Mel Wong

Mel Wong


In Person Therapy Available



I originally trained as a teacher before I became interested in counselling. However, my professional and personal experiences have motivated me to be a counsellor. I am a fully registered teacher, and I am a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and a member of SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of The Gifted). I trained as an Interactive Drawing Therapist (IDT) and held an advanced IDT certificate. I also trained as a Dream Therapist. I have an extensive interest in giftedness and researching this through a holistic approach. I hold a PhD from the University of Canterbury, a Master of Education from the University of Waikato, a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Theory from the University of Auckland, and a Bachelor of Education from Auckland University of Technology. I am particularly interested in working with people who are connecting with the world differently.



Client Type

adolescents, children, adults

Therapy Type

drawing therapy, strength based therapy, solution focused therapy, narrative therapy, family systems, gestalt therapy, cognitive analytic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (act)


  • acceptance

  • anxiety

  • behavioural issues

  • burnout

  • career change

  • child behaviour and development

  • communication skills

  • disability

  • goal setting

  • insecurities

  • work-life balance

  • social anxiety

  • self esteem and confidence

  • personal development

  • parenting

  • parenting children with special needs

  • motivation and purpose

  • life changes

  • identity

  • feeling stuck

  • educational difficulties

  • autism

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


Dr Mel Wong


$150 NZD

Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support


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