Counsellor & Supervisor
Alternative Story Counselling & Supervision
I can help you improve your relationships and make the changes you desire by developing new insight and skills to work through the problems you are experiencing in your life.
Client TypesAdolescents, adults, couples.
Areas of Special InterestMood problems (anxiety, depression); Relationships, separation, re-partnering; Grief & loss; Life transitions; Migrants; Self-esteem, self-confidence, stress; Dependence on drugs, alcohol, gambling; Identity; Anger, bullying; Motivational coaching.
Counselling/Therapy ServicesDo you want things to be different?
Do you feel overwhelmed, lacking motivation, stressed out or unable to cope with the problems affecting your day-to-day life?
Are you looking for new direction in your life or in your relationships?
It’s ok to seek help.
I would like the opportunity to work collaboratively with you and discover your strengths and resilience as we explore a different way forward. I can assist you find out more about yourself, your skills, hopes and dreams to manage your present and future more effectively. I am an experienced Counsellor with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health wellness area. I am skilled in working with a range of mood problems and relationship management issues.
I am committed to providing a confidential, non-judgmental, respectful and therapeutic environment for you to thrive in.
Counselling/Therapy ApproachesI use counselling methods and techniques depending on your needs:
Registrations and Professional Memberships
Background and ExperienceAlongside my private practice I work part time in the mental health sector with families/whanau/carers of people suffering from mental health problems and dependence (on drugs, alcohol, gambling). I have experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds, cultures, ages and sexual orientations. In the past, I worked as a Telephone Counsellor with Lifeline; and as a School Guidance Counsellor in a multicultural secondary school.
I have extensive life experience and have managed life transitions and new challenges successfully.
As a registered member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC), I abide by its Code of Ethics. I have regular professional supervision and participate in personal and professional development activities.
Supervision ServicesI provide supervision for people in the caring profession to benefit from regular support and prevent burnout. I believe that a supervision relationship is based on collaboration. I encourage my supervisees to share any aspect of their practice that needs to be addressed, knowing that they are not judged but rather encouraged to refine their practice.