Dr Loretta White

Loretta is a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with clients across the lifespan.  She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford, U.K. and worked in paediatric and health psychology in three large U.K. hospitals, as well as private practice.  Loretta then moved to Japan and worked in a University Well-being Service providing psychological support for students and staff.  Loretta has worked in New Zealand since early 2022 and currently works at Starship Hospital and in private practice.  Loretta brings a warm, empathic and genuine approach to therapy.  Within her work she draws from a range of psychological models and approaches to help her work in collaboration with her clients to meet their goals.

Expertise
  • Adjustment to stressful life events and trauma
  • Health Psychology and adjustment to chronic health conditions
  • Anxiety disorders including OCD, social anxiety, panic attacks and phobias
  • Low mood and depression
  • Dealing with intense emotions
  • Low self-esteem
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Managing stress
  • Perfectionism, procrastination and imposter syndrome
  • Relationship issues
  • Supervision
Therapy approaches
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples
Qualifications
  • Foundation course in systemic thinking and practice (accredited by the Institute of Family Therapy, U.K.)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Oxford, U.K.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Nottingham, U.K.)
Affiliations
  • Registered Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologist Board
  • Member of the New Zealand Psychological Society
  • Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Registered Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (UK)

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