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Psychological counselling is an opportunity for you to learn about, and deal with your heart condition and to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Liz Painter - Clinical Psychologist

lizLiz Painter, is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who provides confidential counselling and therapy at the Auckland Heart Group premises at 98 Mountain Road (in Mercy Hospital). Liz can help you with:

  • Learning to manage- heart fears, stress, anxiety, sleep problems, fatigue, depression
  • Learning psychological techniques to help with chronic chest pain, angina, palpitations, high blood pressure, dealing with medical procedures
  • Planning for a healthy lifestyle change - diet and exercise maintenance, relationships, sexual activity
  • Other non heart related psychological problems.

Liz works alongside the Auckland Heart Group cardiology team, the Mercy Hospital nurses and other staff to provide patients with the best possible care.

Liz has worked for more than 25 years as a Clinical Psychologist and has over 15 years experience in Heart services.

Psychological Counselling

Seeing a psychologist can help with both understanding and relieving the stresses of having a heart condition but also help with making a positive lifestyle change.

Living with a heart condition can sometimes be worrying and distressing.

Everyones experience is a very personal one, and we all cope in different ways. However, sometimes individuals can feel overwhelmed and can benefit from professional help to cope and develop strategies to deal with these stresses.

Psychologists have training in how people behave, think and feel and how this interacts with their body's functioning.

Making an appointment

  • Before you make use of this service you may wish to discuss it with your doctor and/or nurse.
  • You may make an appointment by ringing Auckland Heart Group on Ph: (09) 623 1020 or emailing ahg@heartgroup.co.nz
  • You may wish to discuss your concerns directly with Liz. Liz can be contacted on 021 455 589 or by email lpainter@xtra.co.nz

Liz is registered with the Psychologists Board of New Zealand and is under the Code of Ethics & Requirements of the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act. This requirement is to provide a safe and confidential service that is regularly supervised and meets continuing education standards.

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