Cari Batenburg

Cari Batenburg


Online Therapy Available

Next available Wednesday, Jul 6th


Online Therapy


(she/her/ia) [Pākehā, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Raukawa] It can be challenging to open yourself up to another person at the best of times, let alone in times of uncertainty, worry, anxiety, and grief. I am a registered counsellor with special interests in the areas of grief and loss, chronic and terminal illness, anticipatory grief and bereavement, as well as relationship challenges, changes, and endings. I am also deeply committed to providing counselling support and therapy for people bereaved by suicide or by other traumatic events. Life isn’t linear, nor is it possible to bring it under our control. I understand that anyone engaging in the counselling and therapy process is living their life at the same time as trying to work on their life. Therefore, I try to maintain a flexible approach in response to the many demands my clients have in their lives. My overall perspective and practice is largely informed by Narrative Therapy (NT), but I also draw on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Attachment Theory and processes where appropriate.  Funding Options: I am a registered provider for WINZ, the I am Hope fund (Gumboot Friday), Aoake te Rā (a funded service for people bereaved by suicide), and am available for EAP counselling where your provider allows members to choose their own provider.


BHSci (Counselling); GDip HSci; DipArts; DipBus; Cert in NZSL; Lvl 4 Te Reo; Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP); Cert. Online & Phone Counselling;



Client Type

adults, couples, elderly, women, men

Therapy Type

collaborative therapy, māori models of care, narrative therapy, online therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, Relational Psychotherapy, strength based therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (act), attachment theory, cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), person centred therapy


  • trauma

  • sexual intimacy

  • crisis management

  • coping issues

  • change and transition

  • affairs

  • break up and divorce

  • chronic disease

  • death and dying

  • disability

  • disenfranchised grief

  • end of life

  • grief

  • grief and loss

  • life changes

  • relationship issues

  • self esteem and confidence

  • social anxiety

  • workplace issues

  • acceptance

  • anger management

  • attachment issues

  • depression

  • feeling stuck


Individual: In-person session



Individual: Online or Phone session



Couple: In-person session



Couple: First session only



Individual: Walk & Talk - Botanic Gardens



Funding Options

I Am Hope