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Dr Kjell Granrud - Auckland Psychiatrist

Private Service


10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Kjell Granrud is a specialist in adult & adolescent psychiatry who consults at Marina Specialists on a part time basis. He also has private rooms in Epsom. His areas of specialisation are:

  • General Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry
  • ADHD (also adult)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Personality issues/Conflict resolution (relationship and workplace)
  • OCD & Conduct disorders
  • Assessment of Early Psychosis
  • Bipolar disorder & Schizophrenia
  • Addiction issues
Kjell works in an integrated model based on a psychodynamic approach and a biological understanding before designing treatment. His approaches are based on a solid clinical assessment and a full line of treatment within this integrated model. This model will suit people with depressive symptoms, anxiety, bipolar disorders, as well as people who struggle to find a way out of crisis and conflicts.

Kjell is a qualified Group psychoanalyst from the model of London Institute of Group Analysis. For individuals suited to this approach, Kjell plans to offer group interventions as part of the service provided at Marina Specialists.

Besides English, Kjell also speaks all Scandinavian languages and German.

What is Mental Illness?
Mental illness is a clinically significant behaviour or psychological (to do with the mind) disorder that is associated with distress or disability. It is not just the way someone responds to a particular event nor is it limited to the way a person interacts with society.
A mental illness can continuously or intermittently (occasionally) affect our capacity for speech, language, mood, affect, thoughts, perceptions, insight, judgement, cognition (understanding) and volition (ability to make choices). It can limit our ability to function as society would normally expect of us and can put us and others at risk.
Mental illness is therefore, a broad term that covers problems ranging from minor to severe disorders.
A ‘consultant psychiatrist’ is a doctor who, after basic medical qualifications, receives further training and develops the expertise to become a ‘specialist’ in identifying symptoms of, and diagnosing and treating, mental illnesses. You may have been referred to a consultant psychiatrist if your doctor feels you need specialist help.



10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tue – Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Kjell consults at Marina Specialists on Monday (afternoon and evening) and at Epsom Medical Centre on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (every second Wednesday until 7 pm).  

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Referral Expectations

Kjell will take referrals from GPs, concerned family and partners, and of course directly from clients.
Clients seen urgently, normal wait time 1 week.
For Referrers:
  • Referral expectations: Full contact details of referrer, including e-mail address.
  • Referral should include a brief history and a short formulation of the problem at hand. Phone referrals accepted when followed up by fax or email.
  • Referrals can be made through healthpages.co.nz, Fax: (09) 520 5469, or email:

Procedures / Treatments

  • Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder. Emotional states like sadness, ‘feeling blue’ or tearfulness are part of normal human experience.… More

  • Anxiety Disorders

    We all feel some anxiety at some time or other.… More

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    ADHD is a behavioural disorder characterised by problems with concentration and impulse control.… More

  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects about 1% of the general population.… More

  • Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression

    This is a mood disorder in which both depressive (persistent low mood) and manic (elevated or high mood) episodes are experienced.… More


Cancellations: Please provide minimum 24hour notice for cancellations of follow-up consultations, otherwise you will be charged for the full amount. The fee can be waived under exceptional circumstances.

Payments: Are due at the time of service. Payment may be made by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or all major credit cards.

Public Transport

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There is ample parking at Epsom Medical Centre and Marina Specialists.

Contact Details

102 Great South Road, Epsom, Auckland

Central Auckland

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This page was last updated at 1:52PM on February 12, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Kjell Granrud - Auckland Psychiatrist.