Adults, couples, families, groups.
Areas of Special Interest
Anxiety, trauma, grief, depression, personal growth, adjusting to change, gifted. I often work with curious, intense, sensitive and complex people.
I have a broad range of experience and interests. Most of my clients come with a sense that they have not been fully seen or understood. Or that they are somehow on the wrong path. Many feel anxious or sad - some can pinpoint reasons or histories that help explain their discontent, others wonder. I work with trauma, grief, disruptions to early development, and conflict or confusion in the here-and-now.
My training in neurobiology is often useful - people can find it helpful to know how the body - the nervous system - is involved in emotions. I teach techniques for emotional regulation to prevent overwhelm.
I believe it's important to not re-traumatize, and so I know how to work gently but effectively. Along with that, it's important safeguard and respect key relationships. Sometimes it's useful to involve others in the process, and I will recommend that at times. For many, our time together is the first time they've actually been able to be fully heard and understood, and we keep that a very private and precious experience.
With decades of experience under my belt, I can draw on approaches to suit needs. The key for me is always the relationship. I care, and I respect that my clients have the courage and willingness to make positive change. I draw on training in transactional analysis, neuropsychology, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), developmental psychology, neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and more.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Psychotherapist (PBANZ)
- Member NZ Psychological Society (MNZPsS)
Background and Experience
I offer over two decades of experience, and training in a multitude of approaches. I train practitioners here and overseas in a variety of modalities, and present nationally and internationally at conferences.
I provide supervision in psychotherapy, and individual and group training in a variety of clinical skills.