Aleksandra Gosteva


MHealSc, MEdPsych, MA AT (Clinical), PhD Candidate

Registered Psychologist

Aleksandra Gosteva is a Registered Educational Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board, a Full Member of the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS), and a member of the NZPsS Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology. Aleksandra is also a qualified and registered Play Therapist and Arts Therapist.

Aleksandra has had over 17 years’ experience working with toddlers, children, parents and caregivers with a wide range of educational, developmental and emotional issues, including learning difficulties, Attention Deficit Disorder and a variety of complex developmental conditions and disabilities. For almost seven years, she has lead the Child and Family Play Therapy Centre, a private psychology practice which specialises in supporting children and families through Play and Arts Therapy. She has also worked as a Psychologist for a large Multidisciplinary Early Intervention Centre. Aleksandra frequently collaborates with education settings, agencies, and mental health organisations to help them deliver high quality play therapy programmes to support children’s psychological health and wellbeing.

She specialises in addressing a range of difficulties in children and parents including:

  • Behaviour problems
  • Social and emotional difficulties
  • Self-esteem concerns
  • Attention and self-regulation problems
  • Learning difficulties and study skills
  • Anxiety and phobia issues
  • Parenting support
  • Bullying
  • Trauma

To make an appointment with Aleksandra Gosteva please phone 021 187 2112.