Assessment – Intervention – Evaluation – Counselling – Supervision – Professional Development
Children ----- Adolescents ----- Couples ----- Families

I am a Christchurch Psychologist specialising in the assessment, evaluation and intervention support for children, adolescents, adults and families.

Work experience

I have over 10 years experience as a secondary school teacher and have taught science, mathematics and accounting up to senior levels and to adults and to 9 and 10 year old children. I also have over 10 years experience working with children (their families and schools) with behaviour, learning and emotional/psychological challenges as a Specialist Education Services (SES) employee, a Resource Teacher of Learning & Behaviour (RTLB) and an Independent Practitioner. More recently (the past 4 years) I have been involved in Child Custody evaluations.

Sushila Deo - Christchurch New Zealand Registered Psychologist

I have extensive experience and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Learning disabilities e.g. Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
  • Gifted & Talented
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Low Average and Average Abilities
  • Above Average abilities
  • Giftedness
  • Attention, concentration, hyperactivity problems
  • Autistic Spectral Disorder (Autism & Asperger's)
  • Adaptive behaviour/Life skills
  • Behaviour disorders/ problems /issues e.g. ADHD
  • Emotional issues
  • Children, adolescent & family issues
  • Reader/ Writer for NCEA and tertiary levels
  • Study strategies
  • Counselling /mediation
  • Supervision
  • Professional development
  • Domestic violence
  • Positive parenting
  • Behaviour, social, psychological and developmental challenges


  • University of Otago
    • Bachelor of Science
  • Canterbury University, Lincoln College
    • Master of Science (Honours)
  • University of Canterbury
    • Bachelor of Commerce
    • Master of Education (Distinction) and Certificate in Counselling
  • Christchurch College of Education
    • Diploma of Teaching
  • Victoria University of Wellington
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies
  • Massey University
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Psychology
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Psychology
  • Professional Affiliations
    • Member of NZ Psychological Society and Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology
    • Family Court Association of New Zealand
  • Registered with the NZ Psychologists Board
  • Trained and accredited in Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
Kids drawing

Sushila Deo (Registered Psychologist, MNZPsS).
Office address: 147 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch.
Postal Address: PO Box 2536, Christchurch Mail Centre, Christchurch. Mobile. (021) 133 9269,