Dr Colette McHugh MNZPsS, MIBWRT(Adv)

GDipSci, BSc(Hons), DClinPsych Massey University

  • Senior Clinical Psychologist
  • BWRT Therapist (Level 1 & 2)







Dr Colette McHugh is a Co-Director of Life Therapy (Life Therapy Group Ltd) based in Palmerston North and a Senior Clinical Psychologist. She trained at Massey University in Palmerston North where she also completed her internship. Her Doctoral thesis examined the experiences of people attending the Cancer Psychology Service at Massey. Colette is a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society and the British Brain Research Institute.

Colette is a specialist in helping both adults and children who have experienced trauma (including health trauma). She also works with people coping with anxiety and depression, as well as those going through significant life changes such as divorce and grief.

Colette believes that therapy is a collaborative process. She has a warm, supportive approach which create a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can process and heal.

She offers a free initial 30-minute consultation to enable her to assess your needs and plan the best strategy to move forward in collaboration with you. 

 David McHugh PMHNZ

 BA- Auckland University, DipCAH, HPD

  • Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Life Coach
  • BWRT Therapist (Level 1)
  • NLP Practitioner

My role in Life Therapy as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Life Coach is to facilitate transformative healing for our clients by guiding their crisis and distress into an opportunity of wholeness and healing. In line with my duty of care, I take pride in providing the most effective treatment modality and frequently up skill and undertake personal growth.

I bring to our clinic a wealth of experience, practical knowledge and have a philosophical attitude and method to life and its many challenges.  My wife, children, extended family and friends are a great source of strength, joy and inspiration to me.

I offer a free initial 30-minute consultation, will enables me to access your needs and plan the best strategy to move forward in collaboration with you.