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Illumen Psychology

We care for our bodies when they are injured. Let us also take time to nurture our minds.


Illumen is open on the North Shore

Our services are now available.


Mental healthcare specialists

We provide evidence-based treatments supporting growth and positive change.


One in four

New Zealanders will experience mental health difficulties this year. The good news is that effective treatments exist.


Let’s start talking

Together we can formulate a plan for getting things on track.

Welcome to

Illumen are a growing team of Clinical Psychologists and mental health specialists. We combine science, theory, and clinical experience to help people with issues that are getting in the way of living.

Food For Thought
July 4, 2020

We need to change the way we think about mental health

  What would happen if we weren't so stoic and secretive about psychological difficulties? Illumen Clinical Psychologist Kathryn Harvey gives her take on the stigma of seeing a psychologist.   “Did you manage to get away from work today ok?” I ask my client.. “Yeah, no problem, I just tell my boss you’re my physio”. It’s something I hear often,…
April 25, 2020

Sleep in the Time of Coronavirus

If you’re having trouble sleeping, having wacky vivid dreams, or feeling unusually tired during the day at the moment, rest assured there’s nothing wrong with you. These are all normal reactions to highly abnormal events.   A lot of people are describing feeling unusually tired at the moment, sleeping worse, and noticing strange things happening in their dreams. What does science tell…
ArticlesFood For ThoughtTherapies
April 16, 2020

Life after Lockdown

When the ‘chips are down’, how does our psychology and mindset contribute to how well we adjust? It’s something we’ve all had a taste of over the past 4 weeks during the COVID-19 national lockdown. As we start to contemplate what life will hold over the coming weeks and months, this seems more relevant than ever.    Dr Paul Wood,…

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