Dr Ele Porteous

Clinical Psychologist
Location Icon
Location Icon
Available, accepting new clients
Full, enquire about waitlist
Full, not accepting new clients
Dr Ele Porteous


Ele has worked in a number of settings focused on supporting young people and their families including public mental health services, Starship hospital, and in schools. With a warm and casual attitude Ele will help anyone feel comfortable in the therapy space. Ele values the knowledge and skills that each individual client brings into the therapy room. Utilising evidence based approaches, Ele helps clients to reach their goals to live lives that are rich in meaningful experiences and full of vitality. 
  • Working with adolescents & young adults
  • Parenting & parenting stressors
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Body focused repetitive behaviours (hairpulling/trichotillomania, skin picking/excoriation disorder, nail-biting …)
  • Diabetes (Particularly Type 1)
  • Living with chronic medical conditions
  • Parenting children with chronic medical conditions
Therapy approaches
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Self-compassion/mindful self-compassion
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences, University of Waikato
  • Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Psychology, University of Auckland
  • Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, University of Auckland
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists board
  • Member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists

Book with Ele

Please outline briefly what you would like help with; we will endeavour to contact you within 24 hours for a free phone consultation, if we can’t help you we can do our best to point you in the right direction.


Currently not accepting new clients.


Ele is based in Ellerslie




Thanks for your enquiry, we will endeavour to contact you within 24 hours for a free 15 minute phone consultation.

Please note that we are not an emergency service, in the event of an emergency please call 111. If you need to talk to someone urgently you can see your GP or phone one of the following helplines.

Lifeline: 0800 543 354
Youthline: 0800 376 633
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.