Assessors dealing with Giftedness / Counselling Services

While we do our best to include only psychologists or other professionals with a special interest in or experienced in dealing with gifted children, this listing does not imply NZAGC’s endorsement. Nor is this an exhaustive list: if you want to be included, or know someone who should be, please contact the


  • Hibiscus Coast, Silverdale and Rodney:
    See Judy Selvaraj’s entry below.

Auckland Area

  • Lynn Berresford
    Registered Psychologist
    Available to complete Educational Assessments for giftedness from early childhood upwards, Auckland, North Shore, Hibiscus Coast, Silverdale and Rodney
    (09) 444 6859
  • Judy Selvaraj
    Registered Educational Psychologist, Registered Teacher
    (09) 480 6673
  • Lindi Hanssen
    Registered Psychologist
    (09) 529-7800
  • Alison Kirby
    Eductional Psychologist
    I can see folk from out of Auckland, both sessions in one day to minimise disruption for families. Please phone and let me or Reception know you are from out of town and need a ‘same day’ assessment.
    Suite A, Building 3, 195 Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland.
    09 5800448
  • Ruth Crawford
    Registered Educational Psychologist
    021 685 950
  • Marie Kelly
    Ed Psychologist (Reg); Dip Tching
    Kidz Therapy Ltd, 642 New North Road, Mt Albert
    (09) 849 4232
  • Dr Amrit Kaur
    Clinical Psychologist (Reg) PhD
    Kidz Therapy Ltd, 642 New North Road, Mt Albert
    (09) 849 4232

Level CĀ Assessors

  • Chris Herbert
    Educational Assessment Services
    (09) 834 7356 or 02102616300

Counselling Services

  • Gay Gallagher
    M.Ed (Counselling); M.Gifted Ed; B. Ed (Teaching); MNZAC
    (09) 535 9180 or 021 145 1574
  • Dr Amrit Kaur, Clinical Psychologist (Reg) PhD
    Kidz Therapy Ltd, 642 New North Road, Mt Albert
    (09) 849 4232

Greater Waikato Region

  • Laurette Longmann
    Clinical Psychologist MSocSc PGDipPsych(Clin) PGCertRehab
    Available for assessments in the Greater Waikato area
    027 697 1686

Wellington Area

  • Shirley Taylor
    Registered Psychologist
    P O Box 48 166 Silverstream 5142
    021 177 1010


  • Justine Wilson
    Registered Psychologist, counsellor. B.A.(Hons), M.A.(Dist), M.N.Z.Psyc.Soc.
    (03) 420 1212
  • Sushila Deo
    Registered Psychologist; M.N.Z.Ps.S, BSc, MSc (Hons), MEd (Distinction), Cert. Counselling, PGCertEdPsych, PGDipEdPsych, PGDipEdStudies, DipTchg, BCom
    021 133 9269
  • Prue Urlwin
    Registered Psychologist MNZPsS
    Selwyn House
    122 Merivale Lane
    (03) 366 8055

Level C Assessors

  • Carina Voges
    Train the Brain
    PG Cert Ed Psych, Cert SLD, MTchLn, PG Dip Ed Psych (B Ed Psych), Higher Tch Dip, BA (Hons)
    NZCER Registered Tester: Levels A, B, C and CSp
    17 Kinver Place
    Christchurch 8024
    (03) 331 6391