Lize Ligthelm

Lize Ligthelm


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Highlighted specialties
self esteem and confidenceadolescentspsychodynamic psychotherapybody image and eating disorderspersonality disorder

In my work with clients, I offer a compassionate and non-judgemental space to explore and understand how past experiences and relationships may be shaping current feelings, behaviour and patterns that feel stuck. I feel passionate about working with a client towards connecting with their real self. Trauma, negative life experiences and problematic early relationships all contribute to our real selves sometimes going "into hiding". The real self holds the key to creativity, an ability to connect, given and receive love, feel safe within oneself and others as well as cope effectively with life challenges. I work primarily from a psychodynamic and psychoanalytic perspective, but integrate other modalities such as mindfulness-based approaches and cognitive behavioural therapy depending on individual client needs.


Masters in Clinical Psychology (Honours) | Member of New Zealand Psychologists Board | Member of New Zealand Psychological Association




Body image and eating disorders


Life changes

Personal development

Personality disorder

Relationship issues

Self esteem and confidence





Psychodynamic psychotherapy

Attachment theory

Trauma therapy


Individuals Standard Session (50 minutes)


50 minutes

Or free if your employer offers therapy via Clearhead.

Funding Options


ACC Sensitive Claims


- 574A Great North Road , Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021

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Lize Ligthelm
Hi, start the booking process by letting us know if you will be self-funding or whether your employer will be paying for your therapy. Payments to the therapist will be managed by Clearhead on behalf of your employer to maintain your privacy.

My employer will cover my therapy

I will pay for my own therapy