Mindchanging Personalised Sessions


Personalised therapy sessions are tailored to your specific needs. You can choose to learn a variety of skills depending on what difficulties you are facing. Skills that many people find helpful are:

  • tools for building and mending relationships;
  • ways to reduce and tolerate painful emotions;
  • strategies for solving difficult problems.

Who will I see if I come for therapy?

Dr Christina Birkin, a registered clinical psychologist with more than ten years experience in helping people figure out how they can have a better life. You can read more about Christina here.

What happens in an individual session?

When you come to see me we will talk about why you have come, and try to make sense of what has been going on for you. Our first session is a chance for you to decide how well we connect, and whether I am the person you would like to work with.

At the end of the first session I will give you some suggestions on how we might work together to address the issues you are facing, and if you want to continue therapy with me we will make a plan. I may also be able to tell you how many sessions I think we might need to make progress on the problems you have come with. 

What kind of therapies do you use?
I have trained in several therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy. I use a combination of these therapies in my work with clients, with a commitment to using the most effective therapy for the problem you come with. You and I will talk about what sort of therapy is likely to work best for you, and what approach you would pefer.

How much will my therapy cost?
Many clients see me for 8 -12 sessions.
Each session is around 50-60 minutes long and the  cost for each session is $130.

Where do I find you?

Individual sessions are held at Rust Ave Medical Centre, 15 Rust Avenue, Whangarei.

Okay, I'm interested. How can I find out more?

If you would like to talk about whether an individual session would be right for you, or would like to book a session please contact me:

Dr Christina Birkin
Send email to Christina
Phone or text: 021 295 7892

Postal Address: PO Box 10035, Te Mai, Whangarei 0143

Physical Address: Rust Avenue Medical Centre, 15 Rust Ave, Whangarei 1001