Areas of Special Interest
I work with adults on a range of issues including anxiety, anger, depression, grief, loss, relationships, workplace issues, stress, and trauma caused early childhood abuse and adult experiences of violence and loss.
- Counselling to individuals
- Supervision of counsellors
- Supervision of counsellors in training
- Supervision of other professionals
My approach is to build a safe therapeutic relationship where people are supported to explore ways through the issues which are affecting them. I draw on a range of approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Client Centred, Holistic Models of Well-being, Neuro-science, Play-therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, and trauma informed practice.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- ACC Registered Counsellor
- Victim Support Registered Counsellor
- Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision
- Master of Counselling
- Diploma in Teaching
- Diploma in Social Work
Background and Experience
My background and experience is in counselling, teaching, social work, and life, including:
- Self-employed (Private-Practice) in Counselling and Supervision
- ACC Sensitive Claims counselling
- Homebuilders Family Support Services Coinselling
- Victim Support Counsellor
- Benestar Workplace Counselling
- Tutor of Counselling & Supervision, Nelson Marlborough Institute Technology (with management roles)
- Guidance Counsellor, Secondary School, in Senior Management team.
- CYPFS/OT Social Worker
- Voluntary Trustee for a Charitable Trust - running a community house to support whanau wellbeing.
- Married for many years; mother of 3 boys; grandmother of 7 grandchildren; member of wide extended family.
I provide supervision by Skype throughout Aotearoa NZ and overseas. Supervisees are drawn to my background in counselling, social work, management and teaching in counselling and supervision programmes. I mostly supervise counsellors but welcome and enjoy working with practitioners from other disciplines.
I value forming collaborative relationships wherein supervisees feel safe to explore both their strengths and vulnerabilities. I believe in supervision being restorative, and involving learning and accountability. I see the main aim of supervision being that end-users are provided with safe and professional help. I work with a wide range of issues and draw on many theoretical approaches. I welcome a conversation with you to elaborate on these.