Welcome to PP Therapy
Counselling for Children, Adolescents and Adults in Auckland
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.
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.
I work at various locations in Auckland, including Three Kings, Glen Innes and the CBD.
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.
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.
I have a professional supervisor who is a PBANZ Registered Pyschotherapist.
I hold professional indemnity insurance.
It is not considered good practice to work from one's own home; I rent therapy rooms in counselling centres.
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
- Coping with mood swings
- Generalised anxiety (excessive worrying)
- Social anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Phobias, such as agoraphobia
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Stress management
- Time management
- Developing a healthy life-style
- Help with weight loss
- Binge eating, emotional eating
- Body dysmorphia (body image problems)
- Overcoming problems within the relationship
- Creating a healthy relationship
- Sexual problems
- Divorce and breakup
- Anger management
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Kleptomania (compulsive stealing)
- Death of a loved one, miscarriage, grief
- Sexual abuse and violence
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse, neglect
- Living with a chronic illness / disability
- Health anxiety (worrying about becoming ill)
- Managing chronic pain and fatigue
- Being a carer
- Learning difficulties
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- ADHD, ADD
- Alcohol problems
- Drug addiction
- Problem gambling
- Shopping addiction
- Porn addiction
- Gender identity
- Sexual orientation
- Questions of faith
- Parenting difficulties
- Conflicts, arguments
- Blended-family, step-parenting
- Sleeping too much (hypersomnia)
- Sleeping too little (insomnia)
- Problems with falling asleep