Dr Gavin Stansfield

Registered Psychotherapist  Gavin

MB.ChB. (Cape Town), Grad Dip Psychotherapy (AUT), MNZAP (Advanced Practice Certificate)

I practice full-time as a psychotherapist and supervisor from Eden Practice and work in a holistic, longer-term way that is largely based in contemporary psychoanalytic theory (Inter-subjective Self Psychology and Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Trauma Theory and Systems Thinking).

I have worked in private practice here in Auckland for more than twenty years, pursuing the passionate interest in psychotherapy that I developed through my medical training and subsequent work as a doctor in holistic general practice, community mental health and then hospice. (Please note that I am no longer registered as a medical doctor and do not prescribe medication).

I am a full member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists with an Advanced Practice Certificate. I am also registered with PBANZ – The Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand.

I have experience helping people who have had difficulty coping with a wide range of issues, such as:

·      dealing with the impacts of childhood neglect, trauma and abuse
·      ageing and negotiating life changes
·      relationship and intimacy difficulties
·      sexuality and sexual identity
·      loss and grief
·      depression and anxiety
·      intergenerational trauma
·      addictions
·      living with chronic illness
·      boarding school

I also work as a supervisor, teacher and facilitator, providing individual and group supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists, doctors, nurses and other health professionals.

Please note that I am not currently able to take on new patients.

To contact me please call 0274 484288 or email me here