Our Women's Health Psychology service aims to support women in our care to adjust to their physical health condition, promote their general well-being, and cope with psychological distress.

Your care team

Our team is composed of clinical psychologists who have post-graduate university qualifications in psychology including theoretical, practical and research-based study. All our psychologists are registered with the NZ Psychologists Board(external link) and are required to undertake ongoing training and education to ensure their knowledge of theory and practice is up to date. Our work is guided by the New Zealand Psychological Society's Code of Ethics.

How we can help

We can see individuals, couples and families and discuss ways to help with:

  • Decision making about treatment
  • Pain management strategies
  • Adjustment to a health condition
  • Stress management and coping strategies
  • Lifestyle planning
  • Individual, couple, and family therapy regarding the health condition
  • Sexuality and relationship intimacy concerns

Gynaecological support

We often see women with a range of gynaecological conditions including:

  • Menopause
  • Pelvic pain, antenatal pain and endometriosis
  • Genital pain conditions such as vaginismus and vulvodynia
  • Cervical, vulval and ovarian conditions
  • Hysterectomy
  • Cancer treatment and radiation therapy
  • Sexuality concerns following treatment
  • Complex adolescent gynaecological conditions

Aronui Ora, maternal mental health support

Aronui Ora is a specialist adult mental health service for women 13 weeks or more into pregnancy. The multi-disciplinary team can support you before and after birth.

Accessing our services

To access these service you will need to be referred. You cannot self-refer. Our service is routinely offered to women who are undergoing certain procedures or attending certain clinics. We can see you while you are in hospital or attending one of our gynaecology or maternity outpatient clinics.