Cari Batenburg

Cari Batenburg

Online Therapy Available
Next available Wednesday, May 29th
Online Therapy

(she/her/ia) [Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Raukawa. Pākehā] It can be challenging to open yourself up to another person at the best of times, let alone in times of uncertainty, worry, or grief. I am a registered counsellor, and a part-time lecturer in the BHSc in Counselling programme at AUT. My special interests are in the areas of interpersonal relationships (intimate/couples/poly-relationships, friends, family, work); grief, loss, and bereavement (particularly those bereaved by suicide), and working with people trying to make sense of big changes in life. I work with individuals, couples, multiple-partner/polyamory/ethical non-monogamous relationships, situation-ships, and other relational, romantic or sexual arrangements and communities. I also work with affair partners ('the other person') who may be struggling to make sense of their part in any of the above. 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, but I also draw on the theories and processes of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Psychology, Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, and Attachment Theory. Additionally, I have taken part in specialist training and supervision for over 12 months in the Developmental Model of relationship therapy, and continue to pursue further training in this specialist field. Funding Options: I am a registered provider for Aoake te Rā (a funded service for people bereaved by suicide), nib Health Insurance, WINZ, and am available for EAP counselling through OCP, Clearhead or where your EAP provider allows members to choose their own counsellor/therapist .


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




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
  • communication skills
  • 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
  • personal development
  • conflict management
  • career change
  • desire issues
  • disconnection
  • sexless marriage
  • upbringing issues
  • cross-culture relationships
Individual: Online or Phone session
$110 NZD
Individual: In-person session
$120 NZD
Couple/Relationship: Online session
$145 NZD
Couple/Relationship: In-Person Session
$155 NZD
Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support
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