Vermont Street Specialists
Our psychiatrists are:
- Dr Jane Casey
- Dr Ian Goodwin
- Dr Rob Shieff
- Dr Karl Jansen
Our psychologists are:
- Lisa Cohen
- Gwendoline Smith
- Marguerite Laing
In Addition: Drs Shieff & Goodwin provide Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as part of the management of refractory depression. TMS is a comprehensively researched, internationally endorsed, highly effective and exceptionally well tolerated intervention for difficult-to-treat depression.
Dr Jane Casey - Mental Capacity Assessment Service
Jane is a consultant psychiatrist and psychogeriatrician and her areas of special interest include depression, dementia, cognition and capacity assessments. She has considerable experience in writing expert opinion reports in relation to the Mental Health Act, PPPR Act and mental capacity cases, including capacity to appoint Enduring Powers of Attorney and Testamentary capacity.
Dr Ian Goodwin
Dr Goodwin is a consultant psychiatrist with subspecialty training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (the interaction between physical and mental illness) and Forensic Psychiatry.
Dr Rob Shieff
Rob is a general adult consultant psychiatrist. His main area of clinical interest relates to the evaluation and management of Mood Disorders – Major Depression, Bipolar Affective Disorder and the Anxiety Disorders. However, Rob is proficient in the treatment of a broad range of adult psychiatric illnesses and is comfortable working with individual patients, couples, families and groups. Rob also has considerable experience in undertaking assessments and providing reports for third party organisations.
As well as his expertise in the pharmacological treatment of mental illness, Rob has also undertaken extensive training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), which forms the core of his psychotherapeutic approach to understanding and treating psychological problems. Rob is also actively involved in a variety of primary mental health teaching initiatives.
Dr Karl Jansen (Added May 2018)
Dr Karl Jansen is a consultant psychiatrist with wide interests. He has a great deal of experience in preparing expert witness court reports in a wide range of matters, including drugs and alcohol and parenting matters, Section 21 and other Mental Health Act assessments and second opinions, forensic assessments and fitness-to-plead assessments.
Lisa works collaboratively and holistically with each client using techniques specifically suited to the individual’s needs to empower the client and their families/whanau.
To read more please visit Lisa Cohen's website: www.lisacohenpsychology.co.nz
Gwendoline is a consultant psychologist with a specialty in the treatment of depression and anxiety conditions. She is also a published author in this area.
A 'psychologist' is a non-medical specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, abnormal behaviour and psychiatric problems. They provide psychological evaluation, assessment, testing and treatment for people experiencing mental or emotional problems.
Please contact the practice during business hours, Monday to Friday, to arrange an appointment with one of our specialists.
Usual consulting days are:
Dr Jane Casey: Friday Mornings
Dr Ian Goodwin: Monday mornings, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am till 4.30pm
Dr Rob Shieff: Monday to Friday (evening consultations on Wednesday)
Dr Karl Jansen: Friday afternoons
Gwendoline Smith: Monday to Wednesday
Lisa Cohen: Every Wednesday from 10am till 6pm and every Thursday from 10am till 6pm
You will be sent a patient information sheet, which covers some basic, but very important, details. Please complete this form (copy also located below) for our records and bring it with you. Similarly, if you have any other information that you think would help us to understand you and your problems better, you’re most welcome to bring that along too.
A lot of people like to organise their thoughts about what they’d like to discuss in note form and bring this with them to jog their memory.
If you’d like to speak with us, either before or after your appointment, please call the practice managers.
Procedures / Treatments
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
Depression is a mood disorder. Emotional states like sadness, ‘feeling blue’ or tearfulness are part of normal human experience.… More
We all feel some anxiety at some time or other.… More
Coffee, tea, biscuits and chocolates all available for our patients.
25 Vermont Street is located a little way down Vermont Street on the right hand side if approached from Ponsonby Road.
The Auckland Transport Journey Planner will help you to plan your journey.
Free off-street patient parking is available at the front of the building. There is also street parking and parking across the road behind the church hall.
For more information about parking click here.
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This page was last updated at 2:13PM on October 10, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Vermont Street Specialists.