About Cian Kerrisk

Therapist & Counsellor
                                                   MNZPsS, MNZAC.                                                            MHSc(Hons), PGDipPHlth, GradDipPsychSoc, BA(Ed.), CertCBT

Hello, my name is Cian Kerrisk. I am an experienced Therapist and Counsellor. Welcome to my website where you can learn more about the services that I offer in Auckland, as well as information about my approach to psychotherapy and counselling.

In addition to maintaining a small Private Practice in Ponsonby I work as a School Counsellor. I have previously worked  as a therapist with Children, Adolescents, and Families in a Government agency specialist team, as a Senior Tertiary Lecturer (Mental Health), as a Clinician for an Addiction and Mental Health service, for Government Helplines (Community Services, Family Violence, Victims of Crime, Christchurch Earthquake Support), as a Student Advisor at UNITEC, and as the Manager for Youthline Manukau

As a therapist I hold a strong respect for spiritual, cultural, and social factors that impact on a person's lived experience. My aim is to work in an empathetic and collaborative way and provide a safe, holding and supportive environment where you can work through difficulties and overcome what keeps you from living life to your full potential. I believe that the Therapeutic Relationship is the most important factor in psychological healing. Through this, you can discover new ways of relating, thinking and behaving that can then be integrated into life to bring about positive changes. 

Academic Qualifications

Master of Health Science (1st Class Honours, AUT University) 
Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health (Including Alcohol & Drug Studies & Mental Health papers)
Graduate Diploma in Psychosocial (Psychotherapy) Studies 
Bachelor of Arts - University of Auckland (Education, Anthropology, Counselling, Psychology papers)
Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (UK)
Certificate in Higher Education (Adult Teaching)
Certificate in Supervisory Management

 Registrations & Professional Memberships

Full Member - New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC)                                                             Full Member - New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS)                                                                   Member - New Zealand Institute of Counselling Psychology

 Practice rooms located at Three Lamps Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre 

2 Jervois Rd,  Ponsonby, Auckland

Mobile: 021 973455

Email: synthesis-therapy@slingshot.co.nz