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Welcome to
The Therapy Tree

My name is Andrew Dodson.  I will be the first person you come in contact with at The Therapy Tree. I answer the phone, emails, the Live chat and keep the lights on.  My role is to connect people to a suitable therapy group. And connect experienced group facilitators with the right group members. 

Over the years, I have participated in a  range of therapy groups myself. I have worked as a mental health support worker,  trained as an organizational psychologist, worked as a performance consultant in London hospitals, and in strategy at the Ministry of Health in New Zealand. I have also managed a wide range of large public health research projects and worked on various disaster relief projects - including projects with Oxfam and the Red Cross.

the Therapy tree mission


The Therapy Tree is on a mission to make Group Therapy an available  and lower cost addition to the typical difficult to get appointment, high priced one to one therapy options that are the main and often only option for people seeking better their mental wellness.

The Therapy Tree is an evidence based platform to organise and run Therapy Groups.
Bringing together skilled group facilitators and group participants.  

 

The Therapy Tree vision for the future is two fold.​

  1. AWARENESS OF GROUP THERAPY IN NEW ZEALAND 
    That people are aware that Group Therapy is a viable and effective option for bettering mental well being.

  2. GROUP THERAPY IN NEW ZEALAND THAT IS AVAILABLE AT A REASONABLE COST
    That joining a Therapy Group, in New Zealand, within a two week timeframe is an actual option.