“In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.” (Carl Gustav Jung)
Welcome to “Dr Luis Gustavo Vechi´s” blog.
I am an English – Portuguese speaker Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate degree in Psychology.
When it comes to my personal roots, I am a Brazilian national (from Sao Paulo) of Italian descent.
I am in private practice in Hamilton, New Zealand, and a full member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists.
Over 25 years as a Psychologist, I have been supporting people to manage and overcome their difficulties and to fulfill their potentials and vocation in life.
I am experienced in delivering psychological services for adults and couples. Among the clinical issues, I work with are the following ones: anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism, trauma, loss, grief & bereavement, interpersonal problems, adjustment to change, and family & couple difficulties.
I was originally trained in the Jungian psychodynamic model in Psychology which is my main reference in my practice. However, my clinical evidence-based approach integrates other models in order to meet clients’ needs and preferences, such as EMDR, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and CBT.
Collaborative practice with clients, transparency and commitment are the main values that guide my work.
I am registered with ACC for pain management, sexual abuse/sensitive claim treatment, and therapy for those people who have ACC cover for a physical injury. Furthermore, I can accept private insurance companies referrals such as Asteron, NIB, among others.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked for different health institutions in New Zealand and in Brazil and I am currently a consultant Clinical Psychologist for two forensic inpatient units, Henry Bennett Service, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton.
I also worked part-time as a university lecturer in Psychology until 2014 and I am still a research fellow member of the Personality Studies Laboratory, Psychology Institute, University of Sao Paulo.
For further information on the clinical services provided for adults and couples, please visit the other sections of this blog.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Luis Gustavo Vechi, PhD