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Kate Ferris | Psychologist - Relationship Therapy - Family Therapy

145 Seventeenth Avenue
3112 Tauranga

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Relationship Therapy Tauranga



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I am a registered psychologist passionate about partnering with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan to enhance their wellbeing and to find sustainable solutions to a wide range of concerns.


My practice is collaborative, empathetic and evidence-based. Together, we develop the insight and skills to help you manage and work through the problems you are experiencing. You will be listened to empathically and supported in developing greater self-awareness, self-compassion, and targeted change.


I use an integrative approach that draws on a range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), mindfulness, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) as well as creative and somatic modalities. Depending on client goals and concerns, psycho-educational and coaching practices may be used.


I am also a trained mediator and am especially interested in supporting couples in conflict and families in transition (during and after separation). To these tasks, I bring a deep understanding of child development, family dynamics and parenting. I have specialist training in child inclusive practices (which may be appropriate in some cases) and high-conflict dynamics.


Sessions occur at my centrally located clinic or online.


Would you like to know more or make an appointment, please contact me.



Qualifications and registrations

  • MSc Psychology (Massey)
  • PGDip Professional Practice of Psychology (Waikato)
  • New Zealand Psychological Society
  • Resolution Institute (Mediation)
  • Institute of Community Psychology
  • Institute of Health Psychology



I am particularly interested in working with couples navigating conflict and sex/intimacy difficulties and supporting families in transition (separation, divorce and co-parenting). However, I have specialised training and/or experience in the following areas:


  • Mild-moderate psychological issues 
  • Divorce and family court coaching
  • Neurodiversity (e.g. autism, ADHD, OCD)
  • Abuse / trauma / grief
  • Sex / intimacy 
  • Mediation / dispute resolution
  • Parenting / co-parenting
  • Self-esteem
  • Chronic illness / pain



$110 per hour.


I am ACC and WINZ registered.

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday 9am - 2pm
Tuesday 9am - 2pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 2pm
Friday 9am - 2pm
Saturday -
Sunday -


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