Noriko Noda

Certified Practitioner since May 2023

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Hi, I am Dr. Noriko Noda. 

I am a medical practitioner (general practitioner) in New Zealand, professional life coach, and Havening Techniques ®️ practitioner. 


I was born in Japan and lived there until I moved to New Zealand in 2002. I started my career as a surgeon in Japan, especially in the field of surgical oncology (cancer operations). I often felt something was missing working as a surgeon looking after people. 

Since I moved to New Zealand and gained medical registration here, I chose the specialty of General practice, which gave me some answer to my feeling of “a missing piece”. I love the holistic aspect of general practice.

 Then I became passionate about mental health, as I witnessed as a general practitioner, the effect of mental well-being on many other aspects of people’s health. 

Adding Havening Techniques ®️ expanded my skill set to serve people.


My interest is especially in parenting and education at school, raising the next generation with healthy self-esteem, effective communication skills, and a growth mindset.  I believe this helps to break dysfunctional “tribe (generational)” cycles and eventually serves to improve the current mental disease pandemic.


My education and experience also include counseling modalities like CBT, ACT, DBT and IFT, as well as NLP.


I am fluent in English and Japanese.

Areas of specialization

Anger management, Anxiety, Depression, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Relationship issues, Relaxation, Stress, Adolescents, Grief, Self-Belief, Self-Development, Belief Creation, Confidence, Empowerment, Bereavement


Whangarei, New Zealand