Welcome to Crispin Balfour @psychotherapynz.org.
I am an experienced Registered Psychotherapist
(PBANZ) and member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists
(NZAP) with a Certificate of Advanced Clinical Practice. I work in general practice as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist based at Wellpark Avenue, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a powerful approach to mental and emotional development which makes good use of our remarkably human ability to allow one thing to stand for another, and works with the unconscious forces that shape our lives.
I have been training in psychotherapy since 1995, from a background in counselling, architecture, theatre and business. I practiced as a psychosynthesis psychotherapist and taught psychosynthesis for ten years, before becoming increasingly interested in psychoanalysis. I have recently completed a Masters in Psychoanalytic Studies at Deakin University and I am working towards membership of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia
(PPAA) through the New Zealand Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (NZIPP).
I work with individuals, couples, and groups, and offer professional supervision to therapists, teachers, managers and artists (wherever understanding unconscious processes is key to the success of the practice).