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Dr Kjell Granrud - Auckland Psychiatrist

Private Service, Mental Health



Kjell Granrud is a specialist in adult & adolescent psychiatry who has private rooms and consults in Botany.

His areas of specialisation are:

  • General Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry (Age 14-55)
  • ADHD (also adult)
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Personality issues/Conflict resolution (relationship and workplace)
  • OCD & Conduct disorders
  • Assessment of Early Psychosis
  • Addiction issues
Kjell works in an integrated model based on a psychodynamic approach and a biological understanding before designing treatment. His approaches are based on a solid clinical assessment and a full line of treatment within this integrated model. This model will suit people with depressive symptoms, anxiety, bipolar disorders, as well as people who struggle to find a way out of crisis and conflicts.

Kjell is a qualified Group psychoanalyst from the model of London Institute of Group Analysis.

Besides English, Kjell also speaks all Scandinavian languages and German.

What is Mental Illness?
Mental illness is a clinically significant behaviour or psychological (to do with the mind) disorder that is associated with distress or disability. It is not just the way someone responds to a particular event nor is it limited to the way a person interacts with society.
A mental illness can continuously or intermittently (occasionally) affect our capacity for speech, language, mood, affect, thoughts, perceptions, insight, judgement, cognition (understanding) and volition (ability to make choices). It can limit our ability to function as society would normally expect of us and can put us and others at risk.
Mental illness is therefore, a broad term that covers problems ranging from minor to severe disorders.
A ‘consultant psychiatrist’ is a doctor who, after basic medical qualifications, receives further training and develops the expertise to become a ‘specialist’ in identifying symptoms of, and diagnosing and treating, mental illnesses. You may have been referred to a consultant psychiatrist if your doctor feels you need specialist help.


Referral Expectations

Kjell will take referrals from GPs, concerned family and partners, and of course directly from clients.
Clients seen urgently, normal wait time 1 week (may vary).
For Referrers:
  • Referral expectations: Full contact details of referrer, including e-mail address.
  • Referral should include a brief history and a short formulation of the problem at hand. Phone referrals accepted when followed up by email.
  • Referrals can be made through healthpages.co.nz or email:


Cancellations: Please provide minimum 24hour notice for cancellations of follow-up consultations, otherwise you will be charged for the full amount. The fee can be waived under exceptional circumstances.

Payments: Are due at the time of service. Payment may be made by cash, EFTPOS or all major credit cards.


Mon – Thu9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00-3:00 PM

Dr Granrud consults on alternate Wednesdays until 5:00 PM

Appointment times available outside these hours on request.

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).

Procedures / Treatments

  • Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder. Emotional states like sadness, ‘feeling blue’ or tearfulness are part of normal human experience.… More

  • Anxiety Disorders

    We all feel some anxiety at some time or other.… More

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    ADHD is a behavioural disorder characterised by problems with concentration and impulse control.… More

  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects about 1% of the general population.… More

  • Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression

    This is a mood disorder in which both depressive (persistent low mood) and manic (elevated or high mood) episodes are experienced.… More

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Contact Details

Referrals: Referrals can be made through healthpages.co.nz or by email

39 Bishop Dunn Place
Flat Bush
Auckland 2013

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39 Bishop Dunn Place
Flat Bush
Auckland 2013

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K Granrud Psychiatric Services
39 Bishop Dunn Place
Auckland 2013

This page was last updated at 12:25PM on December 20, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Kjell Granrud - Auckland Psychiatrist.