Zelda graduated from medical school in South Africa, before moving to the UK in 1999, where she worked extensively in mental health services within the NHS in London. Whilst working in psychiatric settings, she developed a special interest in addiction medicine and had the privilege of learning from well-respected experts in the field.
She moved to New Zealand in 2012 where she joined CADS Auckland and was later appointed as the lead clinician for the Opioid Treatment service in Auckland. Zelda later moved to the Bay of Plenty where she held this position until returning to Auckland to join Re-centre.
Zelda works as a Medical Doctor for Re-centre, seeing adults who are experiencing a range of mental health issues including anxiety and mood disorders. She has a special interest in supporting those suffering with chronic pain, and works with people to help manage their prescription opioid use, and to develop skills and strategies to improve their lives. She provides assessment and care to those affected by mental health and/or substance and behavioural addiction problems.
Over the years, Zelda has also come to realise that insomnia is a significant health burden affecting a large number of people, and has been learning more about the application of cognitive behavioural therapy as a treatment for this debilitating condition.
Zelda is one of Re-centre’s lead developers and facilitator for a range of groups and workshops, all aimed at supporting people to live their best life, ranging from substance dependency recovery to insomnia workshops and cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia.
Appointments and referrals:
Please call us on +64 9 884 8350 to book an appointment with Dr Strydom, or seek a specific referral to her through your GP.