Dr JC Coetzee Clinical Psychologist in Ponsonby & Parnell, Auckland Book Sessions
I believe that our richest experiences occur when we embrace emotional complexity, cultivate empathy and celebrate diversity. 
Clinical Psychology offices in Ponsonby & Parnell, Auckland 

I am a Clinical Psychologist in Auckland with clinical psychology offices in Ponsonby and Parnell. I am registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board as a Clinical Psychologist and I am a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists. I have more than 21 years of experience and expertise in clinical psychology.

I specialise in providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. I work with adults and adolescents 17 years and older. Psychological services include individual psychotherapy and trauma-focused therapy for adults and teens, specialist couples therapy, marriage counselling and therapy for anxiety, depression and addiction problems. I also trained in philosophy and existential psychotherapy, and offer Stoic mentoring.

Dr JC Coetzee Psychologist Auckland

In addition, I offer Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I conduct psychological assessments of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults and Autism in adults as well as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Personality Disorders. My areas of specialist interest include mood and anxiety disorders, psychological trauma, couples therapy, ADHD, Autism, PTSD and addiction. I have psychology offices in Ponsonby and Parnell, Auckland. I also offer remote/online psychological services. 

Psychological Services

Clinical Psychologist, Ponsonby, & Parnell, Auckland

Psychotherapy Dr JC Coetzee Clinical Psychologist, Ponsonby, Auckland Couples Therapy

Individual Psychotherapy

I apply a Cognitive- Behavioural approach in individual psychotherapy.

Treatment areas include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Relationship Conflict / Issues

  • Anxiety and Fears

  • Addictions

  • Substance Abuse

  • Divorce Issues

  • Parenting

  • Impulse Control Disorder

  • Problem Behaviours

EMDR Dr JC Coetzee Clinical Psychologist, Ponsonby, Auckland Couples Therapy


Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach designed to alleviate distress associated with traumatic memories.

EMDR is effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and various psychological conditions. By promoting adaptive information processing, EMDR enables clients to integrate distressing memories more healthily, leading to symptom relief and improved mental well-being. 

Read more about EMDR here.

Schema Therapy Dr JC Coetzee Clinical Psychologist, Ponsonby, Auckland Couples Therapy

Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy is a longer-term therapeutic process. In Schema Therapy, we address unmet childhood needs and how they are presented in adulthood. The focus is on learning how to identify, express and cope effectively with psychological needs in a healthy way.

Schema Therapy involves cognitive, emotional and behavioural interventions.

Read more about Schema Couples Therapy here.

Dr JC Coetzee Clinical Psychologist, Ponsonby, Auckland Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

I offer Couples Therapy both in-person and remotely through video conferencing. In Couples Therapy, I work with:

  • Relational Patterns

  • Psychological needs in the relationship

  • Ways a couple responds to their partner's psychological needs

  • Communication

  • Trust

  • Expression of Needs

  • Empathic Understanding

  • Relationship Conflict

  • Intimacy

  • Connectedness

  • In couples therapy, the aim is to change unhelpful behavioural and emotional patterns to healthier ways of relating.

Read more about couples therapy options here.

Dr JC Coetzee Clinical Psychologist, Ponsonby, Auckland Couples Therapy

Dialectic Behaviour Therapy 

I offer Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a therapeutic approach that aims to help individuals with emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and acceptance of conflicting thoughts and emotions.

DBT incorporates mindfulness techniques aimed at cultivating awareness and nonjudgmental observation. DBT empowers individuals to manage intense emotions, build healthier relationships, and enhance overall well-being through skilful coping strategies

Dr JC Coetzee Clinical Psychologist, Ponsonby, Auckland Couples Therapy

Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy

Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy places a focus on understanding how traumatic experiences impact a person's mental, behavioural, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. 

Trauma Focused Therapy treatment areas include:

  • Psychological Trauma

  • Physical & Sexual Abuse

  • Domestic Abuse and Violence

  • Loss or Grief

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Complex PTSD

  • Acute Stress Disorder

  • Adjustment Disorders

  • Prolonged Grief Disorder

Visit www.Trauma.nz to read more about psychological trauma.

Psychological Assessments & Reports

Psychological assessments involve at least two assessment appointments as well as a review of past reports and relevant documentation. Documentation reviews and the compiling of reports are billed separately. I offer the following psychological assessments and reports.
Psychological assessments do not include pharmacological or psychological treatment. Treatment recommendations will be made after the assessment has been completed.


Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects cognitive, sensory, and social processing, changing the way people see the world and interact with others.

Autism Assessment Pricing


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by excessive amounts of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that are pervasive leading to impairment in multiple contexts.

ADHD Assessment Pricing


Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental and behavioural disorder that develops from experiencing a traumatic event.

Personality Disorder

Personality disorders involve persistent, rigid patterns of behaviour, cognition, and inner experience deviating markedly from cultural norms, causing distress and impairment.

Find out more about Stoic mentoring.

Stoic Mentoring


(All fees are inclusive of GST)
All appointments for psychological services by Clinical Psychologist Dr JC Coetzee are prepaid via the online booking system. Therapy sessions are available in Ponsonby & Parnell, Auckland. 
 Consultation Type
In Person Consultations in Ponsonby or Parnell
Individual Consultation

In person consultations of 50-60 minutes

$235 (incl GST)

Couples Therapy

In-person couples therapy first consultation and follow up consultations of 50- 60 minutes

$250 (incl GST) 

Psychological Assessment

A minimum of two assessment sessions will be required. Reports and review of documents will be charged separately. 

$900 (incl GST)


Consultation Type
Online/ Remote Consultations
Online/ Remote Individual Psychotherapy

Online / Remote consultations of 50-60 minutes

$190 (incl GST)

Online/ Remote Couples Therapy

Online / Remote couples therapy consultations of 50- 60 minutes

$230 (incl GST)

Ponsonby, Auckland Clinical Psychology Practice Address

Clinical Psychologist, Ponsonby, Auckland

Dr JC's Clinical Psychology practice is located at Vermont Street Specialists, 25 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland.

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Tuesdays & Thursdays 7 am - 1 pm

Parnell, Auckland Clinical Psychology Practice Address

Practi Space 1 Gibraltar Crescent, Parnell, Auckland.

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Tuesdays & Thursdays 7 am - 1 pm

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Dr JC Coetzee NIB First Choice Network Provider
Dr JC Coetzee Affiliated Provider Southern Cross
Embrace Autism