Adults, couples, groups.
Areas of Special Interest
Self esteem and self confidence. Relationships and all the challenges they throw up. Difficulties with feelings such as anxiety, depression, loss, anger. Family and group dynamics.
I believe it is the underlying thoughts feelings impulses that are the most powerful at both tripping us up but also of showing us our growth potential. Hidden in the confusion, upset, conflict -both external and internal - are lots of clues. My role is to help you to manage these often very difficult feelings or situations and identify the reasons or purpose behind them. This leads to a new and deeper understanding of what we truly need and who we more truly are, rather than the negative, limiting self-perceptions that have been running our lives. Decisions about what to do are much simpler from there.
I work as both a real person- from a large family, within a 30+ year marriage with children, grandchildren and step children- as well as a professional. My trainings include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Jungian Psychology, Emotional Frequency Training, Interactive Drawing Therapy, Process Training- I am always learning! This means I have a wide range of possible ways to look at something and from which to select the best approach depending on a persons readiness, style and current issues.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Member NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Registered Supervisor with NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC)
- Member NZ Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)
- Bachelor of Arts (AU)
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Vic)
- Post Graduate Certificate (Psychoanalysis) (AUT)
- Post Graduate Certificate (Jungian Psychology) (AUT)
- Advanced Clinical Practice (NZAP)
Background and Experience
In my 20 plus years working in successful Private Practice I have worked with a wide variety of individuals, couples, groups and families over the range of issues life presents.
Accredited Supervisor (NZAC) of 10 years experience. Providing a meta level overview of dynamics, including transference and countertransference, parallel process, self care and ethical challenges. I believe in a supervision that is solidifying and confidence building with a non judgemental style that is safe and supportive as well as constructively critical. We both seek to understand what happens for best learning and practice.