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy.

​I offer a range of assessment and therapy options. My base training had a focus on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). However, since finishing my university training, I have also undertaken training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). I usually use ACT as my main model for therapy and supervision, integrating aspects from other therapies, however I am happy to ‘do what works’ if another model would work better for you. Don’t worry if these terms don’t mean anything to you- I am happy to talk them through, or to make a suggestion as to what might fit best with your particular style and issue.

​I have also completed training on Maori, Pacific and Asian models of mental health and recovery, supervision, trauma-focused work, suicide and risk management, gender and sexuality, autism, ‘personality disorders’, and working with psychosis, among others.
Availability: I am full at the moment, sorry, but will update this page as spaces become available.
I work Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

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