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DL Psychology Welcomes You

As a Psychologist I am Here to Guide You

Have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a certified expert is the best way to put things into perspective. As a committed, professional Psychologist in Auckland, your well-being and mental strength is my number one priority. I’m happy to guide you through all of life’s challenges with the attention and care you deserve.

DL Psychology is a private practice that provides assessment and treatment for a variety of presenting problems. I am passionate and genuine about helping my clients maximise their strengths and enhance their skills so they can live more meaningful lives.

DL Psychology provides assessment and treatment for adolescents, and adults.

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"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind"

William James

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About Me

Iwona Kotowska-Livaja

NZ Registered Psychologist

MA SocClinPsych, PGDip PsychPrac   


My goal in life has always been to pursue a career where I could make a positive difference in people's lives.

This passion led me to study Social, Clinical and Forensic Psychology and eventually a full time job in a forensic mental health and disability field.

I am a professional Psychologist, registered under the Health Practitioners Competence

Assurance Act (2003) and a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society; the Institute of Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology; and the Global Institute of Forensic Research. In 2004, prior to coming to NZ, I completed my Masters Degree in Social and Clinical Psychology at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities (the first private university in Poland). I also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice at Massey University in 2009.

I am able to provide various psychological services to people with intellectual disabilities, general medical

and/or coexisting mental health conditions, victims of trauma and abuse.  I am fluent in Polish and English, and I can speak Croatian. I also have understanding of specific issues affecting multi-cultural immigrants to a new country.

I work primarily with youth and adults and use a bio-psycho-social framework as my clinical approach for addressing the needs of my clients. In my work I use the following types of therapy: Cognitive-Behavioural, Acceptance and Commitment, Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Interventions (MABIs), such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to treat problems with Emotional Regulation (ER). I am also trained in EMDR (member of EMDRAA).

As a NZ Registered Psychologist in the Auckland area, I am committed to the well-being of all my clients and go above and beyond to cater to their needs.

I truly care for all of my clients, and work diligently to help find them the answers they seek. Since 2009, I have worked with a variety of clients dealing with circumstances that are unique to their lives.

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According to the American Psychological Association, “Psychologists help people of all ages live happier, healthier and more productive lives.” Through the use of various psychotherapy methods and collaborative treatment measures, my clients develop life-changing habits to help them cope with any of life’s various obstacles. My therapy sessions are designed to explore personal issues and provide clients with effective tools to help them lead a meaningful and fulfilling life.

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