Louise Kirkland

Session Type

  • Face to face
  • Online


  • Monday to Friday 10am -3pm
  • Late night Wednesday and Thursday


Kia ora, I’m Lou and I grew up in Wellington and now live in the beautiful South Canterbury region.  I have been working within Mental Health and Addictions services for 20 years and feel passionate and invested in finding ways to move towards the things in life that are important for the people I connect with.  I value a compassionate and holistic approach that draws from a wide range of treatment modalities such as acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, and with a strong grounding in trauma informed practice.    I love to be outdoors, exploring new places and experiencing new challenges – this fills my cup!

I look forward to the opportunity to connect with you.

Professional Body Membership

  • Addictions Practitioners Aotearoa New Zealand (DAPAANZ)
  • NZ Occupational Therapy Board

Areas of Expertise

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Relationship
  • Trauma & Stress Disorder

Qualifications / Training

  • BHSc(OT)
  • PGCert (Mental health and addiction studies)

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