Meet Erika

Erika Duggan Nurse Therapist, BSc (Hons) RN, PG Cert CBT & Provisional Dapaanz

Kia ora, my name is Erika Duggan. I am a registered nurse and therapist. I have extensive knowledge and clinical experience working within a range of mental health settings (Community and Inpatient) and with individuals who present with a mix of mental health conditions, emotional and psychological difficulties.

I moved to Aotearoa NZ with my family and continue to live in the Christchurch area. For the last 11 years I have worked within the Brief Intervention services and have enjoyed supporting many GP practices with brief assessments and interventions.

My clinical focus uses a mixed modality approach, which is person centred and evidenced based.

I have gained learnings from the various workshops/studies namely; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which I hold a postgraduate certificate in, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy, Narrative and Solution focused . I continue to draw on these modalities in my day to day practice.

Main areas of interest and clinical focus are; Anxiety and Anxiety disorders, Stress/Burn out, Depression and Mood related issues, Life Transitions, Alcohol and Substance misuse, Mind and Body Issues, Interpersonal Difficulties, Loss/Grief and Trauma related matters.


I hold a practicing certificate with the Nursing Council of NZ and continue to adhere to the ethical, legislative and professional guidelines within.

Membership and Associations

I am a member of the Nursing Organisation of NZ. New Zealand Nurses Organisation Home page (

Board member of ANZACBT (Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and have a particular interest in supporting the use and development of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy within practice

Provisional membership with Dapaanz (Professional association working with addiction issues and treatment)


Regular supervision informs and ensures my professional development and practice.

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