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The Indigo team

We are a diverse team of professionals, each with our own unique skills and interests, here to support you on your journey. We work individually, as well as collaboratively as a team.

We work from home offices in Howick, Flat Bush, North Shore and Hobsonville Point.

Emrie de Vaal

Emrie de Vaal

Registered Educational Psychologist

MEd with specialisation in Educational Psychology

Emrie is skilled in assessment and is an accredited facilitator of the Cool Kids anxiety programmes.

Emrie can help you with:

Assessment

Cool Kids

Heather Vickery

Heather Vickery

Registered Psychologist

MEd (Psych), PGDipEdPsych, DipTchg (NZ Trained Teacher)

Heather is an experienced assessor with an excellent understanding of how children learn. She is an accredited facilitator of the Cool Kids anxiety programmes.

Heather can help you with:

Assessment

Cool Kids

Melanie Wong

Dr Melanie Wong

Counsellor

PhD, MEd, PGDipCounsTh, BEd

Mel is a counsellor and life coach. She originally trained as a teacher and has an extensive interest in giftedness and creativity.

Mel can help you with:

Coaching & Counselling

Judy Selvarage

Dr Judy Selvaraj

Registered Educational Psychologist

PhD (Ed), MA (Hons, Psych), MEd (Hons), BA (Psych/Ed), Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education

Skilled in inclusive education and assessment, Judy is enthusiastic about reducing the barriers for those with learning challenges.

Judy can help you with:

Assessment

Career & Vocational

Frederik Kriek

Frederik Kriek

Registered Clinical Psychologist

BA (Hons), UP (Unisa), Masters degree in Clinical Psychology

Frederik is a psychologist who conducts cognitive, educational and psychological assessments. He further specialises in career guidance tailored to older students and adults.

Frederik can help you with:

Assessment

Career & Vocational

Marta Turner

Marta Turner

Registered Psychologist

Master degree in psychology

Marta specialises in working with children with learning difficulties and behavioural or emotional problems associated with them.

Marta can help you with:

Assessment

Anne Sturgess

Anne Sturgess

Education Support for Parents, Learners & Teachers
Personal Growth Coaching
Assessment (Level C)

MEd (Hons 1st), BEd, AdvDipTchg, DipSpecEd, Level C Assessor, Growth Coach AdvLevel2

My commitment is to support people of all ages to identify and create the personal growth they wish for their children, learners and/or themselves.

Anne can help you with:

Assessment

Coaching & Counselling

Prakash C Grover

Prakash Grover

Registered Psychologist and SLT

MA (Psy), MA (Soc), BSc (Speech and Hearing), PGDip Counselling

Prakash is skilled in assessing and supporting individuals with learning and behaviour difficulties and a member of the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association.

Prakash can help you with:

Assessment

Coaching & Counselling

Aurelia Escoto-Kemp

Aurelia Escoto-Kemp

Registered Educational Psychologist

MA (Psych), MEd (Ed Psych), PGDip (Ed Psych)

Aurelia offers assessments that identify an individual’s strengths and specific needs in order to promote best outcomes within their learning environment, and/or recommend Special Assessment Conditions for examinations. She offers consultancy services for parents and counselling services for children and adults.

Aurelia can help you with:

Assessment

Coaching & Counselling

Nicola Parkin

Nicola Parkin

Registered Neuropsychologist

BA, MA, PGDipAppPsych, PGDipCBT

Nicola is experienced in the assessment of specific learning styles to support students to become more confident learners.

Nicola can help you with:

Assessment

Debbie Kenwright

Debbie Kenwright

Educational Psychologist

MA EdPsych (Hons), PGdEdDevPsych (Merit), NZPB Registered, NZPS

Debbie uses experience gained at the Ministry of Education to support children with unique needs, developmental delays, ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and other challenges.

Debbie can help you with:

Assessment

Andrea Abplanalp

Andrea Abplanalp

Office Manager

Dip Hotel Office Management & Administration, Dip Photography

It is most important to me that you feel welcomed at Indigo. I provide a listening ear and will help you find the psychologist or coach/counsellor that best fits you and your child’s needs.