Petra Charlewood

Petra Charlewood

Grad. Dip. Psychotherapy Studies
Hons (BA) Psychology
Registered Psychotherapist PBANZ, NZAP (Northern Branch)

Phone: 027 820 5655

I offer short or long-term psychotherapy to individuals. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where together we can explore your concerns and difficulties. In the first session I would aim to understand what brings you to psychotherapy and answer any questions you may have about how psychotherapy can help you. I am registered with the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (PBANZ). I am a member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP) and abide by their ethical code of conduct.


I work mainly from a​ psychodynamic approach​, although I also draw from aspects of CBT, DBT and mindfulness. I tailor my approach to individual needs rather than one size fits all. My practice is informed by my clinical and theoretical training and my life experience.

Areas of interest

I am interested in the emotional, cognitive, social, relational, physical and spritual aspects of health and well-being.​ I work with both men and women for a wide range of issues. I have a particular interest in working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, issues associated with immigrating and issues related to sexuality and gender.


I have worked with both men and women over a range of emotional, relational and mental health issues. I have experience working with people at a tertiary institute clinic and also at the Burnett Centre where I worked with issues around sexuality, gender and sexual health. I also draw on my life experience, including immigration and parenting.

Please contact me directly by text, phone or email for an appointment.


Petra Charlewood
027 820 5655

Cornerstone Psychotherapy
1A Cook Street
Howick, Auckland