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Dr Emma Shaw - Registered Clinical Psychologist
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Dr Emma Shaw

Registered Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons) · DClinPsych · PG Cert
Registration: Registered to work in both New Zealand and the UK
Member of: The New Zealand Psychological Society

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist who has spent twelve years working across various roles in the mental and physical health sector. Specifically, my interests and expertise are in paediatric health psychology, child development and child and adolescent mental health.

I provide assessments and therapy for young people and their families, with a range of difficulties associated with physical and mental health conditions. For example, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, trauma, adjustment to a chronic health conditions and chronic pain management. I am experienced in supporting child development such as feeding disorders, sleeping, toileting and behavioural difficulties, alongside diagnostic assessments for developmental disorders such as Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

I trained as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK completing a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey. In addition, I completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions. I undertook a specialist placement in Paediatrics Oncology and worked in London within Paediatrics and Child Development before moving to New Zealand with my husband in January 2015.

I aim to provide a tailored package of care for each young person and family that I work with, so that I can meet their individual needs. I take an integrative approach drawing upon a range of therapies, with a particular interest in Narrative therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

I also provide supervision to other colleagues and consultation to companies and teams about the best ways to support young people and their families. I am happy to be contacted and discuss any potential referrals. I accept both self-referrals and referrals from agencies.


Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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

Child Development

  • Understanding a child’s intellectual, social and emotional skills to ensure they are reaching developmental milestones.

Paediatric Health Psychology

  • Addressing the psychological aspects of chronic illness and promoting positive health behaviours.

Neurodevelopmental Assessments

  • Assessment of intellectual disability, autistic spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.