Ready to elevate your relationship? Try 

Talking About What Matters

Mental Health & Therapy with Lisa Gibson

Untangling What’s on Your Mind

So you can focus on living a meaningful life!

Life and relationships can introduce challenges that can disrupt our sense of well-being and hinder us from living the life we desire. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, navigating relationship difficulties, or seeking clarity, therapy offers a supportive space for growth and healing.

As a counselling psychologist, I'm dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and live more in alignment with their values. Through therapy, we can work together to develop helpful coping strategies, foster self-compassion, and cultivate greater self-awareness.

What I offer:

  • A personalised approach: I tailor my approach to your unique needs and goals, creating a safe space for exploration.

  • Evidence-based techniques: Using a scientific practitioner model, psychology is both an art and a science. I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

  • Addressing a wide range of concerns: I offer support for anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, stress management, and more.

Benefits of therapy:

  • Gain clarity on your thoughts and feelings

  • Develop effective coping strategies

  • Enhance communication and relationships

  • Build resilience and self-confidence

  • Manage stress and anxiety

  • Cultivate greater self-compassion

Therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution; rather it’s a collaborative journey. You don't have to face these challenges alone. By investing in your mental health, you're investing in a more fulfilling life, with greater clarity, resilience, and stronger relationships.

Ready to take the first step? Simply fill out the referral form and we will be in contact.

Individual or Couples Therapy

Individual Therapy

Life can leave you feeling lost, overwhelmed, or unsure where to turn. But you don't have to navigate these struggles alone. Through therapy, we'll work together to:

  • Gain clarity and insight into your challenges.

  • Develop coping strategies to manage difficult emotions.

  • Build resilience and identify your strengths.

  • Increase self-compassion and live in alignment with your values.  


A creative approach to therapy.

Life throws a lot at you in your teens. From navigating friendships and education to figuring out who you are, it's easy to feel overwhelmed.

If you're feeling unseen, unheard, or misunderstood, you're not alone. Many teens struggle with anxiety, stress, and figuring out their place in the world.

I specialise in helping teens unmask their struggles, with a compassionate, creative, and non-judgemental approach to therapy.


Maintain a healthy relationship and overcome obstacles.

Relationships are journeys filled with twists, turns, and unexpected detours. When challenges arise, navigating them effectively can feel impossible. Through therapy, I'll work with you to:

  • Improve communication and deepen your understanding.

  • Develop healthy conflict resolution techniques.

  • Rebuild trust and deepen your emotional connection.

  • Cultivate empathy and get on the same page.

Whether you're facing communication difficulties, struggling with intimacy, or simply seeking to strengthen your bond, we can provide the tools and guidance needed to create a more fulfilling and connected relationship.


Therapy for parents who feel burnt out. 

Parenting is a beautiful adventure, but it's not always easy. Juggling work, relationships, and your child's ever-evolving needs can leave you feeling overwhelmed. 

Investing in your own well-being is one of the most valuable commitments you can make as a parent. You deserve to take up space! Take an hour for yourself to reflect, savour a hot cup of tea, and prioritise your mental health. 

To make therapy more accessible, we offer childminding services, complete with an on-site playroom, in collaboration with The Co-Working Collective. Inquire to find out more.

Therapy Services

I specialise in helping individuals and couples cope with life’s challenges. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I aim to help people live more in alignment with their values.

Therapeutic Approaches:

Tailoring my approach to your unique needs, I draw from various therapeutic modalities, including:

  • Sex and Relationship Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Mental Health Expertise

  • Anxiety

  • Depression and low mood

  • Emotional dysregulation

  • Social anxiety

  • Perfectionism 

  • Low self-esteem

  • Grief and loss

  • Suicidal thinking

  • Stress and burnout


  • Communication

  • Sex and intimacy

  • Emotional distance

  • Attachment patterns

  • Setting healthy boundaries

  • Rebuilding trust

  • Parenting stress

  • Adjusting to change

  • Relationship maintenance

The Therapy Process

As a counselling psychologist, I'm here to walk alongside you on your path of self-discovery, healing, and growth.

I offer a structured framework to understand your challenges and strengths, aiding you in navigating unhelpful thoughts and beliefs while introducing fresh perspectives.

Together, we'll explore strategies to embrace uncomfortable feelings and approach challenges from a new angle.

Throughout our sessions, I place high value on collaboration, fostering a safe, non-judgmental space where you can freely explore your thoughts and work towards your goals.  

In-person sessions are available in Palmerston North with childminding services available. I also provide online therapy to individuals and couples across New Zealand! Simply log in from any private location and settle in with a cup of tea for your therapy session.

Ways of Working With Me

In-Person Therapy

Meet me for sessions in Palmerston North

Walk & Talk Therapy

Get outdoors and connect with nature

Online Therapy

Access support from the comfort of your own home


Individual sessions: 60 minutes for $185 (incl. GST)

Relationship sessions: 90 minutes for $240 (incl. GST)


I accept WINZ payments, which provide financial assistance to cover the cost of fortnightly sessions for individuals who qualify.

This funding is also available to full-time students through Study Link. 

Need Urgent Support?

Here is a link to free helplines and mental health services available in New Zealand that offer support, information, and help

We have also created an interactive safety plan for suicidal ideation, self-harm, panic attacks, and more!

"The thing I am the most grateful for is that it’s always been evident that you are not here because it’s your role or because you are getting paid but that you genuinely want the best for me. I have never felt like a name on a list or that you are showing up for just another session."

Communication Tools

Our versatile tools inspire creativity, emotional awareness, and open communication.


This product has been added to your cart