Clinical Psychologist at Children’s Specialist Centre, Christchurch.
Training to become a psychologist is an endeavour undoubtedly motivated by a desire to help others. In 2006 when Lee Hector-Taylor completed her training at one of the 250 top ranking* universities for Clinical Psychology (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019), the University of Canterbury, she already knew she was on the right track to fulfil that desire.
Lee was fortunate to move immediately into a role at the Youth Inpatient Unit and Anxiety Disorders Unit as a full-time Intern Psychologist at CDHB. She then undertook a Clinical Psychologist role for the Child Speciality Service at the CDHB’s Child/Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAAMHS), where she worked for many years. CAAMHS is a dedicated facility which focuses on diagnosing and treating many types of mental health issues –some at crisis level; some more moderate that can be helped with home-based changes in lifestyle.
Lee believes that every child and youth needs independent coping skills, a supportive school environment, and strong family relationships. To this end, she teaches skills such as CBT, mindfulness, family therapy and Positive Parenting, to help clients reach their goals.
Her specialities include providing psychology assessments and treatments for a wide range of challenges with behaviour, emotion, and learning. These include adolescent development, anger management, anxiety, Asperger’s syndrome, autism(ASD), behaviour problems, child development, depression, eating disorders, emotion regulation, health anxiety disorder, intellectual assessment, learning difficulties, adjusting to change, mental illness, pain management, parenting, relationships, sleeping disorders, and social difficulty.
She believes that every child and youth need independent coping skills, a supportive school environment, and strong family relationships. To this end, she teaches skills such as CBT, mindfulness and Positive Parenting, to help clients reach their goals.
Lee is now loving her private practice as a Clinical Psychologist Christchurch and works with children, adolescents and their families at the Children’s Specialist Centre.