Paul Wedge

Paul Wedge

Paul offers psychological therapy for adults, couples, teenagers, younger children (seen with their parents), parents, and families. His approach is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and is influenced by other well-researched acceptance and mindfulness based methods such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Paul subscribes to a brief therapy approach with the aim of enabling people to take committed action to live a rich and meaningful life, while simultaneously acquiring skills to handle any painful feelings and associated thoughts that inevitably turn up in life (e.g., sadness, fear, rejection, worry, loss, anger, disappointment and failure). The therapeutic relationship is critical to a good outcome. Paul strives to provide a professional service that is warm and friendly where people feel heard, understood and accepted; a place where they feel safe to explore sensitive and sometimes painful issues.

 

Paul is experienced in supporting people with many issues experienced in life, including, but not limited to:

  • depression and low self esteem
  • anxiety (panic attacks, generalised anxiety, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder)
  • suicidal ideation and deliberate self harm
  • trauma and grief
  • stress management and work burnout
  • sleep difficulties
  • anger
  • relationship difficulties
  • parenting difficulties
  • drug and alcohol abuse

For further background about Paul, please visit: www.paulwedgepsychology.co.nz/#!about

 

Professional Membership/Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
  • New Zealand Psychologists Registration Board (Clinical Scope)
  • New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP)
  • Aotearoa New Zealand Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (ANZACBT)
  • Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS)

 

Availability


Paul is available at St Mary’s Road on Wednesdays