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Helping people heal through talking
Hannes Roos has been a clinical
psychologist for nine years and
did his training in South Africa.
With his wife and their three
children, Mr Roos moved to
Palmerston North five years ago
where they enjoy the Kiwi lifestyle.
His previous work experience
includes assisting children,
teenagers, adults and their
Mr Roos works at Manline, is
continuing his studies and has a
limited private practice.
Today we begin a column from Palmerston North registered clinical psychologist Hannes Roos. He will cover a range of challenges many
of us face in our daily lives.
My first column is dedicated to giv-
ing you a better understanding of
the role a clinical psychologist plays.
Clinical psychologists are con-
sidered experts in providing psycho-
therapy, psychological testing and
in diagnosing mental illness.
Psychotherapy, also referred to as
the talking cure, is a process focused
on helping people heal and learn
more constructive ways to deal with
the problems or issues within their
A clinical psychologist helps
people deal with their problems,
adjust to life s difficulties, and
change their behaviour for the bet-
ter.Typically they work with people
who need more intensive or longer-
term intervention than those seeing
A clinical psychologist will have a
minimum of a masters degree in
psychology and will be registered
with the New Zealand Psychologists
Clinical psychologists assist chil-
dren, young persons, adults and
their families with emotional, men-
tal, developmental or behavioral
They address issues such as div-
orce, death, anxiety, depression,
addiction, eating disorders, and
Clinical psychologists do not pre-
scribe medication and may refer
clients to a psychiatrist or medical
doctor if a prescription is advisable.
Clinical psychologists mostly do
individual counselling or psycho-
therapy, but also conduct group
psychotherapy sessions with famil-
ies, or groups of individuals with
The first session will normally be
a conversation and will allow you
and your psychologist to get to know
each other a little better and allow
you to speak about the problems you
Once you and the psychologist
have formulated a clear under-
standing of the problem you will set
clear achievable goals you would
like to achieve before treatment --
counselling/psychotherapy -- starts.
With treatment the clinical psy-
chologist will apply therapeutic
interventions using a scientist-
A clinical psychologist is a scien-
tist and a competent researcher,
and also a practitioner who applies
knowledge and techniques to solve
clients problems. Like many other
psychologists specialise in particu-
lar fields, such as children or adults.
Sessions will mostly last between
45 minutes to an hour. The number
of sessions required will depend on
the problem and individual client s
A problem like depression will
most likely be addressed in eight to
Clinical psychologists work in pri-
vate practice but also in government
organisations such as hospitals and
the education sector.
The cost to see a clinical psychol-
ogist in private practice ranges
between $80 and $185 per session.
Next week I will share tips for
Hannes Roos can be contacted on
357 2741 or
Plant in autumn for best root growth
Nutty: Pohangina has been described as the best walnut producing area in New
Photo: FAIRFAX NZ
Autumn is a great time to plant
perennials, strawberries, rhubarb
and fruit trees.
There is so much reward in
fruiting plants because they are
relatively simple to maintain and
once fully established provide an
abundance of fruit. There are plenty
of feijoas people are trying to share
among friends at the moment
because their trees are so full of
Trees that are the most successful
and easy to get results from in
Manawatu are feijoas and citrus.
However it would be wrong to
restrict your fruit choices to just
these. There are many fruit and nut
species that will do well and you
just may have the perfect spot for
some more tender varieties.
Pohangina has been described as
the best walnut producing area in
I have seen the most wonderful
grapes, passionfruit and kiwifruit
vines in Manawatu gardens but
these are examples of finding the
right spot. These great samples are
in ideal conditions on a sheltered
north facing wall. A brick or block
wall behind the vines provides
We are so lucky in Manawatu to
have a specialist fruit tree supplier
on our doorstep; Edible Gardens in
Ashhurst can supply a wealth of
knowledge and guide you to
selecting the perfect fruit for your
garden conditions. See a fantastic
range of apples, pears, plums, ber-
ries and hazelnuts that are all poss-
ible for here.
Autumn planting is the most
ideal for several reasons but par-
ticularly for optimum root growth
before the tree begins fresh leaf
growth in spring. When a plant
loses its leaves a lot of the nutrients
are absorbed back into the storage
organs of the tree.
Energy moves into the root
systems and allows good develop-
ment over winter. In spring when
new leaves are about to burst there
are plenty of roots established and
the greatest opportunity for the tree
to push out fresh growth. Planting
in spring means a plant has to cope
with transplant shock and be ready
to push out new leaf growth around
the same time.
Transplant shock is the stress a
plant goes through when it
transplanted. Just changing a
plant s environment will provide a
stress to the plant so anything the
grower can do to minimise trans-
plant shock the better.
The biggest tree is not necessarily
the best. A large tree will find it
more difficult to adapt to its new
growing environment. The trees you
can buy are either grown in con-
tainers or in the open ground. The
container plants will go through the
least shock, while an open ground
tree -- which is often cheaper -- will
have to go through a greater trans-
The roots are cut to get it out of
the ground so when you plant the
tree it has to replace those cut off
roots to be ready to take off again.
Open ground trees benefit from
pruning so there is less root needed
to support the top growth.
The advantage of planting in the
winter is the lower requirement for
water. Plants definitely need a con-
sistent amount of water at all times
particularly when they are trying to
establish new roots, but in winter
the moist soils don t require so
much attention. If you plant in sum-
mer, watering regularly is critical.
Choose crops most suited to your
garden, plant as early as you can
from autumn for the optimum root
growth before spring, and choose
strong plants ideally from a similar
environment to that you are
transplanting them to.
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