Adolescents, adults, couples, families, groups.
Areas of Special Interest
Addiction, anxiety, depression, co-existing mental health, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, impulse control, relationships, grief, anger, self empowerment, self-esteem, confidence, behavioural problems, criminality, & court issues.
I have a personal history with addiction which enables me to walk alongside my clients with a non-judgmental understanding. I am passionate about helping others reclaim their lives and believe that anyone can find recovery and a life worth living when provided with the appropriate support.
I can help you develop the insight and skills to work through what’s holding you back so you can discover the unlimited potential which lies within. Addiction can be an isolating illness which over time becomes debilitating and soul destroying. Addiction often drives a wedge between the ones we love and destroys the relationships we need the most. You will be listened to empathically and supported in developing an understanding as to what is happening for you and encouraged to find the inner strength to gain control over your addiction. I will provide you with a unique set of evidence based skills and techniques which will assist you in your journey to a life where the things that are currently hold you back no longer have control.
Client centered approach using motivational skills, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), solution focused therapy, bio-psychosocial model, harm reduction, mood management, mindfulness, psycho education and 12 step approach.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Practitioner Member of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand (DAPAANZ)
- Registered Alcohol and Drug Clinician
- Bachelors of Addiction Studies
- Certificate in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Background and Experience
Eight years professional experience, including 5 years as a therapist at Community Alcohol and Drug Services, accompanied by 10 years personal experience with addiction allows me to be a highly effective addictions specialist within the field. My own personal experience with addiction and 11 years in recovery allows me to easily build rapport with my clients so we get results fast.