Bill Farrell
Psychologist and Psychotherapist

About Me

I was born in the UK and lived there until 1995.

In 1995, I migrated with my family to Auckland, which is now very much our home. I have and value both my UK and New Zealand Citizenships, and I believe that my life experience contributes a lot to my work. I also believe that being qualified and Registered as both a Clinical Psychologist and as a Psychotherapist gives me a range of perspectives and resources to draw on.

In the course of my career, I have worked in health services (including adult mental health, child and family mental health, and child health and development), in a university counselling service, and as a university senior lecturer. In Auckland, I worked for some years at the former Auckland Family Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre Inc. (AFCP), where I was Head of Training, and in a group private practice with colleagues, moving to work full-time from my current office in 2002.

Current Positions

Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Organisational Consultant in private practice
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT
Chair, New Zealand Psychological Society Institute of Counselling Psychology
Tutor, AUT/NZIPP PG Diploma in Health Science (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy)


BSc in Experimental Psychology (University of Sussex, UK)
MSc in Psychotherapy (University of Warwick, UK)
PhD (Auckland University of Technology)
Certificate in Supervision (Merseyside Psychotherapy Institute, UK)
Course D23 - Consultation for Psychologists (Tavistock Clinic, UK)


New Zealand Psychologists Board (Registered Clinical Psychologist)
Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (Registered Psychotherapist)
British Psychological Society (Chartered Counselling Psychologist)


Member, New Zealand Psychological Society (MNZPsS)
Member, New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)
Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
Group Member, Group Analytic Society (International) (MGAS)
Member, Royal Society of New Zealand (MRSNZ)