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Paul Hemmingsen

Phone:027 223 0359
Address:Pitt Street Medical
2 Pitt Street
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About Me and My Practice

I was born in Invercargill and went to Otago University, where I studied microbiology. I then worked in the veterinary animal health field for 8 years. Following this I was a dairy farmer, milking cows on the Taieri Plains. However, I wanted something that was involved with people, so I began to study and learn about psychotherapy while farming.

Psychotherapy has been my full time work for the past 20 years. Over this time I have continued to train and learn, most recently in the field of mindbody.

This integrative approach looks at the meaning of illness, the prediposing factors, the precipitating reasons, and the ways the illness in maintained. This can be very helpful with chronic illness which has resisted medical treatment.

Currently, I work part time for Student Health at the University of Otago and in a private practice at Pitt Street Medical. I welcome enquiries for psychotherapy or mindbody healthcare.

Practice Hours

Wednesday 9am-6pm
Friday 12pm-6pm

Duration and Cost

$85.00 per 50 minute session

Accepted by Insurers


Formal Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Microbiology (University of Otago)
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Mindbody Healthcare) (Auckland University of Technology)

Other Training or Experience

Diploma of Adult Psychotherapy, Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists
Certificate of Advanced Clinical Practice, New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists

Statutory Registrations

The Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand

Memberships of Professional Organisations

Member: New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists

Additional Information

None listed