Covid-19: I am available online for short-term therapy during levels 2-4.
Areas of Special Interest
Grief, trauma, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, shame, gender and sexuality, migration adjustment, PTSD, borderline personality disorders, LGBTQI+ friendly.
Psychotherapy helps in understanding who we are deep down, how our life experiences have affected and shaped us and how this sometimes leads to self-defeating and harmful behaviours, a lot of which happens unconsciously. These can manifest as stress, anxiety and feeling overwhelmed, making life and relationships challenging.
My aim is to provide a caring, empathic and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and beliefs that are holding you back from enjoying life and relationships.
Benefits of therapy include healing emotional wounds that keep you stuck in repeated patterns, help figure out what you want from life and relationships, and how to lead a more fulfilling and happier life.
- Psychodynamic and relational psychotherapies
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Mentalisation Based Therapy
- Art therapy
- Dream interpretation
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Psychotherapist
- NZ MindBody Network
- Postgraduate Certificate in MindBody Healthcare
- Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy
Background and Experience
I have been a body therapist for 20 years working with people who live with chronic pain. My interest in psychotherapy began because the mind and body are inseparable and chronic pain is felt emotionally, mentally and physically.
As a psychotherapist, I work holistically keeping in mind the mental, spiritual and physical aspects of my clients and their connection or disconnection to their whanau, community and environment. I have previous experience working at the AIH Psychotherapy clinic and with groups and individuals at Segar House, a DHB specialist service working with people with complex mental health issues.