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Charlotte Kerr


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Charlotte is a clinical psychologist who trained at the University of Otago, as well as the Cairnmillar Institute in Melbourne. Part of her training and style of therapy focuses on psychodynamic psychology, which means that she aims to help clients get to the root of the problem rather than getting caught up in surface issues. This allows clients to work through and resolve long-standing and deep-seated issues, in order to allow them to live a more authentic and meaningful life. Charlotte has much experience in working with a positive psychology framework, which involves highlighting and utilising the individual’s strengths and undiscovered or forgotten gifts in order to build a greater sense of identity and self-worth.

Charlotte has a warm, gentle and compassionate nature, and finds a huge amount of reward in her work with clients in helping them to nourish their self-esteem, self-care and accessing a greater connection to their authentic self. Her aim is to help individuals move towards a more peaceful and enjoyable existence.

Charlotte works with adults and adolescents. She specialises in trauma therapy, including EMDR, and utilises other evidence-based treatment approaches such as CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy (especially helpful with longstanding and entrenched personality traits that have proven difficult to change), and has conducted one of her theses in mindfulness. She has a particular interest in working with clients on mindfulness strategies, in order to calm and de-stress.

Main areas of interest

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma, including unresolved childhood trauma
  • Self-esteem building
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality, including themes of gender/identity, sexual dysfunction or disconnection between couples
  • Interpersonal/communication difficulties e.g. teaching effective communication skills
  • Spirituality/mindfulness/living a more centred, present, peaceful and authentic life
  • Stress management/burnout

Qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours I), University of Otago
  • Master of Psychology (thesis), University of Otago
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical), Cairnmillar Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist in New Zealand and Australia
  • Member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists and the Australian Psychological Society

When available

Monday 9-5pm,
Wednesday, 1.15pm - 5.15pm,
Thursday, 1pm-5pm,
Friday 9-5pm.