Children, adolescents, adults, couples, families.
Areas of Special Interest
I specialise in helping people to recover from destructive relationships. Particularly those that involve Narcissistic personality disorder. On my site I have a link to a free support group page on facebook.
I provide an environment of empathy, support, and trust. I wish to help you feel at ease to explore what has been going on for you and the goals you would like to work towards. By providing this environment it is my wish that the emotions of the past that may have been distorted for you will be able to come out to be able to become more constructive. My clients who have had destructive relationships are able to feel support to let go of anger and grief in a safe forum. We are able then to go back and heal parts of the self that have been wounded in this process. We work to locate the innocence that was always there underneath.
We work with ways to keep ones self safe while strategising on how to deal with the potential destructive person who is still around and walking the noble path of recovery with honesty and integrity. We can search and discover new unknown parts of yourself and explore how these will fit into your new life.
I help clients to grow to their fullest potential and to find their self that they are happy with and can move forward well with to live the life they want. A life where they feel like they are the pioneers and in control.
My grounding training was in person centred Counselling. This is all about the foundation of empathy and support and trust. I feel this grounding still is really vital to my work and therapy work in general. However I now consider myself an integrative therapist. I have training in cognitive behavioural therapy which we can use to support anxiety. I also have studied Transactional Analysis which we can use to look at different relationship dynamics. I recently completed a course in Jungian therapy. I also continuously read about therapy so I may recommend books to you. I will give you a piece of paper with feedback and ideas each session and we can discuss anything which is or isn't working.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Provisional Member New Zealand Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)
- Diploma in Business Management
- Diploma in Philosophy
- Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BA (Hons) Combined Studies (Psychology)
Background and Experience
I have run New Beginnings Therapy since 2010 and full time since 2015. From 2009 since arriving in New Zealand I have also worked in different supportive rehabilitation work with clients with mental health issues and clients with traumatic brain injuries. I currently also work casually as a Psychiatric Assistant.
From the year 2000 in the UK I have been involved in the helping professions. I worked a lot with children and young people in care homes. I also worked one on one with a young person with autism for one year.I worked as a phone Counsellor for an organisation called Childline and also was a trained volunteer counsellor for an organisation called Victim Support. I also worked for 2 years as an English teacher in South Korea.
I am currently furthering my studies with a Graduate Certificate in Arts (Psychology), Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.