Why gay conversion therapy should be banned

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... Last week two petitions with a total of over 20,000 signatures were presented to the Government calling for "gay conversion therapy" to be made illegal. The idea is simple. Conducted almost exclusively by any number Read More >

The Inquiry Panel receiving the Free Counselling for all Kiwis submission from MentalHealth Inquiry on Vimeo Read More >

The Nutters Club: Mental health inquiry roundup

On the 12th of August Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." Submissions to the Government's Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry closed this week, so two members of the panel, Ron Paterson and Josiah Tualamali’i discuss their experience of hearing New Zealanders' stories and recommendations for mental health system changes.  Psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald Read More >

Why we need to pay mothers

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... Psychotherapy doesn't exactly have a glowing history when it comes to mothers. Perhaps it's because many of the founding fathers of my discipline were, well, fathers. Or maybe it was just the times, being as Read More >

On the 5th of August Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." Valeria and her mother Caroline shared their stories about how a series of life events and trauma seduced Valeria into the world of alcohol, drugs, and eventually prostitution. In an abusive relationship, and with the threat of her son’s Read More >

Free Counselling Submission accepted by Inquiry

Today the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction officially accepted  the Free Counselling for all Kiwis: Open Submission to the Mental Health Review. Over the last three months more than 5000 people have signed the Open Submission calling for counselling and talk therapy to be provided free to all Kiwis. Organised by Psychotherapist Kyle Read More >

Why we need to end the ‘stranger danger’ myth

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... Odds are, if you're of a certain age, somewhere in your brain the words "stranger danger" are etched as a dark warning. Images of dirty old men, strangers with sweets and trench coats dominate what Read More >

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... There aren't many jobs where you would happily live in a world where your services are no longer required. But I couldn't think of anything better. It's a strange time to be a psychotherapist and Read More >

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