About Us

Our Psychologists

Helen Inkster studied at Canterbury University, qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 1995. She is registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and is a Fellow of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists. Helen has worked in many fields including privately, contracting and in the public sector with adults and adolescents.

Helen has maintained a private practice in Nelson for 20 years. She has a specific interested in working with trauma, anxiety and stress. She is keen to work with professionals to maintain their own wellness, in particular, the prevention of burnout.

Helen has a practical, down to earth style, and works well with people from all walks of life. She uses cognitive behavioural techniques, incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is also an accredited practitioner in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and has used this technique successfully since 1997.

Qualifications:

BA (Psychology), MA (Honours, Psychology), Diploma in Clinical Psychology, FNZCCP

Kris Garstang is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience in the field of adult mental health. She has worked in both the public and private sectors. Kris set up Life Mind Psychology in Nelson in 2002.

Kris is registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and is a fellow of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists.

Kris takes a practical approach to emotional problems and loves helping people find the tools they need to manage their emotions and behaviours. Her approach is primarily a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach but she uses tools from other therapies if these are appropriate for a particular problem.





Qualifications:

BSc (Psychology), MSc (Psychology), PGDipClinPsych, M.Mgt (Health Services), FNZCCP