Welcome to PP Therapy
Counselling and Psychotherapy Services for Adults, Children and Adolescents
My name is Patricia Pataki. I am a fully qualified, UK-trained counsellor offering short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy for adults, children and young people. I work at various locations in Auckland, including Three Kings, Glen Innes and the CBD.
I have a special interest in working with people on the Autism Spectrum (including Aspergers' syndrome), ADHD and learning difficulties.
I offer a warm, safe and confidential environment to support you with whatever you choose to bring to counselling.
Why choose therapy?
I personally believe that there are many ways to achieve a higher level of personal fulfillment and emotional wellbeing, but none of them are as direct as therapy is. Therapy with a qualified counsellor is the safest way to explore, understand and overcome personal difficulties.
You are welcome to have a few trial sessions in the beginning to decide whether therapy - and me in particular as a therapist - is the right fit for you or for your child. There is no time commitment in therapy – it is the client’s right to end their therapy whenever they wish to do so.
How to find a professional counsellor?
Professional counselling can be life-changing. 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 am currently in the process of registering with the Psychotherapists’ Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (PBANZ) as a psychotherapist.
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.
Find out more about my fees and cancellation policies.
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