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Anna Shum-Pearce

Clinical Psychologist

Hello, kia ora, 你好.​

My name is Anna, I use the pronouns she and her. I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with seven years of experience working with adults in mental health. I am passionate about providing respectful, empowering, empathetic and helpful assessment, therapy and professional supervision.


I can help out with a wide range of mental health issues, life struggles and ‘stuck’ feelings, and am particularly interested in men’s mental health, Asian mental health, trauma-focused work, and difficulties with emotions, depression, anxiety, or identity. Please contact me if you have any questions about what I could help you out with, or whether psychology is right for you.


My qualifications and experience: I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsyc) from the University of Auckland (Waipapa Taumata Rau) and a BSc in psychology with first-class honours from Victoria University of Wellington (Te Herenga Waka). I have worked in the public mental health service since 2014, for Counties Manukau and Hutt Valley DHBs.


I am registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board, in the clinical scope of practice. I am a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the International Society for Emotion Focused Therapy, and am an associate member of the Australian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy.


I offer a range of assessment and therapy options. My base training had a focus on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). However, since finishing my university training, I have also undertaken training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). I usually use ACT as my main model for therapy and supervision, integrating aspects from other therapies, however I am happy to ‘do what works’ if another model would work better for you. Don’t worry if these terms don’t mean anything to you- I am happy to talk them through, or to make a suggestion as to what might fit best with your particular style and issue.


I have also completed training on Maori, Pacific and Asian models of mental health and recovery, supervision, trauma-focused work, suicide and risk management, gender and sexuality, autism, ‘personality disorders’, and working with psychosis, among others.


Phone Anna on 021 022 71915 to book an appointment

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