Helping gifted & struggling children reach their learning potential

Indigo Assessment and Counselling provide assistance for children, young people and adults with learning, behavioural, emotional and cognitive needs.

Our services cover a broad range of abilities and difficulties. Whether you feel your child is gifted, or perhaps struggling with any aspect of their schooling, we have assessment and support services available to help them reach their learning potential. If your child is experiencing behavioural or emotional problems, our dedicated psychologists can provide strategies and support to overcome these difficulties.

Meet the team

Emrie De Vaal
M.EdPsych, NZ Registered Psychologist

Client Photos/emrie de vaal(copy).jpgEmrie is skilled in assessing cognitive abilities and specific learning needs associated with dyslexia and attention difficulties. She has a special interest in the needs of gifted individuals, in particular those with specific learning difficulties.

Emrie is dedicated to finding ways to help children reach their full potential and is committed to supporting children and their families through this journey.

Prakash Grover- North Shore & South Auckland Office
Registered Psychologist & Speech Language Therapist

Client Photos/prakash grover(copy).jpgPrakash has more than 25 years of experience in both clinical and educational settings. To his name he has a Masters in Psychology and Sociology, Postgraduate qualification in Guidance and Counselling, and a degree in Speech Language Therapy.

Prakash has an intense desire to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

He provides assessment and support for individuals with learning and behaviour issues, including dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficits, Autism/Aspergers and self esteem issues. He has advanced training in positive behaviour support and positive parenting.

Rebecca Storey
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy

Client Photos/rebecca storey(copy).jpgRebecca is a NZ registered clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience. She trained in the UK and has worked predominantly with children, young people and their families since coming to NZ in 2001.

She provides psychological and cognitive assessments and is skilled in a variety of psychological therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.

These address issues of anxiety, low self-esteem, lack of confidence and low moods. Rebecca is also interested in working with children and young people who have chronic health issues.

Lynn Berresford
M.Ed (Hons), Dip Teaching (Distiction)

Client Photos/lynn berresford.jpgLynn is a Registered Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with children, teens and adults with exceptional needs. She is a dedicated and skilled advocate for individuals with behaviours reflecting Giftedness, Dyslexia, Attention Deficits, Dyspraxia, Aspergers etc.

Lynn has developed extensive and practical knowledge of these individuals who learn differently.

Anne Dawson

Client Photos/Anne Dawson photo(copy).jpgAnne is a Registered Psychologist with 20-years experience working with children, adolescents and adults.

She has a depth of experience in working with children/students experiencing learning (dyslexia, dyscalculia) and developmental disorders (ADD/ADHD), children on the ASD spectrum and their families and schools and with gifted children. Anne has extensive skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Play Therapy and is trained as a Triple P Positive Parenting Programme practitioner.

Anne is registered with the Family Court as a Report Writer and Counsellor and with ACC to provide counselling to children who have experienced trauma. She is also a SPELD NZ Board Member.

Elaine West

Elaine from IndigoElaine is a Registered Psychologist and former primary school teacher.

Elaine has experience working with children and adolescents experiencing learning difficulties (such as dyslexia and dyscalculia), behavioural difficulties (such as aggression, school refusal and oppositionality), developmental disorders (such as ADHD) and emotional disorders (such as anxiety, low mood, and low self-esteem).

She can provide psycho-educational assessments and therapy.  Elaine is also a member of the NZ Association for Gifted Children.

If your child is experiencing behavioural or emotional problems, our dedicated psychologists can provide strategies and support to overcome these difficulties. Call us on (09 444 6859) today to find out more about what we can do for your child.