A bit about me

Tēnā koutou, greetings my name is Wendy Knight. As well as being a psychologist I am a wife, a daughter, sister, aunt and a friend. I am also a great animal lover and enjoy being in the outdoors. When I am not at work you will often find me with my husband and our dog at our local park, or at one of the many beautiful beaches, hiking tracks or parks around Tāmaki Makaurau. I’m curious about what is going on in the world and a bit of a news nerd. I love cooking for people and cherish time spent with friends and whānau.


Professional me

I am registered as a psychologist with New Zealand Psychologists' Board and I hold a current practicing certificate. I am a full member of the NZ Psychological Society (MNZPsS). 

Currently, alongside my private practice, I contract my services to a counselling practice two days per week providing therapy for ACC sensitive claims clients.

Prior to moving into individual therapy in late 2017, I spent eight years working full-time as a psychologist in the New Zealand Defence Force. I worked with individuals and teams from a wide range of backgrounds. During that time, I provided a variety of psychological tools and services to support our military service men and women to perform at their best both locally and overseas. I continued to work part-time as a reserve psychologist until early 2019.

Prior to my current career as a psychologist, I worked in the corporate finance industry.

My relevant qualifications:

  • Master of Arts: Psychology (Honours)
    The University of Auckland

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Arts: Psychology
    The University of Auckland

  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling Practice: Counselling
    Wellington Institute of Technology

  • Diploma in Business (marketing)
    The University of Auckland


Why the transition to solely doing therapy?

What I realised through my years of military service was that the part of my role that gave me the most meaning and purpose, was the tasks where I was working one-to-one alongside individuals. It was and is a privilege when someone chooses to entrust their most difficult experiences, thoughts and emotions with me. Whether it be work performance challenges or personal issues.

As well, I understand from my own lived experiences how difficult it can be to face our fears and ask for help. I know how important it is to honour people’s trust in another and for them to find a warm, supportive and non-judgemental environment that enables them to navigate life’s challenges.

Wendy Knight