Petra Charlewood

Petra Charlewood

Grad. Dip. Psychotherapy Studies
Hons (BA) Psychology
Registered Psychotherapist PBANZ, NZAP (Northern Branch)

Phone: 027 820 5655

I offer short or long-term psychotherapy to individuals. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where together we can explore your concerns and difficulties. In the first session I would aim to understand what brings you to psychotherapy and answer any questions you may have about how psychotherapy can help you. I am registered with the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (PBANZ). I am a member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP) and abide by their ethical code of conduct.


I work mainly from a​ psychodynamic approach​, although I also draw from aspects of CBT, DBT and mindfulness. I tailor my approach to individual needs rather than one size fits all. My practice is informed by my clinical and theoretical training and my life experience.

Areas of interest

I am interested in the emotional, cognitive, social, relational, physical and spritual aspects of health and well-being.​ I work with both men and women for a wide range of issues. I have a particular interest in working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, issues associated with immigrating and issues related to sexuality and gender.


I have worked with both men and women over a range of emotional, relational and mental health issues. I have experience working with people at a tertiary institute clinic and also at the Burnett Centre where I worked with issues around sexuality, gender and sexual health. I also draw on my life experience, including immigration and parenting.

Please contact me directly by text, phone or email for an appointment.


Petra Charlewood
027 820 5655