|Specialist Areas:||Adjustment to chronic illness, Adolescent development, Anxiety, Depression, Emotion regulation, Professional supervision, Trichotillomania|
|Treatment Areas:||Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)|
|Client Types:||Adolescent, Adult|
|Address:||682 Mount Albert Road|
|Practice Name:||Porteous Psychology|
|Bio:||Ele is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists board and a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychology (NZCCP). She has worked in a number of settings focused on supporting young people and their families, including public mental health services, Starship hospital, and in schools. She grew up in sunny Whakatane, in the Bay of Plenty and studied first at Waikato University before moving to Auckland to complete her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology.
With a warm and casual attitude Ele will help anyone feel comfortable in the therapy space. She believes clients should be active participants in therapy, and values the knowledge and skills that each individual client brings into the therapy room. Utilising evidence based approaches, Ele helps clients to reach their goals to live lives that are rich in meaningful experiences and full of vitality.
Areas of expertise:
Body focused repetitive behaviours (hairpulling/trichotillomania, skin picking/excoriation disorder, nail-biting …)
Diabetes (Particularly Type 1)
Living with chronic medical conditions
Parenting children with chronic medical conditions
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Self compassion/ mindful self compassion
|Availability:||Available Wednesdays only 8am-4.30pm.|