Kyle MacDonaldKyle MacDonald

BA; MHSc(Hons.)
Registered Psychotherapist
Member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP).



Kyle is an experienced psychotherapist who has worked in mental health, addiction, domestic violence and specialist psychotherapy programmes.  He specialises in addictions, the effects of trauma and anxiety.

He sees men and women for short term solution focussed counselling and longer term intensive psychotherapy.

Kyle is trained in both behavioural and psychodynamic therapies, inlcuding Dialectical Behaviour Therapy or “DBT”.  He has a particular interest in alcohol and drug problems, childhood trauma and anger problems.

Kyle is also a regular co-host of Mike King’s Mental Health awareness show “The Nutters Club” and a regular columnist for the New Zealand Herald. To hear him on the Nutters Club, or to read his past columns for the NZ Herald see his blog “Off the Couch

Kyle was the NZAP representative on the ACC Sensitive Claims Advisory Group (SCAG) from 2010 until 2014.  He was also on the  New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists National Council as convener of Public Issues from 2012 – 2016.

He has recently developed and written an online treatment programme for Social Anxiety, incorporating mindfulness, DBT, ACT and assertiveness training.  The programme uses video sessions, audio exercises, a workbook and ongoing ‘webinars’ to help people overcome their Social Anxiety and shyness.  For more see:

To make an appointment to see Kyle please contact us

For Kyle’s personal website see: