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in partnership with MindMatters Clinic

Dr Anoek Dechering

Consultant Psychiatrist


Dr Anoek Dechering embodies a commitment to excellence, compassion, and innovation in her approach to psychiatry. Based in Hawke's Bay (Te Matau-a-Māui), Anoek brings over 20 years of invaluable expertise to the forefront of mental health care and has special interests in neurodevelopmental conditions and trauma.


Anoek is the Founder and Director of Nova Mentem, who have partnered with MindMatters Clinic to deliver gold-standard clinical support to organisations and individuals in New Zealand.


With a holistic approach underpinning her practice, Anoek strives to empower individuals on their journey towards mental wellness, fostering resilience, and promoting lasting positive change. Anoek was previously Medical Director for Mental Health and Addiction Services at Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand, where she demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a deep commitment to advancing mental healthcare delivery. She has worked across mental health inpatient and outpatient services, child and adolescent psychiatry services, and emergency mental health services.

Back home, Anoek gets creative with a needle and some yarn, creating the next colourful garment she wants to try out.

Professional Memberships:


  • Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)

"I am sending you a virtual hug for being so awesome!"

"We are pleased we came and thank you for your kind and helpful approach."

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