Cari Batenburg

Cari Batenburg

Online Therapy Available
Next available Tuesday, Apr 4th
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, 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.  Funding Options: I am a registered provider for Aoake te Rā (a funded service for people bereaved by suicide), the I am Hope fund (Gumboot Friday), nib Health Insurance, WINZ, Firststepz, and am available for EAP counselling through Clearhead or where your provider allows members to choose their own provider. *You are able to book directly with me via this platform. However, if you are looking for a specific time that is not listed, I recommend that you book the closest available time and write your preferred time into the booking notes - or - email me with your info and requested time, and I will let you know if it is possible.


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, women, men

Therapy Type

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

  • psycho-social problems
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • communication skills
  • trauma
  • sexual intimacy
  • coping issues
  • change and transition
  • affairs
  • break up and divorce
  • death and dying
  • disenfranchised grief
  • end of life
  • grief and loss
  • life changes
  • relationship issues
  • self esteem and confidence
  • social anxiety
  • workplace issues
  • acceptance
  • anger management
  • attachment issues
  • feeling stuck
  • anxiety
  • personal development
Couple: In-person session
$120 NZD
Individual: Online or Phone session
$90 NZD
Individual: In-person session
$95 NZD
Couple: Online session
$110 NZD
Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support
Funding Options

I Am Hope

nib foundation