Children, adolescents, adults, groups.
In an initial appointment with me we will discuss what you hope to gain from coming to counselling and any goals you may wish to work towards. We’ll work collaboratively and look at the strengths and the knowledge you already hold and how we can use this knowledge and strength to work through difficulties you may be experiencing.
With young people I love working around areas of developmental change, puberty, growing up, developing a secure sense of identity and working with family and other significant relationships. I often focus on building resilience and self-esteem as a way of tackling not only issues young people are currently facing, but also enabling them to manage tough times in the future. I have worked in a variety of youth settings from respite services to schools and a community youth centre.
I also have experience working with all ages in the mental health sector. I find it incredibly rewarding working with clients and empowering them to find their own pathways out of mental illness/distress.
I use a holistic approach comprising a number of different therapeutic approaches such as; narrative, cognitive behavioural and interactive drawing therapy. I will work with you to find the approach most suited to you. I like looking at attitudes and expectations of society and self and where necessary challenging these ideas.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)
- Bachelor of Arts (Victoria University, Wellington) majoring in Psychology and German
- Bachelor of Counselling (Welllington Institute of Technology)