Areas of Special Interest
Depression and anxiety, grief, trauma, disability and chronic illness, stress, confidence and self-esteem, relationship and family issues.
Modern life evokes a multitude of stressors which can often lead to anxiety, depression, and generally feeling overwhelmed. Counselling is a good way to help ease the pressure of these situations, and assist to promote enjoyment from life. However, sometimes, situations or circumstances occur that cause distress which requires professional help. I am trained to provide this assistance, and I view it as an honour to be able to work with my clients in this way.
Counselling is the perfect place to explore thought processes and life issues/events. As my client, you are the expert in your own life, but I can help by providing a sensitive and safe place for you to voice your concerns.
My approach to counselling is inherently person-centred; I treat my clients with unconditional positive regard, empathy, and a focused presence. I have been trained in short-term solution-focussed methods, behavioural strategies, and work in an embodied gestalt-style approach. Overall, we will work together in a way which best suits you and your concerns.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Counselling and Guidance)
- Diploma of Professional Counselling
- Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Music
Background and Experience
I have been training and working as a counsellor for the last five years, after my physical health caused me to cease my role as a lawyer. My training has involved comprehensive practical instruction in a number of counselling approaches, as well as robust theoretical and cultural work.