Dr Vicki Connop
Registered Clinical Psychologist
Professional Qualifications and Affiliations:
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of East London) 2001
BA (Hons) Psychology (Cardiff University) 1994
Registered with New Zealand Psychologist Board (Clinical Scope)
Originally from the UK, Vicki completed her clinical training at the University of East London and worked in public mental health services in London for 5 years before emigrating to New Zealand in 2006. She has worked in both adolescent and adult community mental health services in Auckland and currently has a private practice in Ponsonby.
Vicki specialises in mindfulness and compassion-based therapies, including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). She also offers a therapeutic modality called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming), which is an evidence-based therapy that helps people to process distressing or traumatic memories and release strong emotion which may be held in the body or mind.
Vicki has a strong interest in somatic work (working with emotion held in the body) and the teachings of Buddhist psychology and Yoga. In 2013 Vicki added a yoga teaching qualification to her skill set and has come to highly value the role that yoga and meditation practices can play in balancing and harmonising our emotional wellbeing.