L3, Collins and May Building
52 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt


022 4619 618


Dr Lyn Foster


Clinical Psychologist
MNZCCP, MSc, DClinPsych

My academic career involved studying at Victoria University and Massey University for eight years specialising in psychology. I undertook this training as I am passionate about helping people live rewarding and fulfilling lives. Becoming a psychologist was not just about helping people when they are unwell or struggling but also helping them achieve a balanced and enjoyable life.

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Prior to studying to become a psychologist I held management roles and ran my own small business. I am an active person and love basketball and being outdoors.

I enjoy working with young people, their families and adults and feel privileged that I can be a part of their journey. In my practice I have assisted people with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, panic attacks and relational difficulties. My specialty interests are trauma and attachment/developmental trauma. I collaboratively work with other clinical psychologists, therapists, GPs and health professionals to provide a comprehensive service for clients.

I now work full time in a private practice and previously worked within DHBs mental health services.


  • BScHon in Psychology
  • MSc in Psychology
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Registration: Registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board

Professional Association: Member of New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (MNZCCP); Member of EMDR-NZ

ACC Supplier for Sensitive Claims:  I am a registered provider for ACC and are able to offer assessments and treatment for people who have experienced sexual abuse or assault. ACC fund these services allowing people to focus on treatment and recovery.

Professional Training:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Introductory, Advanced and Master classes in ACT
  • Part 1 and 2 training in EMDR (6 days)
  • Master Class training in EMDR (5 days)
  • Supervisor training (2 days)
  • Other training includes: attachment workshop, EMDR attachment webinar, Structural Dissociation workshop, Learning to Love Again workshop, Development Needs Meeting strategies, Somatic Experiencing (body work).