Nicky Baigent

Grad.Dip.Psych, Dip.Early Childhood, Dip. Tchg, BA Hons Drama.
MNZAP.Full Registration PBANZ. ACC Registered.

I enjoy working with a wide and diverse range of clients, aged between 16 and 66 years currently, these include individuals, couples and families. I graduated as a Psychotherapist in 2002, and have a particular interest and skillbase in working with trauma,depression, grief and loss. Therapy can help relieve emotional distress, enhance relationships, aid self-growth and finding meaning in life.

I believe the relationship established between therapist and client is the most important foundation for enabling significant healing to occur. Building safety and trust so that both presenting problems and deeper, underlying issues can be explored and worked through, in a way which can be transformative.

I have a background in teaching Drama, both in the UK and here. I have used it as a vehicle to help children in particular, to express their emotions, and work through distress. My training as a Psychotherapist was born out of my interest in early attachment, and how our primary relationships growing-up, can profoundly effect the way we feel about ourselves and influence the way we form relationships.

I work Psychodynamicallly (looking at how the past impacts on the present), and sometimes incorporate Art Therapy and/or Gestalt Therapy—when it is helpful.

Please feel free to contact me on my cellphone: 021 141 9311
Lister Centre: 09 623 1916