Welcome to www.childpsychologist.co.nz the homepage of Registered Developmental Child Psychologist, Michelle van Dyk.

Michelle provides a service for parents and caregivers who require support and assistance with their infants, preschoolers and young children.

She is experienced in dealing with anxiety and behavioural issues. There has been an increase in the number of children presenting with anxiety in Christchurch and Michelle can work closely with parents to reduce anxiety and provide coping strategies. 

Michelle is located in Christchurch and is available for face to face consultations in the Christchurch-Canterbury area.

For more information on Michelle's services and fees click here.


Recent news

July 2015 - New premises for the Harakeke Centre - we're all settled in and open for business. Located on 159 Springfield Road. Counselling and services for children and family. Contact the Harakeke Centre, Christchurch for more detail: www.harakekecentre.co.nz or

Phone: 03 356 0000
Email: admin@harakekecentre.co.nz


2 April 2013 - Michelle published in Family Times

Michelle wrote a feature article for the Family Times on anxious children. Click here to read online.


20 November 2012 - Michelle published in Family Times

Michelle wrote a feature article for the Family Times on improving behaviour through play with your preschooler. Click here to read the article online.



7 April 2011 - Free service for children affected by the earthquakes

Michelle is now working with colleagues at the Harakeke Centre in Christchurch. The Harakeke Centre staff, who include psychotherapists, counsellors and a play therapist,
have recently won a contract through Relationship Services to provide free trauma counselling to children and families affected by the Christchurch earthquakes. Contact Michelle or the Harakeke Centre for more information.


Little Treasures Magazine

Michelle was recently quoted in the February/March 2010 Little
Treasures Magazine,
in the article “Give-it-a-go Kids” on raising
independent young children - click here to read on.


Child Psychologist Consultation Service

As an experienced child psychologist, Michelle is available for consultation and intervention in these areas:

Anxiety issues
Attachment issues
Behavioural problems
Cognitive assessments
Developmental delay
Eating problems
Separation anxiety
Sleeping problems
Social interaction problems

Please contact Michelle if you have any questions about what services she can provide for you and your child.


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