|Specialist Areas:||Bullying, Child development, Depression, Dissociative identity disorder, Divorce/separation, Eating disorders, Emotion regulation, Gay/lesbian issues, Grief and bereavement, Health Anxiety Disorder, Leadership, Life transition & adjustment issues, Mental health, Mental illness, Mood disorders, Parenting, Performance management, Personality disorder, Phobias, Positive psychology, Post traumatic stress disorder, Professional burnout, Professional supervision, Rehabilitation/injury counselling, Relationships, Self-esteem & self development, Shyness & social skills deficits, Smoking cessation, Somatoform disorders, Sport performance anxiety, Suicide, Trichotillomania, Work stress|
|Treatment Areas:||Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Couples therapy, Critical incident stress debriefing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion focussed therapy, Life coaching, Mindfulness-based therapies, Positive psychology, Schema therapy, Solution-focussed therapy|
|Client Types:||Adolescent, Adult, Couple, Family, Older adult|
|Address:||88 Jervois Road
|Practice Name:||Millenium Consulting|
|Phone:||09 376 5977|
|Bio:||Virginia is a registered Clinical Psychologist specialising in alcohol and drug problems, drink driving, depression, anxiety related disorders (including performance anxiety and stress), and coping with physical illness.
Her areas of expertise reflect her wide-ranging interests; before graduating from Auckland University as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, she completed degrees in Science, Arts and Music.
Virginia is the Clinical Advisor for the Waitemata District Health Board’s Community Alcohol and Drugs Services (CADS). As an academic, she coordinates and lectures ‘Musicians’ Health’, an interdisciplinary paper between Medical Health and Sciences and The School of Music.
In private practice, she provides comprehensive psychological assessments based on a Cognitive Behavioural Model. An assessment forms the foundation of a client’s treatment plan and is designed to help the client achieve their desired therapy goals. Virginia’s approach to therapy is evidence-based and includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-based Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. Virginia is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of trainers, and is skilled as a trainer and facilitator of MI in groups work.
D Clin Psych, Bsc (Hons), BMus, BA, PGDIPSc,