Miriam Wood

Miriam Wood

Psychologist | Clinical Supervisor

Online Therapy Available

Next available Thursday, Dec 1st

Location

Online Therapy

Biography

Kia ora, I'm Miriam. I've been practicing as a psychologist for over 12 years. I love psychology and sharing psychology strategies to improve health and wellbeing. My clinical training is in health psychology. I am based in the Waikato; however, I mostly see clients via videoconferencing. Since the pandemic many of us have become used to videoconferencing. I find working with people online can be very successful. It offers clients more time efficiency and they have a wider choice of clinician. Before an appointment, I provide my clients with information to maximize the success of videoconferencing; ensuring they have a confidential space for appointments, minimising disruptions and turning off the 'self-view' setting on Zoom (we wouldn't normally look at ourselves in the mirror during a psychology appointment, so we don't need this in videoconferencing either). This helps replicate the important successful elements of an in-person appointment; without the travel and associated extra time! I can't make my clients a cuppa when we're on Zoom, but they are welcome to BYO! I take a strength-based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach and work with my clients on their goals. I teach my clients psychology tools to help them manage with work and life stressors and other problems such as worry, grief, anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience working with people with health conditions including heart problems, respiratory conditions, pain, fatigue, cancer and more recently long covid. I understand the environment and stressors faced by healthcare workers and also offer psychology sessions and supervision to health professionals. Please contact me if you would like more information or would like to schedule an appointment. I usually offer appointments during school hours. You can also find out more about me from my website: www.miriamwoodpsychology.com

Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology; Master of Science in Health Psychology (Hons),Bachelor of Science (psychology & economics),Honorary Academic,University of Auckland

Languages

English

Client Type

adults

Therapy Type

acceptance and commitment therapy (act), cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), online therapy, strength based therapy, emotion focused therapy, Rehabilitation Psychology, solution focused therapy

Specialisations

  • sleep issues

  • anxiety

  • death and dying

  • break up and divorce

  • acceptance

  • work-life balance

  • stress

  • grief and loss

  • coping issues

  • communication skills

  • chronic disease

  • burnout

  • mental health and wellbeing

  • career change

  • depression

  • end of life

  • feeling stuck

  • grief

  • identity

  • issues

  • loneliness and isolation

  • post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

  • professional supervision

  • self esteem and confidence

  • workplace issues

Services

Follow-up

55min

$195 NZD

Initial appointment

85min

$245 NZD

Unimed

60min

$215 NZD

Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support

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