Children, adolescents, adults, couples, families.
Areas of Special Interest
Forensic Population, Relationship Difficulties, Parenting Support, Trauma, Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Health Related Stress, Sexual health (Exploring sexual identity, Sexually Harmful Behaviours), Working with Culturally Diverse Populations.
Emma is dedicated in helping clients and their families to develop an understanding of how they think, feel, and behave; and supporting them to develop skills to manage their own wellbeing. She believes in supporting clients by building their knowledge and skills, while utilising positive and strength based engagement. Emma believes that understanding the relationship you have with yourself and how this influences how you relate to the world is an important aspect of developing self awareness and skills that can improve your well being.
Coming from a culturally diverse background and upbringing, Emma enjoys working within cultural frameworks and has a particular focus on with working with diverse populations; with a special interest in working with Pasifika, East Asian and migrant families experiencing difficulties.
Emma is trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST), Group Therapy, Relationship Therapy (Developmental Model), Cognitive Analytical Therapy and utilises Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches as required.
Emma believes that therapy approaches are dependent on what goals the client would like to achieve, what difficulties they are presenting with and are selected in partnership with clients.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Psychologist
- Member NZ Psychological Society (MNZPsS)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice
- Masters of Arts (Hons) Psychology
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education
Background and Experience
Emma was born in Fiji and is mixed race; she was raised in New Zealand and completed her academic studies in Auckland. She has worked in Australia and New Zealand in a variety of settings for over 8 years. Emma has a broad range of experience across the ages with mood disorders, relationship difficulties and trauma. Her specialist experience has come from working within Health, Forensic, Care and Protection, Trauma and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Settings.