Adolescents, adults, couples.
Areas of Special Interest
I specialise in helping people suffering from anxiety and depression and those wanting support as they undergo life transitions.
Whether you are new to counselling or looking for a new counsellor, you may like to know a bit more about how I approach counselling and what that means for you.
First and foremost I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental client counsellor relationship where you are able to explore, process or heal those areas of your life that are not yet as you would like them to be.
The empathic and reflective listening skills I use help me understand your lived experience and help you engage in our counselling sessions. Understanding your unique challenges and goals will enable us to build a collaborative relationship whether you attend counselling on your own or with your partner.
So we can check you are benefiting from our time together we can discuss what you are finding most useful, what you might like to change and the progress you feel you are making. I use two simple and accurate measurement scales to follow how things are progressing for you and to see if things are getting better as you’d hoped. The scales also help me check on how I am doing for you, they help you communicate to me how I can be more effective.
The counselling framework I predominantly use is ARC or Attend, Reflect and Collaborate. I am able to adapt this framework to work alongside solution focused brief therapy, a narrative approach, emotionally focused therapy or Gestalt techniques, dependant on what is best suited to you and your needs.
I also offer nature therapy, where we can take our session outdoors. Some people find it beneficial to walk and talk or simply sit outside to talk. Being in nature can help some clients view themselves and their concerns in new ways and add another dimension to their therapy. We can discuss the ways you feel most comfortable sharing, and I am confident we can find an approach that will build on your unique strengths.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)
- Masters in Counselling
- Bachelor of Arts (Social Anthropology)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Background and Experience
As well as my own private practice I work part time at Home and Family Counselling Mt Eden. I have been a Lifeline volunteer since 2016.
I am comfortable and experienced working with a wide range of issues such as anxiety and depression, loneliness, relationship break ups and conflict, addiction, eating disorders, self-harm, sexual distress, career challenges, life transitions and work issues.