Children, adolescents, adults.
Areas of Special Interest
Life transitions, immigration, identity, trauma, stress, existential issues, self-esteem, relationships, personal development, grief, family or relationship issues, anxiety, immigration, depression, children’s and teenager’s emotional regulation issues
I offer counselling and art therapy – each by itself or combined, depending on your preferences.
Therapy is about how we relate to things that are happening or have happened to us. It could be specific situations or conflict, relationship issues with a loved one or friends, it may be questions about the life cycle or loss, for some it may be feelings of anxiety or fear, for others it is about understanding themselves and where they fit in the world.
My approach focuses on creating a safe and creative space, where we can explore this together and you can find a sense of resilience, understanding, and steps towards positive change.
For those interested in using creative processes in their therapy, I’ve found art and expression can be vehicles for a transformative therapeutic experience. Artistic skill is unnecessary, the process of creating/meaning-making is more important than end product.
As an experienced counsellor and art therapist, I’ve developed an approach that gives you the space to explore what’s happening in your life, on your own terms. This affords us the unique opportunity to explore what’s on your mind using a variety of flexible, insight-driven frameworks.
The most important aspect of any session for me is to create a safe, non-judgemental environment to explore any themes that are popping up for you. Whether you’re dealing with issues of identity, relationships, grief or are dealing with past-trauma.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Psychotherapists (ProvMNZAP)
- Masters in Art Therapy
- Bachelor of Fine Arts
Background and Experience
I’ve had extensive experience in New Zealand and overseas, working with a diverse range of clients in different environments and life-stages. This has included providing one-on-one support in boarding schools with teenagers and children, and working with adults and children in private practice as well as within therapeutic organisations.