Mary Hodson

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Mary Hodson

Phone- 07 575-5506

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Accredited Sex Therapist, Sex Therapy New Zealand
Diploma of Occupational Therapy (Distinction) 
Bachelor of Arts (Education) Victoria
Certificate of Polytechnic Teacher Training
N.Z. Council for Educational Research. C.Sp.
N.Z. Association of Counsellors
Member Asia Oceania Federation of Sexologists

My name is Mary Hodson and I have been involved in the Bay of Plenty therapy Foundation since it started in 1992.

I have been working in counselling, health and disability related fields since I graduated in 1983.
My early work was with families that were struggling to cope with either alcohol abuse and its’ attendant problems or with anxiety, depression, compulsive and personality disorders or serious physical disability. I have also taught community based counselling courses and Occupational Therapy and Human Services courses at Polytechnics.

I am a member of both the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and the World Association of Sexual Health. I am registered with the New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

I am based in Tauranga and work from rooms in my home in Mount Maunganui, close to the beach. There is plenty of parking and my rooms are easy to find. However, in an effort to preserve anonymity for my clients you won’t see a sign outside.

I have been in private practice for the last 26 years doing lots of work with couples that want to rescue, enhance or enrich their relationship emotionally or sexually. I tend to take a very practical, functional approach. It has its’ roots in General Systems theory and holism and is the legacy of my Occupational Therapy background but I do use other approaches such as Attachment Theory and  CBT.

In fact, I am married to Mike and have been since he and I were teenagers! Our three youngsters have grown up and have built their own lives and careers. I have been a beach comber for the last 11 years and I love being surfside!


Bay of Plenty Therapy Foundation

PO Box 13624, Tauranga Central, Tauranga 3141    Email: