Appointments, Location & Fees for Psychotherapy and Counselling in Whangarei

Regular Sessions

Psychotherapy and Counselling sessions with individual clients are usually weekly 60 minute appointments.  Relationship sessions are  about 90 minutes. Regularity of appointments are important to how much we can achieve together – so deciding to start counselling is a commitment to yourself. Some clients prefer to do a short course of five or ten sessions while others prefer an ongoing relationship of several months to a year or longer.

Fees for Psychotherapy and counselling with Henriette Politano in Whangarei:

Individual counselling/therapy sessions: $ 100

Couples counselling/therapy sessions:         $140

ACC sensitive claims clients:  I provide ACC Sensitive Claims Psychotherapy and Counselling (assessment and treatment).   Under the new ACC Integrated Services for Sensitive Claims Contract there are no additional costs for the client.

I ask you to pay me by cheque or cash at the end of the session.  Alternatively, we can make an arrangement for internet banking.

As a registered ACC Sensitive Claims Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I can lodge the  relevant forms for you and help you in navigating the ACC process.  It is really easy and client-friendly.

I have the necessary applications for the WINZ Disability Allowance for Counselling and am happy to fill these out together with you. This can make things much less worrying.


Please ring or e-mail for an appointment.  My regular practice days in Whangarei are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,

Evening appointments are available – please allow some time to pre-book as they are very much in demand.

I ask you to give me 48 hours courtesy notice for any cancellation.  Sometimes that may not be possible, in that case I request 24 hours notice.  Anything less than that means I will have to charge you for the session.

I work strictly on an appointment basis and will endeavour to see you within one week of making contact. In urgent cases I will do my best to see you sooner.  In special cases I also can arrange home or hospital visits.


Counselling Business Whangarei

I work from a confidential and comfortable consulting room in The Old Municipal Building on 71 Bank Street, Whangarei. This is within walking distance of all other Whangarei central businesses. There is a Pay parking lot behind the building and there also are parking meters in the adjacent side streets.