Areas of Special Interest
Trauma, anxiety and stress, depression, self esteem, confidence issues, behaviour problems, communication difficulties, parenting, grief and loss, life changes, anger, bullying, sexual Identity, relationship problems.
I offer long and short term therapy.
My focus has always been to establish empathic relationships with people that are genuine and based on unconditional positive regard. Once our relationship has been established we can work together to look at relationships you have had in your life and through discussion we can make sense of learned patterns of behaviour that are affecting and causing problems in your life today, which will enable you to live a full life and flourish.
I favour Person Centred approach working with the relationship. To compliment this I use developmental models such as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, Mindfulness Techniques which includes eastern beliefs if the client requires, this teaches clients how to gain control over self destructive thoughts and behaviours. Transactional Analysis (TA), promotes self understanding for clients and has an immediate effect.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Psychotherapist
Background and Experience
I have been in private practice in West Auckland for 27 years. My Clinical experience is mostly working with people suffering from domestic violence, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, Personality Disorders, bullying, grief and anger.
I have also worked at a Tertiary setting supporting students deal with issues of extreme anxiety, depression, grief Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, bullying and at risk clients .