Welcome to PP Therapy
Counselling and Psychotherapy Services for Adults, Children and Adolescents

Introduction

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.

Portrait of Patricia Pataki

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.

  • 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. I am currently in the process of registering with the Psychotherapists’ Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (PBANZ) as a psychotherapist.

  • 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.

Fees

Find out more about my fees and cancellation policies.

Contact

To enquire about my fees or to book an appointment, please get in touch via the contact form, email or phone.

Location

PP Therapy
Zurich Building, 21 Queen Street
Auckland CBD
1010

As well as other locations across the Auckland Region.

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