Areas of Special Interest
Anxiety and Depression, Childhood Issues such as Abuse or Neglect, Dreams, Issues of Trust, Intimacy and Communication in Relationships, Workplace Issues, Finding Direction in Life, Whether to Become a Parent, Post Natal Depression, the Psychological Experience of Being a Parent, Going Through Separation and Divorce, Significant Life Transitions, Dealing with the Impact of Trauma, Self-Development, Grief and Loss, Aging.
I offer a respectful and confidential therapeutic relationship within which you will be able to safely explore a broad range of current life concerns.
This might involve wanting to improve a sense of meaning and quality of life, to understand and alleviate distress, and to address ways in which you might feel stuck in repetitive patterns.
To give an idea of the sorts of problems people seek therapy with me for: persistent low self-esteem and self-doubt, feelings of living behind a mask, being adaptive to others, feeling shame or guilt about a situation past or present, feeling numb, living within the shadow of family expectations or past experience, mood imbalances, expressing emotion or communicating in relationships, coping with stress, social anxiety, perfectionism, disordered eating, difficulties with self-care, being a family member or partner to someone with an eating disorder, the effects of neglect, abuse or trauma, repeating, puzzling or nightmarish dreams, unresolved grief, behaviours that seem irrational, and navigating significant life changes.
Please get in touch if you would like to have an initial session, during which we will carefully explore your current concerns and whether I might be able to help.
I am a Jungian Analyst and psychotherapist, offering a depth approach which facilitates a healthy interaction between the conscious and unconscious aspects of ourselves. By attending carefully to one’s thoughts, feeling life, bodily symptoms, relational interactions between us in the analytic session, dreams, fantasies, and other expressions of the psyche, it is possible to engage more authentically with others and with profound resources within. Relational psychodynamic psychotherapy can attend well to difficulties which are interfering with relationships with others and connection with oneself. Analytic therapy is a profound endeavour, capable of supporting a growing strength, calm and aliveness in ways which are uniquely individual and expanding of conscious awareness.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Psychotherapist (PBANZ)
- Member of the NZ Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)
- Australian New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts (ANZSJA)
- Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (AUT)
- Jungian Analyst ANZSJA CGJI
Background and Experience
I am experienced in helping people navigate the therapeutic process across a wide range of difficulties, having worked in both public and private clinical settings since 2002.
I offer supervision for psychodynamically trained psychotherapists, and other clinicians interested in incorporating a Jungian psychoanalytic perspective in thinking about their work, including exploration of unconscious factors active in the therapeutic relationship. This grows a deeper reflective practice which can compliment other clinical backgrounds.