Grace dos Santos

Grace is a Counselling Psychologist, originally from Brazil and has been living in New Zealand for 18 years. Her practice is derived from a holistic approach, which aims to empower individuals by giving them the tools and understanding of personal circumstances to create a more enjoyable and fulfilling life.

She has a special interest in working with anxiety, stress and burnout, self-esteem, relationship difficulties and chronic health related issues.

Grace is committed to provide a non-judgemental environment for her clients so they feel valued and supported. 

Her main therapeutic techniques are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Strategies, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) with strong emphasis on self-care and self-compassion. 


Grace has worked in both the private and public health sectors and sees adults, adolescents, and children for a range of difficulties including, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety (panic, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, agoraphobia, obsessive compulsive disorder)
  • Depression and low mood
  • Trauma
  • Stress and burn out
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Anger
  • Self-esteem
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Grief and loss
  • Autism
  • Addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Chronic health related issues
  • Life transitions


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
  • Master of Sciences in Counselling Psychology
  • Master of Sciences in Health Psychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts (extended major in Psychology)

Professional Memberships

  • Registered with New Zealand Psychologist Board.

  • Member of New Zealand Psychological Society


  • Work and Income
  • National Hauora Coalition
  • Primary Health Organisation


To make an appointment, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact Grace on either phone number 021 42 49 51, or an email to [email protected]