Margaret McConnell

Clinical Psychologist

E: P: 03 365 6312

Bealey Centre Margaret McConnell

Contact Margaret McConnell

Please note Margaret is currently not taking new referrals

Margaret has worked as a clinical psychologist since completing her Diploma of Clinical Psychology at the University of Canterbury in 1979.  She worked for the District Health Board for 14 years before leaving her role as Senior Clinical Psychologist at the Child and Family Specialty Service in 1994 to join the team at the Bealey Centre.  Margaret continues to specialise in working with children, young people, and Families.  As well as working with individuals of all ages Margaret works with couples on parenting and relationship issues. 

Over the years since her initial training Margaret has continued to be involved in learning opportunities and training workshops to extend her understanding and skills so that she can offer her clients a range of therapeutic techniques.  She works collaboratively with her clients to find the approach most suited to their needs. Margaret is experienced in working with a wide range of psychological, emotional and behavioural issues, particularly anxiety and mood disorders.  She has particular expertise in working with grief and trauma across all age groups.  Her experience in working for the Family Court as a specialist report writer enables her to work effectively with issues arising around the breakdown of relationships and parenting.  She works with children and young people dealing with parental separation and adjusting to changing family situations.

Margaret provides professional supervision for clinical psychologists, other mental health professionals and those working within the Family Court.  She is engaged in ongoing clinical supervision of her work with her clients.

Qualifications and Memberships

  •     Master of Arts (Hons.) University of Canterbury.
  •     Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (University of Canterbury).
  •     Registered Clinical Psychologist.
  •     Fellow of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (FNZCCP).


Margaret works at the Bealey Centre on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Please note Margaret is currently not taking new referrals


Contact Details

Phone: 03 365 6312

Fax:      03 365 6311


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