ABOUT THE CLINIC AND DR MENDEL
Our treatments focus on understanding your problems (the diagnosis), and helping you dealing with them (treatments). We treat a variety of problems including depression, bipolar affective disorders, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychological trauma, sleep disordersand more.
We are a recognised leader in providing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in New Zealand. We use TMS to resolve mental and neuropathic disorders, without medication. TMS is a breakthrough therapy that helps healing specific areas of the brain. This results in significant improvement in mood, energy, focus, and general well-being.
With a background in Engineering before going into Medicine and pioneering TMS in NZ more than 15 years ago, Dr Mendel has an unrivalled technical knowledge and experience in this field.
Dr Mendel is an elected International Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, an accredited Member of the Faculty of Adult Psychiatry of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
He is also a member and contributor of the World Health Organization' (WHO) Global Practice Network (GCPN), an international community of mental health and primary care professionals committed to furthering research and practice in global mental health.
Among his diverse qualifications and experience he has done field work in social and psychological anthropology with the indigenous Guarani people of the Atlantic Forest of Southeastern Brazil and is one of the founders of the SOS Mata Atlantica (SOS Atlantic Forest), an NGO dedicated to the protection and preservation of the precious rain forests in Brazil
Dr Rui Mendel
Dr Rui Mendel is a compassionate and experienced psychiatrist with over 30 years experience in the industry.
Having worked in the Americas, Europe and Oceania, he offers the utmost care, experience, and innovation to his patients.
He is married with two children, has a dog named Sophie, a cat and goldfish.
Training & Background
Dr Mendel did his training in psychiatry at the leading Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College in London, and at the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin.
During his time in London he also had extensive training in anxiety disorders, including Phobias and OCD, under the tutorship of Professor Isaac Marks as well as Marital and Sexual Dysfunction with Dr Michael Crow and Professor Michael King.
Bringing TMS to NZ
Dr Mendel is the first psychiatrist to pioneer TMS treatment in NZ more than 15 years ago. Having also trained at the prestigious Brain Stimulation Training program at MAPrc in Melbourne, he can adjust the treatment for his patients in a safer and better way than everybody else.