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Samantha Farrimond

Phone:021 248 5050
Address:John Wickliffe House
6th Floor
The Exchange
Princes St.
Wheelchair access via lifts at Water St. entrance
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About Me and My Practice

I provide effective psychological assessment and treatment for a range of problems. I use a number of empirically-based treatments with a primary emphasis on cognitive-behaviour therapies and mindfulness-based therapies. Treatment may be provided on an individual (1:1) or group based format. My practice is guided by evidence-based research and current developments in psychological assessment and therapy. I use a team-based approach and consult with other clinicians in the field when required. The therapy models I work from are problem focused, collaborative, and time limited.

My services include:

Anxiety; worry; stress; depression; problems with adjustment to life stressors and change; coping difficulties; relationship difficulties; distress due to chronic illness or general health problems; sleep difficulties; loss; grief and bereavement; aging concerns; work and occupational problems; sexual abuse; problems with sexual functioning; panic attacks; phobias (e.g. agoraphobia, social phobia); eating problems (bulimia, anorexia nervosa, obesity); self-esteem and assertiveness.

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Practice Hours

Monday and Tuesday 8.30am-6pm
Other times by arrangement
Accepting new patients

Duration and Cost

One session lasts 50 minutes
$110 per session

Accepted by Insurers

Some private health insurance companies may cover costs.
ACC Sensitive Claims

Formal Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University of Otago)
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (University of Otago)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology (University of Otago)

Other Training or Experience

I have extra experience in intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, supervision, and personal coaching.

Statutory Registrations

New Zealand Psychologists Board

Memberships of Professional Organisations

Member: New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists

Additional Information

I run various workshops within Dunedin and Otago-Southland