Dr Susanna Galea-Singer

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Susanna Galea-Singer has a passion for providing care and treatment to individuals, families and whānau, who are affected by mental health and/or substance dependence problems, helping them identify what matters to them, and helping them bring out their strengths that sets them off on their recovery journey. Susanna is an experienced psychiatrist, who has been working in the area of psychiatry for more than 20 years. Having worked within mental health and substance dependency services across different countries (NZ, Malta and the UK), provided Susanna with an opportunity to engage with individuals from different cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds.

Susanna has a particular interest in co-existing addiction and mental health issues. Her approach is to engage and listen, considering the individual’s experience and together with that individual, developing an effective treatment programme designed to make a difference to what matters to that individual, their family and whānau. Susanna will share her expertise with you to help you through your journey of recovery.

In addition to supporting individuals, Susanna has been working in clinical lead positions, and has contributed to the scientific knowledge of mental health and addiction through involvement in research projects, training, presentations, nationally and globally, and various publications. Susanna is an Honorary Senior Lecturer & Associate Director of the Centre for Addictions Research, University of Auckland and is an internationally recognised psychiatrist, holding a Board position on the International Society of Addiction Medicine and Chair positions of committees of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.


M.D (1992), MRCPsych (2002), MSc in Addictive Behaviour (1996), Diploma in Forensic Mental Health (2000)

Appointments and referrals:

Please call us on +64 9 884 8350 to book an appointment with Dr Galea-Singer, or seek a specific referral to her through your GP.

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