Cherie  Benns

Cherie Benns

Psychologist


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Highlighted specialties
anxietyabuseautismattachment issuesAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Biography

I am a clinical psychologist with over 16 years of experience in mental health and private practice. I have worked with children and their families, adolescents and adults with a wide range of issues. I have an interest in anxiety and trauma and followed these interests after the Christchurch quakes with local community and school presentations and conferences. I have undergone additional trauma training here, and internationally to respond to the increase need in the city over the past decade. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) which is a first line treatment for trauma and has been shown to be generally a quick and an effective intervention. I have also been trained in Comprehensive Behavior Intervention for Tics and have attended and presented at Camp Twitch (for people with Tourettes). I am able to offer telepsychology sessions via Zoom or doxy.me. My personal style is relaxed and I believe kindness and compassion are essential therapeutic (and life) skills.

Qualifications

BA (HONS). MSc, Post grad Diploma in Clinical Psychology. MNZCCP

Specialisations

Abuse

Anxiety

Attachment issues

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Autism

Behavioural issues

Break up and divorce

Bullying

Child behaviour and development

Communication skills

Coping issues

Depression

Disability

Domestic violence

Educational difficulties

Emotional control

Family issues

Feeling stuck

Gender and sexual identity

Grief and loss

Insecurities

Issues

Life changes

Loneliness and isolation

Mental health disorder

Mistrust

Motivation and purpose

Parenting

Parenting children with special needs

Performance anxiety

Phobias

Post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

Relationship issues

Self esteem and confidence

Self harm

Sexual abuse

Sleep issues

Social anxiety

Stress

Trauma

Client

Adolescents

Children

Adults

Couples

Families

Therapy

Attachment theory

Cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt)

Acceptance and commitment therapy (act)

Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing Therapy

Mindfulness

Online therapy

Trauma therapy

Fees

Consult cost

$190

45 minutes

Or free if your employer offers therapy via Clearhead.

Locations

- 303 Selwyn St, Spreydon, Christchurch, 8024

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Consult cost

$190

45 minutes

Next Earliest Appointment:  Sep 23rd