Frank Hayes provides psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), positive psychology, family therapy and consultation and supervision services through his private psychology practice at Medplus Family Medical Centre.

For over twenty years, Frank has specialised in working with children, adolescents, and families, as well as Men’s psychological health issues.  Common referral concerns relate to anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, abuse, acting out behaviours, relational issues, and self-esteem. 

A particular area of focus is Early Parenting Services, providing support to expectant and new parents.  He has designed the group, New Fathers , to support men in the transition to fatherhood. Frank consulted previously with Maternal Mental Health, Waitemata Health Board, where he provided Couples Forums from 2003-2010.  

Frank has recently begun a Young Menz Forum for men ages 21-27. The group explores the transition to Manhood, and the specific issues young men face in regard to growing up and establishing their sense of identity and belonging, while developing career direction and more intimate relationships.

Coming soon is the Couples Forum for new parents. It will provide an opportunity to discuss the complex issues of becoming parents and the many challenges and rewards of this special period in life. Suitable for parents with a child less than 2-years of age.

From 1999-2006 Frank was a Lecturer at AUT in the Department of Psychotherapy and Applied Psychology. He has taught courses in Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Developmental Psychology, and Infant Attachment and Emotional Development.  He has also taught courses in Children’s Grief and on Fatherhood, at the Human Development and Training Institute of New Zealand.

Born and trained in Canada, Frank did his post-graduate study at the Institute of Child Study, the University of Toronto, graduating in 1989 after completing a B.Sc. in Psychology (Trent University, 1987). He is a Registered Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board, is a full member of the New Zealand Psychological Society, and receives supervision to support his clinical work. 

Is psychotherapy right for you:

· Do you feel overwhelmed and are struggling to cope?
· Do you feel stuck?
· Do you want to understand yourself more deeply?

So what can I expect to gain?

· Better quality relationships
· Develop greater purpose, meaning and clarity in life
· Greater capacity to cope with change