"Restoring a new parent's sanity is no small feat. Anna managed not only this great task, but did so with a supportive, guiding hand which saw our restless, wakeful baby settle into a calm, consistent routine."
"Anna has helped me be the parent I want to be. She has helped me learn skills to enjoy being a parent more that I could have imagined and made me realise parenthood is a journey not a destination and it is more about helping our children learn rather than "teaching them".
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the help you have given us over the last 6-7 weeks. There has been a huge change in our daughter's behaviour which we wouldn’t have been able to achieve on our own – which has made a huge difference to all of our lives. Looking forward to continuing the work with our daughter over the next weeks and months."
– N & R
Dr Anna Martin is a child, adolescent and adult therapist and works with families when necessary. Anna was awarded her PhD from the University of Auckland and her Master of Counselling from Massey University and has worked in various environments, but has spent the majority of her time consulting in private practice. Anna has published articles on issues such as attachment, discipline and the parent/child relationship. Anna is often invited to speak at seminars and workshops around the country. [ more ]
Anna’s approach to therapy is collaborative and solutions focused. Anna works with children, adolescence and adults on a range of issues. When Anna works with families she uses responsive methods, supporting and empowering the voices of each member of the family and explores with parents what works for their familial environment. [ more ]
Anna is informed, but not limited to therapeutic modalities such as ACT, Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solutions-Focused Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Areas of child, adolescent and adult therapy include attachment issues, stress & anxiety, depression, step / blended family concerns, infant and child sleep and behavioural concerns, parenting, couples counselling.
Frequently Asked Questions
The FAQ section provides further information regarding the consultation process. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
How do I make an appointment?
Please refer to the ‘Contact’ page to make an appointment. Anna will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.
Duration of appointment is normally one hour.
For infant & child sleep issues appointment times vary according to the need of the client.
How much will a consultation cost?
This is discussed with you at the initial enquiry stage.
What is your cancellation policy?
Over the last year or so, I have had the opportunity to utilise information provided by Anna. Without exception I have found that her methods have made a difference to the way I parent and the "issues" I have been faced with and I know this is the case for others she has helped.K
So now my son and I are putting that plan into action and Anna has been there every step of the way with understanding, compassion and warmth. Thank you for guiding me through the confusion of baby sleep, helping me to understand my son better and working towards a good night's rest.Jo
...I can't imagine where we would be today if it had not been for Anna, she gave us hope in a desperate situation and allowed us to finally enjoy our daughter and sister again. Anna, we will never be able to truly express how much your expertise has meant to us. You are a remarkable lady, who we feel fortunate to have had work with us.L & B
For further enquires or to make an appointment, call Anna on 021 248 3414 or use the email form below.