Disclaimer Privacy Policy & Copyright


Tough Talk is owned and run by Sam O’Sullivan, a Clinical Psychologist and registered Sole Trader working to improve the mental health of all people and communities in New Zealand.


This agreement sets forth the terms and conditions which apply to the use by you of the Tough Talk website, social media channels, and newsletter subscription.

The right to use any product or service offered by the Tough Talk is personal to you and is not transferable to any other person or entity.

Sam O’Sullivan shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Tough Talk website and social media channels.

Any information provided on this website or our social media channels is to be used for informational/educational purposes only. Sam O’Sullivan is not providing therapy through the Tough Talk site and the material should not be used as a substitute for seeking professional care. The potential risks associated with improper diagnosis or treatment can only be minimised by consultations with mental health professionals.

For further information about a condition or the treatments mentioned, please consult your health professional. Any feedback on the information provided should be emailed to sam@toughtalk.nz

While every care has been taken in the preparation of the information contained in this website and our social media, users are reminded that Sam O’Sullivan cannot accept any legal liability for any errors or omissions or damages resulting from reliance on the information contained in this website and our social media content.

Privacy policy

Any information you transmit to us is done so at your own risk.

Sam O’Sullivan will not intentionally disclose any of your personal information, except for the following reasons:

  • When it is required by law

  • To protect the rights of Sam O’Sullivan

  • When permission has been granted to do so

If information is disclosed because of a mistake of Sam O’Sullivan (e.g., accidentally placing a subscriber’s email address in a field that is visible to others), then he will do everything in his ability to respond to any concerns.


Copyright © 2017 Sam O’Sullivan Sole Trader. Permission is granted for the information contained in the website to be copied, used and/or distributed under the following conditions only:

  • The source is acknowledged

  • No fee is charged

  • It is used for educational purposes

  • No alterations are made to the selected material


We welcome your feedback, email sam@toughtalk.nz However, if you require personal health advice, please consult your health professional.