Bryan Wright

Registered Psychologist

Areas of Interest

  • Psychological, cognitive, behavioural interventions with adults, children, young persons and families
  • Management of:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Grief
    • Trauma (including EMDR)
  • Assessment and management of anger issues.
  • Sexual abuse counselling (through ACC)
  • ACC Psychological services contract intervention (on referral from ACC)
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Family Court reporting
  • Supervision of psychologists and other mental health professionals
  • Mentoring of professionals and management of workplace stress.
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Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts , Master of Arts in Psychology (Hons) (Canterbury), Diploma in Educational Psychology (Auckland), Registered Psychologist, Member of NZ Institute of Clinical Psychologists

Experience

I was born in the Catlins where I lived until my late teens. I worked as a science technician before developing an interest in the study of psychology. I taught in intermediate schools prior to undertaking advanced training as a psychologist.

I began my career as a Psychologist in 1977 in the then Department of Education Psychological Service in Levin. I later moved to Christchurch. I have been in private practice since 1993 and have extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of psychological, behavioural, developmental and emotional disorders of children, adolescents and adults. I have had a long association with the Christchurch Polytechnic Student Health centre. I am a Specialist Report Writer for the Family Court which takes me to a number of towns and cities around the country.

I provide supervision to psychologists and counsellors and am ACC registered both as a sexual abuse counsellor and as a provider of psychological services under the psychological services contract.

 

About meI have a relaxed manner and am comfortable working with a wide range of clients, including clients of both sexes, from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, religious persuasions and sexual orientations.
I employ a variety of interventions depending on the circumstances.   These include cognitive behavioural techniques (CBT), narrative therapy, EMDR, schema therapy and cognitive analytical therapy.

 

Fees

From 1 April 2014 a sessional rate of $170 for therapy sessions. There is a higher rate where reporting is required. However full or partial costs may be covered if the referral is through one of several EAP providers, ACC, or the Family Court.

  • Family Court reporting. No charge
  • ACC sexual abuse counselling the first $78 is paid by ACC.   Once eligibility is established a top-up fee is charged.
  • EAP referrals. No charge
  • OCP referrals. No charge
  • INSTEP referrals. No charge
  • ACC psychological services. No charge

Contact

If you would like to make an appointment to see me, please do so through our receptionist 365 7776 and ask for an appointment with Bryan.

If you want to enquire further about the nature of my services, you could talk to the receptionist or contact me directly through -

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or  0274 338 109  (I can't promise to answer all calls immediately)