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Lynley McCristell


Phone:03 477 8911
Location:My practice is conveniently located in the Exchange area. It is situated in a beautifully refurbished historical building and has wheelchair access. There is metered parking close by.

About Me and My Practice

I have a life long interest in the human psyche and am particularly interested in that which contributes to human thriving. I trained in Gestalt Therapy to gain a deeper understanding of how our patterns of relating and ways of being in the world are formed and how, through the tool of psychotherapy, these patterns can be attended to in a way that promotes healing and growth.

My clients are adults. I work with individuals and couples.

I work with you in attending to aspects of your life you are dissatisfied or struggling with. Following your goals and at your pace, I work with you experientially. I attend to facilitating possibilities for increasing self-awareness, leading to opportunities for insight into current difficulties and possibilities for new ways of being in the world both with yourself and others.

I also work as a supervisor of others working in allied health fields and providing professional services in our community.


Practice Hours

I am available for private work on Thursdays and Fridays

I am available for new clients. Evening sessions may have a wait list. By appointment only.

Duration and Cost

My fee is $90.00 per session. Sessions are 50 minutes each. Fees are payable at the end of each session.

Duration of therapy can vary from very short term to longer term. This is dependent on need. Clients usually identify their own finishing point.

Accepted by Insurers

People on low incomes may be eligible to access some funding through Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ).

Formal Qualifications

Diploma of Gestalt Therapy (Gestalt Institute of New Zealand)
Diploma of Teaching (Dunedin College of Education (now University of Otago College of Education))

Other Training or Experience

None listed

Statutory Registrations

The Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand

Memberships of Professional Organisations

Member: New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Additional Information

None listed