Helmut Rudolph

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Waiheke Island

Master of Health Science (2007)

About Helmut Rudolph

Whakapapa
I was born in Neckarsulm, Germany and immigrated to Aotearoa / New Zealand as a baby. I grew up in Ngāruawāhia and Waihi, then once again in southern Germany.

From my late teens I was a Japan Ministry of Education scholar in Japan. I lived for nearly 20 years in Asia, and one year in the USA.

I speak English, Japanese, German and passable Chinese. I have studied some Te Reo at Wānanga. 日本語能力検定試験一級もち。もと埼玉大学教育学部附属中学校英語ALT。

I am a son, brother, father, friend and relly in this my adopted country Aotearoa NZ, in my birth country Germany, and in the birth country of my children, Japan.

My work life balance includes family, dance, and building. I moved to Waiheke Island in 2001;  almost a local.

Professional philosophy
I enjoy working with individuals and couples of all ages, backgrounds, genders and needs.

For me, therapy means to care about someone’s truth, to allow them to find their feet in times of crisis, to help them find their voice when they feel unheard, to help to connect to their inner self, to support in healing, and to explore what a contented life means for them.

My approach is grounded in psychodynamic psychotherapy.
The aspects of therapy I hold particularly dear are the developmental, spiritual, emotional and cognitive. These aspects are underpinned theoretically by Contemporary psychoanalysis, Transpersonal psychology, Gestalt therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural therapy.

I respect Te Ao Māori values and principles of
Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga, Kotahitanga, Kaitiakitanga, Rangatiratanga, Wairuatanga, Tohungatanga and Ūkaipō.

I value regular peer supervision, therapy for personal growth, and lifelong theoretical learning.

Professional background
I have have worked in a freelance capacity in counselling, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Auckland and Tokyo, since 2003.

As a Masters student from 1999 to 2007 I trained in the Auckland University of Technology Adult psychotherapy programme.
I wrote my dissertation on how therapist guilt feelings (Countertransference guilt) effect the therapist in their work.

I acquired clinical experience at the Oasis Centre for Problem Gambling, Community Mental Health Centre North, AUT Psychotherapy clinic, private practice and Pathways Trust.

I began private practice in the Auckland CBD in 2003. I was fortunate to continue to see some people from my practicum time, as well as new people for whom the location suited.
It was from this time I also began to see members of the Auckland Japanese community.

HavIng had studied asian languages earlier, I took the opportunity to combine this with my psychotherapy experience, and returned to Japan in 2005.

From 2006 to 2012 I practiced in Tokyo at the Ikebukuro Counseling Center (attached to the Hozumi psychiatric clinic), Tokyo Counseling Service, and also in my own private psychoanalytic practice in Ueno. Whilst in Japan I was a member of the Japan Psychoanalytical Association.

Back in NZ since 2012, I practice from home in Ostend, sharing the space with another therapist.

Waiheke is a small place. I am mindful of dual relationships and conflicts of interest. I take care to preserve confidentiality and privacy.

I respect the codes of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors, and the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists.

I am subject to the code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights. www.hdc.org.nz

I subscribe to the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP), and the New Zealand Drug Foundation (NZ Drug Foundation).