Dr Yvonne Yap

Dr Yvonne Yap


Online Therapy Available

Next available Wednesday, Dec 14th


Online Therapy


Yvonne is qualified as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and is registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. She has worked for specialist DHB mental health services in New Zealand and for private practice clinics in Australia. Prior to qualifying as a clinical psychologist, she worked as a solicitor for private law firms in New Zealand. Yvonne brings to her work with clients a direct knowledge and understanding about the stressors of high-pressure work environments. Yvonne has experience working with people of various demographic groups in relation to a wide range of psychological difficulties. She works with people who need help navigating current challenges so that they can refocus on achieving broader life goals. Yvonne’s approach is to equip people with well researched psychological concepts and tools which are specifically relevant to their current needs, thereby building on their personal strengths and resilience. Yvonne aims to provide a safe and compassionate space for individuals to explore their thoughts and emotions and to make sense of their psychological distress. Her style is respectful and non-judgmental, but also honest and thought-provoking. Working flexibly and collaboratively with her clients is important to her. The hope is that clients will feel empowered by what they learn about themselves in therapy and that these insights will translate into real life changes. Yvonne takes a holistic approach to her work, viewing the individual in the context of their past experiences and present values. Yvonne is able to support you with: • Anxiety and phobias • Depression (mild to moderate) • Difficulties with adjusting to life changes • Low self esteem/self confidence • Difficulties arising from perfectionism • Difficulties with assertiveness/conflict resolution / social skills • Work/Study dissatisfaction • Stress and/or burnout • Sleep issues • Health issues such as chronic pain or chronic illness • Obsessive-compulsive disorder • Interpersonal/Relationship/ Parenting issues • Cultural identity issues • Problematic behavioural patterns




Client Type


Therapy Type

solution focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (act), cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), dialectical behavioural therapy (dbt)


  • anxiety

  • behavioural issues

  • burnout

  • career change

  • change and transition

  • child behaviour and development

  • chronic disease

  • communication skills

  • conflict management

  • coping issues

  • cross-cultural difficulties

  • cross-culture relationships

  • depression

  • disenfranchised grief

  • emotional control

  • family issues

  • feeling stuck

  • goal setting

  • identity

  • insecurities

  • life changes

  • loneliness and isolation

  • mental health and wellbeing

  • mental health disorder

  • migrant adjustment

  • motivation and purpose

  • mistrust

  • obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)

  • performance anxiety

  • personal development

  • phobias

  • relationship issues

  • self esteem and confidence

  • sleep issues

  • social anxiety

  • stress

  • upbringing issues

  • work-life balance

  • workplace issues

  • grief and loss

  • grief

  • attachment issues

  • acceptance


Initial Assessment Session (business hours)


$165 NZD

Therapy Session (business hours)


$165 NZD

Initial Assessment Session (after hours)


$185 NZD

Therapy Session (after hours)


$185 NZD

Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support


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