Claire Runtzler

Registered Clinical Psychologist




Claire is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists board and she is a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society. She trained at the University of South Africa and has worked in a variety of contexts within South Africa and New Zealand. She currently works as Clinical Psychologist for Counties Manukau District Health Board and in private practice.

Claire adopts a creative, compassionate and collaborative approach to therapy and has been trained to use a variety of therapeutic modalities, namely, systemic family therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative and cognitive behavioural therapies.

Claire currently works with adolescents and adults and her areas of interest are:

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Psychological trauma

  • Transgender and Gender diversity

  • Parenting difficulties and skills

  • Interpersonal and relational difficulties

  • Grief and complicated bereavement reactions

  • Adjustment difficulties

  • Personal growth

Mobile: 027 505 6450
Please contact her directly for an appointment. 
Leave a message on her phone if she is unavailable

Consultation Hours

Mondays and Tuesdays 8:00am - 3:30pm

Online sessions available Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons


Practice Location

Highland Park Medical Centre
14 Highland Park Dr
(in the Highland Park shopping centre, between the library and Countdown)



Claire's fees vary depending on the services provided. A standard session of 50 minutes for an individual is $175 (cash, eftpos or bank transfer to be paid on the day of your appointment). Any fees not paid at the time of consultation will incur a 15% invoicing charge. 
For credit card payments a $5 handling fee will be added. 
You may qualify for up to six free sessions if you are registered with your GP under the Wellness Support programme - please speak to your GP.

Get in Touch With Us

Contact Information

For an appointment or to discuss if our service is the right one for you please contact:

Dr. Willem Louw
Highland Park Medical Centre (Wednesdays)
Clinical Psychologist
Mobile: 021 138 7602


Nishi Rai-Parkhill
Highland Park Medical Centre (Thursdays 9:30am – 5:30pm)
or at her consulting room at Sylvia Park (appointments by arrangement)
Clinical Psychologist
Mobile: 027 222 0240


Anneline Mordaunt
Online Sessions (contact Annie directly for appointments on Zoom)
Clinical Psychologist
Mobile: 021 039 6702

Dr. Manish Parswani
Pakuranga Medical Centre (Wednesday and Thursday 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm)
Clinical Psychologist
Mobile: 021 068 6040


Claire Runtzler
Highland Park Medical Centre (Mondays and Tuesdays 8:00am – 3:30pm)

Online sessions (Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons)
Clinical Psychologist
Mobile: 027 505 6450


Kahn Higgs
Highland Park Medical Centre (Monday to Wednesdays 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Saturdays 8:30am – 12:30pm) or at his consulting room at
Eastern Beach (appointments by arrangement)
Clinical Psychologist
Mobile: 021 203 5439


Penny Kokot Louw
Highland Park Medical Centre 
Clinical Psychologist
Mobile: Penny is not currently consulting and is not accepting referrals for the time being