Samantha Spafford

Ms Samantha Spafford

BSc (Psychology), PGDIP (Psych), PGDIP CBT, MSc (Psych), Assoc. MAPS

I offer a warm, empathic approach; utilising evidence-based practice to help clients overcome a range of difficulties. The areas I work with include:
  • depression (low mood)
  • anxiety/ stress
  • relationship difficulties
  • grief
  • phobias
  • eating, food and weight concerns
  • alcohol and substance misuse
  • trauma
My passion, however, is working with clients in the field of positive psychology. I often connect with business owners, entrepreneurs, leaders and managers and support them to be best they can be. Utilising Positive Psychology this approach is for everyone but particularly for clients wishing to Thrive! in the areas of work, interpersonal, sports, and play. With this approach, we focus on your strengths and leveraging from these to enhance wellbeing and happiness. This often includes clarifying values, supporting you to set and achieve goals, techniques to improve motivation, improve communication, develop self-confidence, assertiveness and update unhelpful habits. I am a Registered Psychologist with both New Zealand and Australian Psychology Boards. I am also the Director and founder of Positive Mind Works. If there is anything I can help you with please do not hesitate to contact me directly.