Adolescents, adults, couples, families.
Areas of Special Interest
Couple therapy. Family therapy. Acceptance and commitment therapy. Attachment informed relational work.
I offer short term and long term therapy depending on the needs of the clients. My aim is to help you increase your self-awareness, skills and ability to manage every day stressors and significant life challenges. The therapies on offer will draw on a variety of evidence based approaches including mindfulness, interpersonal and attachment approaches as well as cognitive behavioural therapy. I tailor my approach to suit and respect the uniqueness of each client.
My practice is also a LGBTTIQ+ affirmative practice that offers therapy to clients who identify as diverse in gender, sex and sexuality in a safe and inclusive environment.
- Attachment based therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Family and Couple Therapy
- Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Clinical & Counselling Psychologist
- Member NZ Psychological Society (MNZPsS)
- Bachelor or Arts (Honours Psychology)
- Master of Arts (Counselling Psychology)
- PhD (Psychology)
Background and Experience
I am a registered counselling and clinical psychologist with 20+ years’ experience. I have a doctorate in psychology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups in the private and public sectors for the last 20 years. I use a collaborative and relational approach in therapy, based on attachment, systems and cognitive behavioral principles.
I am a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society and registered with the NZ Psychologists BoardI . and have presented and published in the area of LGBTIQ+ wellbeing, ethical practice, stress and resilience as well as anorexia nervosa.
I provide clinical supervision to registered clinical and counselling psychologists, drawing on 20 years of clinical experience in private and public sector services. I also provide family therapy supervision.