Our mental well-being can be affected by big events or daily stressors that overwhelm us.

As a clinical psychologist, I can help you to understand and manage your stress and emotions when you feel overwhelmed and give you the tools to cope with life problems.

Dr Jenna Hammington

Clinical Psychologist

I completed my Doctor of Clinical Psychology at Massey University, Wellington. I am registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists.

Since training as a clinical psychologist, I have had the opportunity to work with adults in different settings including community mental health and inpatient services. Some of these services were in London where I lived and worked for over two years. After returning to New Zealand, I worked for the District Health Board before entering private practice.


I have experience in helping individuals with a broad range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement and loss, living with physical illness and pain, unexplained and persistent physical symptoms, anger, stress, sleep problems, and communication difficulties. 


My Approach

"...a different therapy must be constructed for each patient because each has a unique story"
- Irvin D. Yalom

With training and experience in the main evidence-based psychotherapies, I work flexibly and collaboratively, tailoring therapy to the needs of each person I see. Importantly, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space to talk.

To ensure I am maintaining and developing my skills and knowledge, I regularly attend professional development opportunities and engage in self-directed learning. In addition, I have regular supervision to ensure I am providing my clients with the best possible service.


Level 1

Zephyr House

82 Willis Street

Lambton Quay

Wellington 6011

New Zealand

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Contact Me

I am on maternity leave and will not be taking new clients for the time-being.

If you are searching for a therapist you could try the NZCCP or Talkingworks websites.

If you would still like to get in touch feel free to complete the form below. While on leave I will check my email intermittently and respond to your contact in due course.

Please note that this is not an emergency service. If you, or someone you know is in crisis please contact Te Haika on 0800 745 477. For immediate support, call the emergency services on 111.

Tel: 022 495 9715

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What people say...


Jenna brought genuine empathy to our sessions and I felt one hundred percent safe and comfortable to share my emotions deeply and honestly with Jenna.


I received a psychological assessment and report from Jenna for anxiety and depression, and was thoroughly blown away by the extra mile that Jenna went to in order to provide me with not only a totally professional and transparent experience, but a caring one all round.


Jenna was amazing. She understood how best to take on my problems and has taught me how to continue my therapy alone as my sessions have come to an end. I appreciate the help I received greatly.