Miriam Wood

Miriam Wood

Psychologist | Clinical Supervisor
Online Therapy Available
Online Therapy

Kia ora, I'm Miriam, a health psychologist with well over a decade of clinical experience. Stress, worry, low mood, health challenges, sleep problems and difficult relationships can all impact on how we live and enjoy our lives. I love using and sharing psychology strategies with my clients to help improve their wellbeing. I try to bring kindness and humour to psychology sessions (and I'm happy for clients to use the occasion F* bomb - 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 my clients have a 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 my clients a cuppa when we're on Zoom, but they are welcome 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. 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. I tend to work school hours. I am away in September, so am currently only taking new bookings for October. You can also find out more about me from my website: www.miriamwoodpsychology.com


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



Client Type


Therapy Type

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

  • 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
Initial appointment (self-funded or EAP)
$250 NZD
Unimed (initial and follow-up)
$215 NZD
Follow-up EAP
$215 NZD
Self funded follow-up
$200 NZD
Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support
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