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Wayfarer Psychology
is a private practice base
d in Pāpāmoa offering psychology services

Our Philosophy


Wayfarer Psychology’s founding philosophy is to create a compassionate environment in which people can grow. 

Life guarantees us experiences of complex emotions, losses, adaptations, as well as joy and excitement. 

 Often you will be able to cope with these by yourself and/or with your social network. Sometimes, you might feel that more is needed.

If you are considering starting therapy to help you make some changes in your life, Wayfarer Psychology is willing to help with evidence-based short- and long-term therapy.

Wayfarer Psychology
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noun [wey-fair-er]

someone who travels, someone on a journey

"The wayfarer walks on... come rain or come shine."


Common difficulties that you might want support with:​

  • Anxiety

  • Stress and burnout

  • Low mood and depression

  • Grief and loss

  • Trauma, including living with PTSD

  • Uncontrollable emotions and impulsiveness

  • Difficulties with identity, self-esteem or self-image

  • Personal and professional development

  • Deliberate self-harm and suicidal thoughts

  • Immigration challenges 

  • Difficulties in interpersonal relationships

  • Parenting challenges

  • Searching for meaning or purpose

  • Adaptation challenges during and after pregnancy 

  • Navigating life transitions


Josette Wulffaert is a registered Clinical Psychologist in Pāpāmoa, Aotearoa. 

Josette (she/her) is passionate about empowering people in a respectful, warm, and validating way, as she finds that even approaching a therapist, let alone starting therapy, is a brave thing to do.

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Josette also runs onsite training sessions including one designed for educators and school administrators (focused on Trauma-Informed Education) and another for mental health professionals (targeting Severe Emotion Dysregulation).

These workshops equip participants with the skills and insights needed to offer optimal assistance in specialised areas of concern to those they support.


"Two years ago I was in a dark and scary place mentally and couldn't see a way out. I took a leap of faith and decided to seek help through therapy, and was lucky enough to meet Josette who I immediately clicked with. 

I can now barely recognise myself from the person I was two years ago. Josette believed in me when I couldn't believe in myself, and I can truly say that I have never felt happier, and more like myself than I do now. 

I've always struggled to trust people, so this was a big deal! Josette gave me a safe, non-judgemental space where I never felt pressured to say more than I wanted to. Despite doing some difficult, emotional work together, I always ended my sessions feeling lighter and happier than before.

Maeve, aged 19

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