Psychologist.nz | Rotorua

Dianne Akurangi - Registered Clinical Psychologist
Taking Referrals

Dianne Akurangi

Registered Clinical Psychologist

BSW (Hons) · MA (Hons) · PGDipClinPsych
Member of: NZ Psychological Society


Originally from a farming community in South Otago, Di, along with her husband and children, have called Rotorua home for 30 years. She has extensive experience as a Social Worker before gaining her qualifications as a Clinical Psychologist in 2006.

Currently, she sees older children, youth and adults for a range of mental health difficulties – primarily mood related issues (anxiety, depression, grief and trauma). She provides clinical supervision for a range of professionals and holds contracts with Police and Fire & Emergency NZ. Di also has an interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder, undertaking diagnostic assessments for youth and adults. While registered with ACC (ISSC/Sensitive Claims and Psychological Services contract), she is no longer accepting referrals for Sensitive Claims at this time.

Specialties

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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

Adult Mental Health

  • Psychologists are experts in mental health and most commonly work with people with anxiety, trauma, stress and depressive conditions.

Clinical Supervision

  • A formalised process of support, reflection and learning used for professional development and consultation on practice. All psychologists are required to attend supervision.

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Assessments

  • Assessment and diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability.