Areas of Special Interest
Adjusting to different life stages, Anger issues, Anxiety or depression, Impacts of Covid 19, Domestic abuse and controlling behaviour, Grief and loss, Relationships, Singleness, Self esteem, Shame and guilt, Spiritual growth.
Ever planted seeds & the next day expected them to have sprouted, thought the leaves should be flourishing & you’d have a fully grown plant?
Unrealistic! Yet we can expect our own lives to be changed instantly & think change happens ‘just like that’. Change takes time. It’s a process.
Looking for change? Here’s peoples’ stories whose lives have changed through working with Lesli ….
“With Lesli’s help I’ve navigated the most challenging period of my life. Lesli listens & provides a safe, encouraging environment where you can identify & work through your personal issues at your own pace. She walks you through the process so you don't feel alone or overwhelmed. I recommend her to anyone”.
“When I first met (Lesli) I wasn't even sure of how the next day would pan out! However, with her genuine & kind ability to connect & understand me, she has shown me how to tap into my own strengths to move forward positively in the right way for me. She has helped me to see strengths in my own character that I didn't even know existed.”
“Working with Lesli is one of the best things I’ve ever done. I appreciated her patience, directness, honesty & wisdom. She has helped me to process & work through each step to a place where I feel free."
Whatever your goal(s) I work with you in a way that is tailored to you. I use a pluralistic approach to counselling which simply means I draw on a variety of different counselling approaches that respect your uniqueness and needs. We work together to achieve your goals.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Member NZ Christian Counsellors Association (MNZCCA)
- Bachelor of Counselling
- Diploma in Intercultural Studies
Background and Experience
I have worked with individuals, couples & groups for more than 10 years, both here in NZ & overseas. I spent 6 years working in Spain as a counsellor & mentor, with people who experienced emotional, relational or sexual brokenness. This experience enabled me to develop a deep compassion & understanding of the many struggles people face in their lives.
I worked for several years for an organisation specialising in relationship counselling & currently work for a workplace counselling provider as well as in private practise.