Miriam Wood

Miriam Wood

Psychologist | Clinical Supervisor
Online Therapy Available
Next available Monday, Apr 29th
Location
Online Therapy
Biography

Kia ora, I'm Miriam, a health psychologist. Stress, worry, low mood, grief, health challenges, sleep problems or difficult relationships can impact on how we live and enjoy our lives. I love using and sharing psychology strategies to help improve wellbeing. I try to bring kindness and humour to psychology sessions (and I'm happy for sessions to include dropping some F* bombs- some situations call for it!). I am based in the Waikato; however, I see most of my clients via Zoom. I find psychology via Zoom can be very successful as long as you have a good set-up. In preparing for an appointment, I recommend having confidential space to talk freely, minimising disruptions by closing other tabs on their computer and turning off the 'self-view' setting on Zoom (we wouldn't normally look at ourselves in the mirror during a psychology appointment, so we don't need this in videoconferencing either). This helps replicate the important successful elements of an in-person appointment; without the travel and associated extra time. I can't make you a cuppa when we're on Zoom, but please feel free to BYO! I take a strength-based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach and work with my clients on their goals. I teach my clients psychology tools to help them manage with work and life stressors and other problems such as worry, grief, anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience working with people with health conditions including heart problems, respiratory conditions, pain, fatigue, cancer and more recently long covid. In addition, I understand the environment and stressors faced by healthcare workers and also offer psychology sessions and supervision to health professionals. Please contact me if you would like more information or want to discuss your situation before planning an appointment. I tend to work school hours. You can also find out more about me from my website: www.miriamwoodpsychology.com

Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology; Master of Science in Health Psychology (Hons),Bachelor of Science (psychology & economics),Honorary Academic,University of Auckland

Languages

English

Client Type

adults

Therapy Type

solution focused therapy, Rehabilitation Psychology, emotion focused therapy, strength based therapy, online therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), acceptance and commitment therapy (act)

Specialisations
  • workplace issues
  • self esteem and confidence
  • professional supervision
  • post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)
  • loneliness and isolation
  • issues
  • identity
  • grief
  • feeling stuck
  • end of life
  • depression
  • career change
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • burnout
  • chronic disease
  • communication skills
  • coping issues
  • grief and loss
  • stress
  • work-life balance
  • acceptance
  • break up and divorce
  • death and dying
  • anxiety
  • sleep issues
Services
Initial appointment (self-funded or EAP)
90min
$285 NZD
Unimed (initial and follow-up)
60min
$215 NZD
Follow-up EAP
60min
$240 NZD
Self funded follow-up
60min
$220 NZD
Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support
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