About Us

Our Story

Changing your thinking and being able to critically analyse your behaviour can super charge your success. At Critical Thinking Consultancy our focus is on using empirical research-based evidence and professional experience to help embed behaviour change.

We provide clear focused consultation and insight about what works from proven psychological theory, being able to separate facts from opinions or quick fixes, a unique feature contributing to our success. We assist with the recruitment, retention and development of the right people for you and help high performers to excel further and improve their professional resilience, leadership, influence, and management of others. We work to maximise and optimise performance within senior leadership teams and foster insights that create highly effective professional and business relationships. Critical Thinking…let us show you how it can be your super power.

Our Team

Teresa Watson

Teresa has built comprehensive experience working as a clinical and corporate psychologist providing consultation to professional services firms with a research based and results focused approach. Teresa’s combination of corporate and clinical experience means she understands complexity and applies real psychological theory, empirical research, and skills that work to enhance the potential of her clients.

Her role is to challenge thinking, attitudes, and approaches to enhance individual and company-wide leadership success. As a registered clinical psychologist she is an expert in behavioural change who uniquely understands the complex factors that drive human behaviour.


  • Master of Science (Merit) (Psychology)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (Distinction)

  • Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) (Psychology and Criminology)

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist, New Zealand Psychologists Board


  • MNZCCP (Member New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists)

  • MPS (Medical Protection Society)

  • MANZAPPL (Member Australian & New Zealand Association of Psychology, Psychiatry and Law)

Petra Rasmussen

Petra has a wide range of experience across administration and office management roles. She provides comprehensive understanding of complex systems and the ability to communicate these in a clear manner.

Petra has worked across government, NGO and private sectors, developing and appreciation and understanding of the operational requirements across sectors. When not being a super administrator Petra enjoys musical theatre and the outdoors.