All clinicians are extensively trained and very experienced in handling most presenting problems, including anxiety, depression, stress, grief and anger.

Ellen Warhurst


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Ellen grew up in Southland and Central Otago and belongs to the Kāi Tahu Whānui (Kāi/Ngāi Tahu, Kāti/Ngāti Mamoe, and Waitaha iwi). She later completed her clinical psychology training and research at the University of Otago and has settled in Dunedin. She is a warm, caring and respectful person, who is motivated to work alongside people to help them make positive changes in their lives and improve their wellbeing. Ellen uses a holistic and collaborative approach to identify and understand the main challenges people are facing, incorporate their strengths, and choose the appropriate therapeutic work to overcome these challenges and achieve their goals. She utilises various therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), from a solutions-focused and strength-based perspective. Ellen's clinical experience is mainly working with adults in a range of psychological areas.

Main areas of interest

  • Anxiety, such as, panic attacks, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, and specific fears
  • Low mood and depression
  • Intrusive thoughts and obsessive-compulsive difficulties
  • Stress and anger management
  • Self-esteem and confidence

Qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (First Class Honours), University of Otago
  • Master of Science in Psychology (Distinction), University of Otago
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology, University of Otago
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist
  • Member of He Paiaka Tōtara, a collective of Māori Psychologists
  • Member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists

When available

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays (9am-5pm) up until 19/1/20
Mondays and Tuesdays (9am-5pm) from 20/1/20