Adolescents (18+), adults.
Areas of Special Interest
I see people with a range of issues including; trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, OCD, substance use, grief and loss, illness and parenting difficulties.
I am passionate about psychotherapy and have watched many clients make profound changes as we create a safe space to explore issues in an environment where they can feel free to express themselves as they are without judgement.
Because we are all different, I believe that Psychotherapy is about creating a holistic space to positively benefit each individual in the best way possible. I therefore draw on a range of theories and techniques to inform my practice with each client to help support individuals to make positive life changes.
I offer both short term and long term psychotherapy to adolescents and adults who are struggling to move forward, are feeling stuck, or facing difficulties in their lives.
I provide a safe, honest and confidential space to explore deeper issues and to begin to make sense of why you may repeat patterns of behaviour, think and feel the way you do.
I receive regular and ongoing supervision to maintain best practice for my work.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Psychotherapist
- Member of NZ Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
- Graduate Diploma Psychosocial Studies
- Masters of Health Science, (Psychotherapy)
Background and Experience
I have been involved in several NGO's for the past 15 years including Youthline, Lifeline and Kauri Trust where I have taken on various roles within the community as a Youth Worker, Psychotherapist, Group Facilitator, Drug and Alcohol Practitioner and Phone Counsellor. I have worked in various schools and universities as a student counsellor supporting young people and students. I gained a wealth of experience at Waitakere Abuse and Trauma Counselling Service where I worked as a student Psychotherapist alongside survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. I now work primarily in private practice as a Psychotherapist and can offer both face to face and on line therapy.