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My name is Diane Gillespie and I am a New Zealand Registered Psychologist who is based in Invercargill, Southland. I have Bachelor, Masters and Post Graduate qualifications in Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I started South Coast Psychology with the vision of providing an opportunity for people (who are experiencing or have had difficulties in their lives) to access the services they require to assist them to independence and mental wellbeing.

These services include (but are not limited to) Psychological Assessment, Counselling/ Psychotherapy, Equine Therapy, Family Court Counselling, Group Therapy, Social Work, Training and Consulting, and Clinical Supervision.

I have over 25 years’ experience in the fields of domestic violence, disability, mental health, sexual abuse, trauma, child development, child welfare, youth advocacy, Equine Therapy, psychology and counselling. My aim is to work with other professionals to provide comprehensive client-centric therapeutic psychological/mental health services to clients in the Southern districts of Aotearoa/New Zealand (and other areas where there is need). 

If you would like to get in touch we would love to hear from you. Please visit the Contact page to send an email and for my other contact details.

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Diane Gillespie

South Coast Psychology Owner/Manager


Registered Pyschologist

BA(Psych) MA(Psych) PG Dip (Psych Prac)


ACC Registered

Victim Support Registered

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