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and not facts"

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Dr Kumari Valentine

PhD, Registered Clinical Psychologist

Radio Show
"The Conscious Adventurer"

Fellowship to the New Zealand College of Clinical Psycholgists

The Journal of the NZ College of Clinical Psycholgists

Senior Lecturer
Central Queensland University and more recently at the University of Otago 

Dr Kumari Valentine (formerly Fernando) is a Dunedin ­based clinical psychologist who specialises in the field of mindfulness and overthinking.

She is a Fellow of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists, recognised for her contribution to clinical psychology in New Zealand.

Dr Kumari is both an academic and a practicing clinician. She was a senior lecturer at Central Queensland University and holds the same position at the University of Otago in the Department of Psychological Medicine.


In her own practice, Dr Kumari works with clients on the following types of issues:

● Recovery from trauma

● Improving self­ esteem

● Stress

Kumari’s experience is in working with people in crisis as well as people struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, and other issues that affect their day to day functioning. She is currently focussing primarily on ACC assessments and providing an assessment that feels supportive and empowering.

In her practice she uses EMDR, schema therapy, acceptance­ commitment therapy, mindfulness,  and meta­cognitive therapy.

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