Dr William Ackers

Consultant Psychiatrist

MBBS, FRANZCP, Cert. Child & Adolescent 


Dr William Ackers is a Child and Adolescent and General Adult psychiatrist, he sees patients from childhood onwards. He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 2005 from the University of East Anglia, Norwich in the United Kingdom. He moved to Auckland, New Zealand in 2012 where he completed his generalist training as well as the certificate of advanced learning in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry via the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP).

Working experience

Dr William Ackers has over ten years of experience in psychiatry and has worked in both metropolitan and rural areas in Australia and New Zealand. He has predominantly worked in both general adult and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). He has held the position of honorary senior lecturer at Auckland University and is an accredited supervisor for RANZCP trainees.

Membership and Affiliations

Dr Will Ackers has held positions on training committees and the RANZCP’s faculty of child and adolescent psychiatry. He is a fellow of the RANZCP.

Special interest

Dr William Ackers has an interest in recovery-based models of care, emphasizing holistic, evidenced-based treatment. He draws on multiple psychotherapeutic modalities in addition to biological treatments and views all patient interactions as opportunities for therapeutic conversations and positive change. He ascribes to the view that treatment is more likely to be effective when developed in partnership with the patient and their family where appropriate.


Dr William Ackers is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Special Interests

  • Adult ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child and Adolescent ADHD
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Intellectual Disability
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorder
  • PTSD


Affiliations & Memberships

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)



  • English

Days Available

  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday


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