Dr Yvonne Yap

Dr Yvonne Yap

Sorry Yvonne is not taking new clients at the moment.

Yvonne is qualified as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and is registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. She has worked for specialist DHB mental health services in New Zealand and for private practice clinics in Australia. Prior to qualifying as a clinical psychologist, she worked as a solicitor for private law firms in New Zealand. Yvonne brings to her work with clients a direct knowledge and understanding about the stressors of high-pressure work environments. Yvonne has experience working with people of various demographic groups in relation to a wide range of psychological difficulties. She works with people who need help navigating current challenges so that they can refocus on achieving broader life goals. Yvonne’s approach is to equip people with well researched psychological concepts and tools which are specifically relevant to their current needs, thereby building on their personal strengths and resilience. Yvonne aims to provide a safe and compassionate space for individuals to explore their thoughts and emotions and to make sense of their psychological distress. Her style is respectful and non-judgmental, but also honest and thought-provoking. Working flexibly and collaboratively with her clients is important to her. The hope is that clients will feel empowered by what they learn about themselves in therapy and that these insights will translate into real life changes. Yvonne takes a holistic approach to her work, viewing the individual in the context of their past experiences and present values. Yvonne is able to support you with: • Anxiety and phobias • Depression (mild to moderate) • Difficulties with adjusting to life changes • Low self esteem/self confidence • Difficulties arising from perfectionism • Difficulties with assertiveness/conflict resolution / social skills • Work/Study dissatisfaction • Stress and/or burnout • Sleep issues • Health issues such as chronic pain or chronic illness • Obsessive-compulsive disorder • Interpersonal/Relationship/ Parenting issues • Cultural identity issues • Problematic behavioural patterns





Therapy Type

dialectical behavioural therapy (dbt), cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), acceptance and commitment therapy (act), solution focused therapy

  • acceptance
  • attachment issues
  • grief
  • grief and loss
  • workplace issues
  • work-life balance
  • upbringing issues
  • stress
  • social anxiety
  • sleep issues
  • self esteem and confidence
  • relationship issues
  • phobias
  • personal development
  • performance anxiety
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)
  • mistrust
  • motivation and purpose
  • migrant adjustment
  • mental health disorder
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • loneliness and isolation
  • life changes
  • insecurities
  • identity
  • goal setting
  • feeling stuck
  • family issues
  • emotional control
  • disenfranchised grief
  • depression
  • cross-culture relationships
  • cross-cultural difficulties
  • coping issues
  • conflict management
  • communication skills
  • chronic disease
  • child behaviour and development
  • change and transition
  • career change
  • burnout
  • behavioural issues
  • anxiety
Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support
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