Troy Wathey

Session Type

  • Face to face
  • Online
  • Phone


Wednesday to Friday 9 am - 7 pm


Hi, my name is Troy Wathey, I have been working as a social worker/therapist for now 18 years in New Zealand. I have worked with numerous individuals, couples, and groups, of all ages and ethnicities. In those 18 years, I have worked in government agencies, and have network with a lot of community agencies. My areas of understanding and experience include working in the Youth Justice and Care Protection system, Corrections, and for a District Health Board in the area of mental health and addictions. During my time working with young persons and their families, I have learnt a lot about the challenges young people face, and their families, and how the right type of understanding, support, and guidance is important. The Correction services taught me, along with working in the mental health and addiction area how important empathy, honest, personal awareness, growth, development, and the belief that change can happen is important.

For the last 15 years, I have worked for a District Health Board with individuals and groups in all sorts of mental health and addiction areas. Working in these fields including for many years in the emergency mental health and addiction team has opened me up to the challenges that people face and can suddenly find themselves in. These experiences, learnings, and going through people’s journeys and challenges have helped me become a more rounded, realistic, and experienced therapist. I am an open, honest, easy-going, and non-judgemental person. I understand life can be challenging, and difficult. Therefore, this is where therapy can be useful. Sometimes therapy sessions need only be for a few sessions, other times sessions are more medium and long term. I understand that also it also takes time to make changes or gain an understanding of your current situation. As your therapist, I will be asking you for your story and I will be asking you to review your situation, and times to explore those difficult memories. But with support from myself and others if needed, we can hopefully come to an outcome that best suits you.

Areas of Expertise

  • Addictions
  • Anger or violence issues
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Career Guidance / Development
  • Couples therapy
  • Family issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Stress
  • Workplace performance and relationships
  • Youth (13 -18 years)

Qualifications / Training

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