Adolescents (16+), adults, couples.
Areas of Special Interest
Sex and pornography addictions and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are my two main areas of specialty. Aside from my main specialties I also work with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma and alcohol & drug addictions.
I welcome people of any ethnicity, gender or culture. I have helped many people get through some of the most difficult times in their lives and I bring a supportive non-judgmental attitude to everyone I work with. I offer short and long term therapy.
People often arrive feeling anxious or guilty about their thoughts, behaviours or situation in life and it’s a pleasure to be able to reassure them that they can recover, explain what’s happening to them, give them perspective and show them a clear path forward. Often recovery also involves helping people see the origin of the issue while simultaneously learning ways to set about changing it. By the end of therapy people have usually worked through the issue, feel more in control of their lives, are more clear on their values and more in touch with their true selves.
I believe that effective psychotherapy needs to be tailored to the person as everyone has their own unique history, values and goals.
I have an integrative approach to psychotherapy utilising clinically proven methods such as Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) including exposure/response prevention for OCD, Motivational Interviewing, Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) for relationships, and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
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Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Psychotherapist (PBANZ)
- Member of International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
Qualifications and Experience
- Masters of Psychotherapy (Honours) – AUT
- Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy – AUT
- Bachelor of Architecture (Hons)
Background and Experience
I’ve had over twenty years experience in the counselling and psychotherapy professions. My initial counselling training began in 1995 at Youthline before I went on to do my Masters degree in Psychotherapy at AUT. Following that I worked at Waitemata DHB and Auckland DHB as well as starting a private practice at the Mensana Clinic. For the last 10 years I have worked full-time in private practice in Ponsonby.