I have been practicing psychotherapy and counselling for over twenty years. I am a full Member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP) with an Advanced Clinical Practice Certificate, and am a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC). I am also a founding and active member of Waka Oranga, the National Collective of Maori Psychotherapy Practitioners. I trained in Intergrative Gestalt Therapy and qualified as a psychotherapist in the mid 1990’s from Auckland University of Technology (AUT). I have worked mainly within a private practice setting and also in community agencies, prison, secondary schools and tertiary institutions.
With a lifelong interest in and committment to living as authentically as I am able, and in addition to my professional training and experience, I have studied many spiritual paths; eastern, western and indigenous, to arrive at a place where I feel settled and at ease with who I am. I have a regular meditation practice and karakia (prayer) play an important role in my life.
I am of Maori (Ngati Ranginui and Ngaiterangi), French, Irish, English and Scottish descent. I am married, and together with my partner, we have seven children and eleven precious mokopuna. I am a student of ACIM, I love gardening, films and books.