Under the Canopy - Emotional wellbeing

Emotional wellbeing    

Under the Canopy - Emotional wellbeing

Psychological services

It’s common to experience a wide range of intense emotions when going through cancer or supporting someone close to you through cancer.

Many people find it useful to talk through these emotions with a trained psychologist who can provide reassurance, guidance and teach coping strategies to help you manage.

Whether you are starting treatment, are just finishing up with treatment or supporting someone else, our professional psychologists are experts in providing support to people and their whānau with the distress that cancer can bring about.

Emotional wellbeing program

What are psychological services?

Depending on your needs, you may be referred through to the team of Psychologists at Cancer Society or to private Clinical Psychologist. All of the Under the Canopy Psychologists are experienced in structuring sessions to meet your specific needs, working with individuals and whanau. The team at the Cancer Society also offer group sessions for people who might benefit from interacting with others in similar circumstances

Benefits of emotional wellbeing program

What are benefits of psychological services?

All the Under the Canopy psychologists are committed to helping people negotiate the emotional and social challenges of cancer and its treatments

Talking with one of our team members in an individual counselling session or attending one of our many group programs can help with the following:

Costs and enrolment

What will these sessions cost?

Mark will advise the cost of the session. 

Our team

Janelè van den Berg

Janelè van den Berg MA (Clin Psych)

Janelè van den Berg is a New Zealand Psychology Board (NZPB) Registered Clinical Psychologist.  She moved to New Zealand from South Africa in 2017 and has been working as part of the Cancer Psychosocial Support Services across the cancer centres at Tauranga and Whakatane Hospitals since then.  She also work in the Tauranga based private practice ("PsyChoru" well-being in sync).

She completed her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology in 1996 in South Africa and since then worked in various positions within the field of Psychology (both in Government sector and in Private Practice); as well as in the Pharmaceutical Research Industry (as Clinical Research Associate and Independent Contractor).

She follows an integrative and eclectic approach, choosing psychological techniques and methods from different schools of thought with her main focus being Person-Centered.  She works with a range of psychological conditions including: adjustment difficulties; stress and anxiety; mood disorders (feeling down or depressed); relationship challenges; trauma; loss and grief. 

She is available for face-to-face consultations; as well as via Telehealth.  She can offer consultations both in English and Afrikaans.

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Dr Mark Norburn

Dr Mark Norburn BSc (Hons), MSc, Dclin Psych

Mark is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in a number of complex areas.  Based in Tauranga, Mark currently works for the Oncology Service in the local hospital among other roles. 

Mark chose to study psychology as a way of better understanding people, relationships, what affects them.  Mark completed his undergraduate degree before going onto study for a Masters in Applied Forensic Psychology and finally a Doctorate in Clinical Pyschology.

Understanding human emotions and behaviour whilst advocating for meaning and change has always been at the centre of Mark's practice.  Witnessing people overcoming adversity provides him with a sense of purpose and fulfilment.

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