Areas of Special Interest
Individual archetypal patterning, major life and the transitional experience, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, relationship issues, early life trauma, developmental arrest.
I am a Jungian Analyst, Registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor, and Archetypal Astrologer.
In my analytic and psychotherapy practice I work predominantly from a Jungian psychoanalytic perspective which places high value on the role of the symbol, myth, image, dreams and other creative products of the unconscious. A depth approach is particularly effective for work with early life trauma and developmental arrest, but also for anxiety and depression, loss and grief, and relationship issues.
Astrological consultations are available for those seeking to understand their individual archetypal patterning or constitutional typology, and their experience of life - its cycles, its ups and downs, the crises and the breakthroughs, the periods of major change and transformation. An archetypal perspective serves as a particularly useful referential guide during the major transitional passages experienced by each of us over the course of the life cycle. These passages, while essentially purposive and developmentally significant, can be experienced as disorienting, confusing, and even traumatic, unless we have ways to make meaningful sense of what is occurring at personal and transpersonal levels of experience.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Psychotherapist PBANZ
- Member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts (ANZSJA)
- Member of the International Association of Analytical Psychologists (IAAP)
- Member New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)
- Diploma in Fine Arts (Hons), University of Auckland
- Diploma Secondary Teaching - Art
- Master in Education - Counselling (First Class Hons), University of Auckland
- Jungian Analyst, ANZSJA CGJI
- Training Analyst, ANZSJA CGJI
Background and Experience
My original academic pathway was in art, at the Elam School of Fine Arts, in the mid ‘70s. After a period of teaching art and art history at secondary level in Auckland, I began to actively pursue my interests in psychology and archetypal astrology, completing a Masters Degree in Counselling in 1998.
A lifelong interest in archetypal theory, and in Jung's perspectives on the nature of the psyche, lead me to explore opportunities for further study. In 2012 I completed a 6 year training program in Jungian Psychoanalysis and am now a Training Analyst with ANZSJA CGJI.
From 1999 to 2005 I was Counselling Team Leader at the Student Health and Counselling Centre of a tertiary institution in Auckland. I have been in private practice since 2005.
I provide supervision to practitioners working in private practice and also in agency and institutional contexts, hence my supervision practice is varied. The supervisory approach is determined in collaboration with each individual supervisee in accordance with their professional practice orientation and requirements.