Shore Therapy

About Us

Shreena Hira, a qualified, New Zealand registered psychologist, has been working with children aged 5-17 years for approximately 3 years. Her strengths lie in working with children with behavioural and emotional concerns, using a systemic and collaborative approach.

She offers individual therapy to children and parents, as well as parenting support. She also works with other relevant agencies involved in a child's life to support change.

Aimi Tipton, a qualified, New Zealand registered psychotherapist, who has been working with youth above the age of 13 for around 3 years.

She uses her psychotherapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy skills to work with a range of issues.

She also, often liaises with School Counsellors, Marinoto Youth Team, Taharoto Hospital Unit, Community Mental Health Services, RED Service and Community based support services.

Martha Kypreos

Qualifications

  • Registered Psychologist (NZBP)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • BA (Psychology)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training
  • Strengths Model Training

Experience

I am a Registered Psychologist in New Zealand and Australia. I have 11 years’ experience in community mental health settings.

I have worked with children and adults experiencing psychological difficulties with mood, anxiety, anger and distress.

Specialty

My area of specialty is in assessment and management of issues, such as, Depression, Anxiety, Anger and Bi-Polar Disorder. I have particular interest and experience working with Personality Disorders and often use Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) techniques as well as an interest in relationship/ family dynamics and achieving effective communication.

Approach

I work within a holistic framework. My approach is to complete an initial comprehensive assessment and work with clients collaboratively to develop an individual management plan to address presenting issues/ difficulties. Utilising evidence based practices, I work within a Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) approach. I have experience in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness techniques and can utilities these strategies in conjunction with CBT treatment. Interventions are usually short-medium term depending on individual client’s needs.

Contact:
Email: martha@shoretherapy.co.nz
Phone: 021 070 0776 or (09) 478 9223

Discovering healthy coping strategies

The goal of psychotherapy is to help people gain insight into their distresses, difficulties and issues. It encourages a greater understanding of their motivations and how their family dynamics influence their thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

It also encourages the discovery of more appropriate and healthy coping strategies.

Psychotherapy often creates a change in a person’s outlook, thinking pattern and behaviour through the safe and structured exploration of feelings, beliefs, thoughts, traumatic events and personal history.

Depending on the scope of your child's concern, therapy can be either long or short term. This is often a discussion between you and your child's therapist about which form of therapy best suits your child. Sessions are provided for adults, children and youth on an individual basis or as couples and families.

Supporting your family

Shore Therapy is a friendly, professional therapy environment, which is both private and confidential. It is important to us at Shore Therapy that you feel your anonymity and that of your child is upheld.

Location

We are directly across the road to Browns Bay beach and often have sessions out in the sun (where appropriate).

We also have space for art therapy and group work and contacts to arrange Equine Assisted Therapy for groups or individuals.

We can provide a child-friendly area that would suit young children and young adults. Our therapists work hard to support not just your child or adolescent but the whole family - we do our best to make your family feel as comfortable as possible while going through the often scary process of therapy.