Welcome to PP Therapy
Counselling for Children, Adolescents and Adults in Auckland

Introduction

My name is Patricia Pataki. I am a UK-trained, experienced counsellor offering short-term and long-term psychotherapy for children, young people and adults. I am able to provide safe and effective counselling, whether you have a diagnosis (such as depression, ASD, ADHD etc.) or not.

Portrait of Patricia Pataki
MSc Psychology, MSc Psychotherapy,
Diploma in CBT Counselling

I have been working as a counsellor providing individual counselling for over three years. I have completed additional training and am experienced in working therapeutically with people on the Autism Spectrum (including Aspergers' syndrome), ADHD and learning difficulties. I am also experienced in working with LGBTQ clients, offering affirmative therapy.

If you feel like I may be the right counsellor for you, you are welcome to contact me via email, phone or text. I can offer a free short telephone consultation, and I am happy to answer any further queries you may have before we begin working together.

Read about my qualifications, experience and approach.

Contact

Locations

I work at various locations in Auckland, including Three Kings, Glen Innes and the CBD.

Fees

Find out more about my fees and policies.

How to find a professional counsellor?

I believe a professional counsellor must "either help or do no harm" and it is essential to have the right qualifications, experience and commitment to stay up-to-date.

  • Qualifications

    In addition to a Master’s degree in clinical psychology, I completed a 4-year psychotherapy Master's degree in the UK.

  • Membership with a professional body

    Being the member of a professional organization ensures that a counsellor adheres to the profession’s ethical code and stays up-to-date by continuing professional development.

  • Regular supervision

    I have a professional supervisor who is a PBANZ Registered Pyschotherapist.

  • Insurance

    I hold professional indemnity insurance.

  • Work environment

    It is not considered good practice to work from one's own home; I rent therapy rooms in counselling centres.

  • Contract

    I will provide you with a contract, including the general terms and conditions, the overall goals of the therapy, the length and frequency of therapy sessions, and the cancellation policy.

Some of the issues I work with:

I am equipped to deal with any type of difficulty; these are just some of the common issues I have experience working with.

Problems With Mood

  • Low mood
  • Depression
  • Coping with mood swings
  • Burnout

Anxiety

  • Generalised anxiety (excessive worrying)
  • Social anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias, such as agoraphobia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Well-being

  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Developing a healthy life-style
  • Help with weight loss

Eating Disorders

  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Binge eating, emotional eating
  • Body dysmorphia (body image problems)

Relationship Problems

  • Overcoming problems within the relationship
  • Creating a healthy relationship
  • Sexual problems
  • Divorce and breakup

Behavioural Problems

  • Anger management
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Kleptomania (compulsive stealing)
  • Trichotillomania

Overcoming Trauma

  • Death of a loved one, miscarriage, grief
  • Sexual abuse and violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Emotional abuse, neglect

Physical Problems

  • Living with a chronic illness / disability
  • Health anxiety (worrying about becoming ill)
  • Managing chronic pain and fatigue
  • Being a carer

Developmental Disorders

  • Learning difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • ADHD, ADD

Addiction

  • Alcohol problems
  • Drug addiction
  • Problem gambling
  • Shopping addiction
  • Porn addiction

Identity

  • Gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Questions of faith

Family Issues

  • Parenting difficulties
  • Conflicts, arguments
  • Blended-family, step-parenting
  • Adoption

Sleep Problems

  • Sleeping too much (hypersomnia)
  • Sleeping too little (insomnia)
  • Problems with falling asleep