Couples Therapy Auckland

Lynne Dunphy

Grad. Dip. Psychotherapy, MNZAP, MNZAC, Registered psychotherapist with PBANZ, completed training as EFT couples therapist.


Sometimes it can be helpful to talk confidentially to someone who's outside your sphere of friends and family to gain new perspectives on issues affecting you. I am an experienced therapist, working with both couples and individuals, offering short or long-term therapy. Using Emotionally Focused Therapy with couples offers a potent way of enhancing and repairing relationships in distress.

Since 2001, I have worked full-time as a psychotherapist, with both individuals and couples, in private practice and for not-for-profit organisations (New Zealand AIDS Foundation Burnett Centre, Auckland Family Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre and Lifeline). I am currently in private practice.

I also spent eight years as a phone counsellor with Lifeline and a year with Youthline.

Current practice and areas of special interest

Currently my practice is divided between couple work and individual work - sexual orientation, gender issues, adoption, stress, and grief, loss and anxiety are all areas I work with.

Contact and arrangements

Phone: 021 172 2963


The fee for a one-hour couple session is $140 and individual sessions are $120, fee includes GST. For the first session, I allow up to one and a half hours at no extra cost.

My rooms are located in Herne Bay, close to the motorway with easy parking.

I can usually see new clients within a week or so, and have some after hours spaces available by negotiation.