Areas of Special Interest
I provide methods that unpack problems, reclaim your value and acknowledge the effects, emotions and symptoms of anxiety, anger, loneliness, depression, post-traumatic stress, suicidal and homicidal ideation, personality traits/disorders, negative behaviours and physical health issues.
I enquiry overtime the past, present and future of the problem in order to create movement. This enquiry challenges psychological rigidity and inspires psychological flexibility. With the aim to obtain self-awareness by highlighting what is important, what you accord value to and what connects you to yourself and others.
The application of my method, uncovers what learnings are required and what steps you need to take, to create new opportunities and spontaneous insights.
The approaches that inform my practice are:
- Acceptance and Commitment therapy
- Narrative therapy
- Brief Solution focused therapy
- Holistic Health care models
- Anger and Anxiety Management skills
- Assertive Communication tools
I value healthy relationships and the maintenance of them as part of the therapeutic process. My goal is to facilitate therapeutic conversations that create better understandings of how to respond to change, what you want and to naturally inspire hope.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Registered Mental Health Nurse
- Bachelor of Nursing (2002)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (2012)
Background and Experience
- Counsellor/Supervisor in private practice – Counselling and Health Partners
- School Counsellor
- Group therapy facilitator and developer – Acute Adult Inpatient Unit (Psychiatry)
- Mental Health Nursing – Acute Mental Health, Dual disabilities
I provide supervision based on the Bridget Proctor model, highlighting functions of supervision. Such as, Restorative - promoting self-wellbeing, Formative - learning and development that informs practice, Normative - promoting professional and ethical conduct.
I understand supervision to be a protected time for critical in depth reflections to be had, focusing on the support and development of ethical watchfulness and creating opportunities to experience personal and professional developments.
The benefits of supervision is to receive practical help, social and emotional support, and time to address the practitioners responsibilities, which will ultimately enhance job satisfaction.