reThink Children's Therapy Dunedin

Meet the team

Our team are friendly, experienced & professional. We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive assessment services alongside fun & engaging therapy programmes tailored to the needs of the individual.

Vanessa Hornal

Clinical Director

Working hard to ‘Kondo’ her home

Vanessa is of Ngāti Kahungunu descent and is our Clinical Director. She works with our team to ensure we are providing you with the best, most clinically sound and culturally appropriate support. Helping parents make the best possible life for their children, young people and themselves motivates Vanessa, an experienced clinical psychologist. Incorporating evidence-based practice with a warm, relaxed, and genuine therapeutic style, Vanessa feels privileged to support families in their personal journeys.


Specialist Areas of Practice

  • Cognitive Educational Assessment
  • Learning Disability
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Family & whānau support


Qualifications & Memberships

  • Master of Science
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
  • New Zealand Registered Clinical Psychologist
  • Member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists


Vanessa is based in Dunedin.