Children, adolescents, adults.
Areas of Special Interest
Grief & Loss, Post & Ante-natal Distress, Childbirth Experiences and Trauma, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Self-esteem, Life Difficulties & Changes, Decision Making and Uncertainties, Migrants, Anger, Anxiety & Stress, Relationship & Life.
Counselling is a process of helping and supporting a person/s to resolve, understand, accept or heal personal, social or psychological challenges and difficulties. I work alongside clients in an active, collaborative, client-led and non-judgmental way encouraging them to be truly open to exploring their unique situations. I consider it to be a privilege to work with clients at this level and I am passionate about providing the necessary support for clients engage in the possibilities of their lives.
My intention is for clients to find the counselling process meaningful and for it to have a positive impact on their lives. Being a witness to a client's transformation through this process is both fulfilling and rewarding and I feel privileged to work alongside clients through their life journeys.
I am empathic and non-judgmental in my work and my approach is flexible and diverse, ensuring that each client is valued and respected.
I am authentic and down to earth and I enjoy working with a diversity of people of all ages. Because I tailor my way of working to best suit each client I encourage and appreciate regular feedback. Working in this feedback-informed way ensures the best possible outcome as progress is evaluated.
Empowering clients and building on their resilience is the foundation of my work. I work in a client-led, pluralistic way, drawing from many modalities depending on what fits best with each client (Person-centred Practice, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy CBT, Narrative Therapy).
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)
- ACC Registered Counsellor
- Post Graduate in Education (Counselling & Guidance) Massey University
- Bachelor of Counselling: Wellington Institute of Technology
- Advanced Study Major in Relationship Counselling, New Zealand Institute of Professional of Counsellors
- Diploma in Professional Counselling, New Zealand Institute of Professional of Counsellors
- Diploma of Professional Coaching, Southern Institute of Technology
Background and Experience
Skylight Trust - Contract Counsellor (Nov 2017 - Current). Supporting children, young people, their families/whānau and friends to navigate through tough times of trauma, loss and grief including divorce and separation.
Big White Wall - online mental health and well-being service (3 years).
Undergraduate placement - Post & Ante-Natal Distress Support (2 years) supporting those struggling with ongoing distress/depression. For some, parenting is an easy journey and for others the road can be bumpy and full of twists and turns. I offer support to families struggling with adapting to the role of parenthood and I provide counselling support to parent/s struggling with Post & Ante-natal Distress.