Psychological Services & Appointments

Psychological Services

Mr Abraham is an expert in working in complex situations with multiple individuals and organisations. He aims to mobilise the resources available to achieve the best outcome for his client. He believes in shared decision making and working with the client/s to help make change.

He is supportive and non-judgmental. He seeks creative solutions tailored to each individual situation.

Mr Abraham will work collaboratively with other professionals if consent is provided, for example other psychologists, psychiatrists, addiction services etc.

Areas for intervention are grouped below.

Download an initial psychological consultation form from the Resources page.


Children, Families & Schools

·      Behaviour management

·      Curriculum support

·      Cross-cultural practice support

·      Facilitating supportive programmes in schools for young people

·      Management of a traumatic incident (such as the death of a child in the school).

·      Assessing and supporting learning difficulties

·      Expert classroom management techniques

·      Restorative conferencing and mediation

·      School difficulties

·      Truancy

·      Practical in school strategies

·      Assessment of autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability and dyslexia.


Adult Support

Quentin uses a variety of therapeutic skills including cognitive therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, ACT, and mindfulness among others to help you resolve your difficulties.

·      Behaviour and anger management

·      Anxiety management

·      Stress management

·      Relationship difficulties

·      Bereavement support

·      Workplace resilience

·      Life skills surrounding learning difficulties such as dyslexia, memory problems etc

·      Social skills including for those with Asperger syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder.

·      Developing emotional intelligence

·      Post-graduate exam coaching for professionals

·      Exam coaching for students

·      Presentation skills

·      Coaching and mentoring

·      Goal setting

·      Mediation


Children, Families & Home

  ·     Parenting skills

·      Managing mixed and blended families and their dynamics

·      Relationship issues

·      Managing challenging behaviour

·      Bed wetting

·      Emotional disturbance

·      Dealing with developmental and learning difficulties including Autism Spectrum Disorders.

·      Children struggling with divorce

·      Bereavement support


Schools & Learning

·      Individual Assessment including play based assessment and dynamic assessment

·      Behaviour management

·      Anger management

·      Anxiety management

·      Assessing and managing learning difficulties

·      Dealing with bullying and other student conflicts

·      Improving social skills

·      Raising self-esteem

·      Exam coaching

·      Group work, Circle of Friends and assertiveness

·      School difficulties

·     Truancy

·     Practical in school strategies

·      Study programmes for adolescents

·      Curriculum support for home schooling

·      Transition programmes when transferring from one school to another.

·      Cross cultural practice


Schools & Organisations

·      Teacher and RTLB (Resource Teachers of Learning and behaviour) supervision.

·      Professional development for teachers and support staff.

·      Teacher aide training

·      Bullying prevention

·      Index of Inclusion

·      School community conflict

·      Staff wellbeing

·      Stress management

·      Mediation

·      Liaison with other agencies or schools.


Psychological Appointments

How do I make an appointment?

Self-referrals are accepted directly from adults and referrals for young people by their guardians and other agencies with the young person’s consent. Referrals can also be received from schools, doctors and workplaces with the consent of the client.

Please contact reception on:

Telephone: 04 970 1370

Email: quentinabraham@greenstoneconsultants.co.nz 

How long will I have to wait to see a psychologist?

Most people can get an appointment within 2-3 weeks although occasionally it may be longer. If you are able to attend at short notice, should there be a cancellation, please let the receptionist know.

After hours appointments are sometimes available by pre-arrangement.

Do I need to do anything before the appointment?

A questionnaire will be sent to you prior to the appointment. Please fill this in as comprehensively as you can and bring it with you.

Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?

Yes. Please bring your questionnaire and all previous reports and assessments.

You are welcome to bring a friend or relative with you.

What will happen at the appointment?

Mr Abraham will make an assessment of your problems or concerns, any successful or partially successful attempts for you or others to resolve the problem. Goals will be determined and the details of how success will be recorded.

Further assessment and intervention may be necessary before a full plan for action can be implemented.

Most initial consultations take between one to one and half hours. Follow-up consultations are usually between 40 – 60 minutes. Most clients require between 2 to 6 sessions depending on the complexity of the concern.

How do I pay for the consultation?

Payment can be made at the time of the consultation by cash, cheque or by internet banking. Please enquire about the cost at the time of making the appointment.

Is the appointment confidential?

Your personal information is always kept confidential unless we have your permission to share it. We will always ask for permission to share information with other professionals. The only exception to this guarantee is if you or someone else is at risk of significant harm

Medical and psychological consultations may be available after hours, by appointment only. Please discuss your needs with the receptionist.