Services available at the Robert Street Clinic


Do I need to see a psychologist, psychotherapist or a psychiatrist?

The Robert Street Clinic has a wide range of mental health professionals and it can be confusing if you’ve never been to counselling or psychotherapy to know how to go about choosing who to see for help…. (Click here for more)


Do I have an addiction?

People can become addicted to many different things, for many different reasons. Generally we see something as an addiction if someone feels unable to stop the behaviour, or experiences ongoing problems caused by the behaviour, for example missing work due to hangovers, spending more than you can afford on gambling or becoming physically sick or depressed due to drug use… (Click here for more)

Couples counselling psychology

Do we need relationship counselling?

Relationship counseling focuses on helping couples resolve problems they may be having in their relationship. It may be short term and problem focused, or longer term if peoples childhood experiences appear to be contributing to their current diffculites.  It is sometimes also referred to as “marital counselling”… (Click here for more)

Play therapy

How do I find the right therapy for my child?

Has your family or your child gone through some sort of emotional trauma? Does your child find it hard to concentrate or succeed at school? Do you worry about your child’s behaviour?  Family, child and adolescent therapists at Robert Street Clinic might be able to help you and your child through a difficult time or overcome a specific issue… (Click here for more)

ACC Sensitive Claims

What is ACC Sensitive Claims Counselling?

In New Zealand it is possible to receive funding, via the Accident Compensation Corporation or “ACC” for counselling if your current difficulties are caused by a sexual assault or sexual abuse.  This type of treatment via the ACC is called a “sensitive claim”… (Click here for more)



Eating disorder psychology

What is an eating disorder?

Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for females and males… (Click here for more)


Family therapy psychology

How can family therapy help?

Do you have concerns about how your family communicates?  Are you worried about your child or teenagers behavior?  Has conflict between you and your partner, or separation and divorce affected your kids?  Do you have a blended family and your children are struggling to adjust to your new partner?… (Click here for more)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy psychology

What is Dialectical Behaviour therapy (“DBT”)?

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (or DBT) is a particular kind of therapy focused on helping people manage destructive habits and learn to tolerate and change painful emotion.  DBT was originally used as a therapy to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, a mental illness characterised by self harm and suicidal behaviour along with great difficulty controlling emotions… (Click here for more)