About Cian Kerrisk

                              Therapist & Counsellor                                          

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.

I have more than 15 years experience working in the Counselling and Social Services field. In addition to maintaining a small Private Practice in Ponsonby I currently work as a School Counsellor in a private school and have previously worked  as a psychological therapist with Children, Adolescents, and Families in a specialist government agency, asTertiary Senior  Lecturer (Mental Health), as a Clinician for an Addiction and Mental Health service, for Community Service Helplines (Family Violence, Victims of Crime, Christchurch Earthquake Support), and as a Manager for Youthline

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 (Counselling, Psychology, Education, Anthropology 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