Wellington

Mary Hodson

Mary Hodson is our Central and Lower North Island Regional Director and one of our senior consultants in Wellington

As regional director and media spokesperson, it is my job to direct you to the therapist who is most suitable for your needs. We have seven excellent therapists operating in the central and lower North Island region including me - 4 women and 2 men.

I have been working with people with all kinds of sexuality concerns since 2005 when I completed advanced sex therapy training. I specialise in working with couples with emotional and sexual intimacy difficulties and couples where one or both partners have a sexual addiction (now known as 'Out of Control sexual Behaviour' or OCSB). I am registered as a  sensitive claims provider with ACC. 

I am a member of both the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and the World Association of Sexologists (Asia-Pacific region) and I am registered with the NZ Council for Educational Research.  

I worked in health and disability related fields since I registered as an occupational therapist in 1983. My early work was with families that were struggling to cope with either alcohol abuse and its' attendant problems or serious physical disability, I also taught community based counselling courses in the Far North community.  Later, I taught clinical sciences and clinical practice at the school of Occupational Therapy in Wellington and the National Certificate in Human Services at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

Regional Director
Wellington
Terrace
Te Aro
BA (Ed), Dip Occupational Therapy (Distinction), TTC, NZCER (CSp), MNZAC.

Karen Macpherson

Karen Macpherson is one of our senior consultants in Wellington

I work with emotional and sexual intimacy issues and use attachment, C.B.T and art therapy modalities, where appropriate. I acknowledge and respect the uniqueness of each person. I am attentive to individual needs and mindful of culture. My passion is to see people living the life they want, being all that they want to be. I work from rooms in Whitby and offer some evening and weekend appointments.

I completed Advanced Sex Therapy training through the University of Auckland in 2012 but I have 10 years’ experience as a qualified counsellor and my early clinical work with children and families in a Family Counselling Practice means that my practice is underpinned by the knowledge that an individual is a part of a system. 

Mary Hodson.is the regional director for Wellington. To contact her click here

Wellington
CBD
Whitby
Dip. Counselling; Post Grad Cert Health Science;NZAC

Rick Williment

Rick Williment is one of our therapists in Central Wellington and Kapiti Coast

I am a registered psychotherapist and sex therapist and I offer sex therapy for individuals and couples both in the Wellington CBD and on the Kapiti coast. I completed the Advanced Sex Therapy training in 2012 and have previous experience as a sex therapist in the public health service. I deal with a wide range of sex-related issues, including lack of intimacy, difficulties with sexual functioning and sexual Identity.

I work relationally, promoting interpersonal connectedness and use an intimacy-based approach to relationship and sexual satisfaction. I am mindful that it can be difficult for people to seek help for sex related issues, and  so I always aim to be non-judgemental and totally respectful. 

I have dedicated my entire adult life to improving mental health and well-being, through my work in national policy and service development roles, in sector-related project management and in clinical/ therapeutic work. 

Mary Hodson.is the regional director for Wellington. To contact her click here

Wellington
CBD
Kapiti Coast
New Zealand Registered Psychotherapist

Sid Naidu

Sid Naidu is one of our senior consultants in Wellington

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist trained in New Zealand. I offer sex therapy, marital and relationship therapy. Apart from sexual concerns faced by heterosexual individuals and couples, I also specialise in issues faced by older adults and gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender sexual orientation. I am able to take appointments Mondays and Fridays during normal office hours. 

Clients can expect to receive a culturally-attuned service, and to be treated non-judgmentally, and with professionalism, respect, empathy, and positive regard.

My previous work experience was in Alcohol & Drug Services, pain and   rehabilitation services. 

Mary Hodson.is the regional director for Wellington. To contact her click here

Wellington
CBD
Kapiti Coast
MA (Hons); Post Grad Dip. Clin Psy (Massey); MNZPsS MICP MNZPS MACBS MIAAP Registered Clinical Psychologist