Adolescents, adults, couples, families.
Areas of Special Interest
Counselling for relationship issues, bereavement, motivation after redundancy and workplace issues. Teacher of Enneagram personality profiles. Help for families affected by suicide and complex grief.
If you would like to bring your relationship into a new place, attending couples counselling will give you the opportunity to do so. Grief and loss are supported by offering a place to express the new and difficult changes taking place. Young people are welcome to find their way by talking. Assisting employees with their career and workplace issues is part of the service. Discovering your personality style and how it impacts on yourself and those around you is a service presented and taught using the Enneagram Personality Style.
Trainee counsellors receive clinical supervision, along with any one wishing to be supported in their workplace role.
The work is client centred from a Transactional Analysis Clinical Training approach. Eclectic approaches include Gestalt, Object Relations, Narrative and Process work.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Practitioner Member Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand (MDAPAANZ)
- Diploma of Psychotherapy
- Clinical Transactional Analyst (CTA)
- Teacher of the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition
Background and Experience
I have been a counsellor for 25 years in a wide range of settings and have been in private practice on the Hibiscus Coast for 20 years.
- Couples counsellor.
- Family Court Mediator
- Therapeutic Manager in Mental Health
- Suicide Prevention Research Project Counsellor
- Hospice Family Support Team Leader
- Private Practitioner
- Enneagram Teacher
I provide supervision services to trainee counsellors, and to qualified counsellors. I have also provided managers in the workplace with supervision as I have management experience as well. Many of my supervisees require me to scrutinise their taped work and comment or report on it.