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Deborah Wistow - Registered Clinical Psychologist

Deb Wistow is not currently accepting new referrals.

Deborah Wistow

Registered Psychologist

MSc Psychology (USA)
Member of: NZ Psychological society ยท American Psychological Association

I returned to private psychology practice in 2009 and am currently running a full time practice in Rotorua.

I work with ACC clients across Physical Injury and Senstive Claims. I hold the Pain Management Psychology Contract, PGAP and take Sensitive Claims referrals.

I have been providing services on Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) for 16 years.

I had a private practice in USA prior to moving to New Zealand. In the USA I specialised in the treatment of trauma working with Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans and victims of crime and sexual assault. I provided trauma services for the police, firefighters and the American Red Cross . I presently have a contract with the NZ Police providing psychological services to Police personnel.

I was born in England where I trained and worked initially as a nurse. I have maintained my interest and practice in medical and health psychology. I provided group therapy for the respiratory and cardiac programs at Rotorua Hospital and have treated adults and children with serious medical conditions as well as pain management psychology work. I am a member of the NZ Pain Society.

When I first moved to New Zealand I worked for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and have spent many years working with young children with trauma, anxiety and ADHD.

I worked at Adult Mental Health Services in Rotorua for 2 years and have been a provider of psychological services for the Primary Health Organisation and Department of Corrections.

I am a Certified Biofeedback Practitioner (USA) and member of the American Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.

I am a Certified Couples and Family Therapist (USA).

I spent a number of years studying and training at the San Francisco Jung Institute and the Jung Insititute in Zurich. I provide longer term therapy for clients with Psychodynamic and Jungian psychotherapy.

I am a member of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.


Pain Management

  • Assisting people psychologically on how to understand and cope with chronic pain.

Employee Assistance Programmes

  • For employees whose personal and work-related issues are impacting on their work.

Family Therapy

  • Helping families improve communication and resolve conflict.


  • Emotional and behavioural problems arising from experience of traumatic and stressful events.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

  • The range of mental health and developmental conditions relevant to children and adolescents.

272 Te Ngae Road,
(located next to Gourlay Homes & opposite the Redwood Centre)