Areas of Special Interest
Relationships, anxiety & depression, grief and loss, loneliness, work issues, spirituality/religion, life meaning/direction, confidence/self image, bullying, harassment, dealing with illness, dealing with change, starting a family, career counselling
I am a qualified experienced counsellor, working with adults, teenagers and couples on issues including relationships, life satisfaction, work issues, depression, anxiety and grief. People tell me that I am a kind warm-hearted person who brings openness and respect to the people I work with.
I use a person centred approach which helps people to explore life issues in a safe and caring space. This lets many discover new possibilities that feel right for them. I also use Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples rekindle love.
I’ve worked in telecommunications, management, IT, government and human resources. I live with my husband in Tawa and we keep bees.
Trained in a variety of mainstream counselling approaches including Client Centered Therapy (Rogers), Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT), Narrative, Te Weke, Gestalt and Art Therapy, I will work ‘existentially’ with you. This places your values, beliefs, constraints and strengths at the centre of our work while I draw on one or more of these approaches to support you in uncovering solutions for your issues.
I use a number of ways of checking to ensure sessions are meeting your needs.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Member The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
- Affiliate Member of The Australia New Zealand Psychodrama Association (ANZPA)
- Bachelor of Counselling
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Arts (includes Psychology to Stage 2)
- Certified in Completed Advanced Group Crisis Intervention, Strategies & Tactics for Complex Situation, by Crisis Intervention & Management Australasia
Background and Experience
I work to the NZAC Code of Ethics & support the Treaty of Waitangi. I have been working as a counsellor, career counsellor and trauma responder since 2008. I see private clients and provide EAP services for two nationwide NZ EAP Providers.
Run the Wellington peer supervision group for Emotionally Focused Couples and Individual Therapists. Have been running this group for several years.