Areas of Special Interest
Reducing stress/anxiety/depression, Relationship issues, Making meaning of life crisis, Grief/loss/change, Parenting issues, Healing anger/shame/guilt, Building self-awareness, confidence & authenticity, Spiritual awakening, Exploring creativity.
Be who you want to be!
Ratna can assist you to build up an inner tool-kit so you can identify & change what isn't working in your life & your relationships. With self awareness, you will be able to observe any anxiety, depression & confusion, and learn to use what life gives you to create transformation & fulfilment.
Ratna offers you the experience of feeling deeply heard & respected. Her genuine, non-judgmental guidance & support, helps you learn to receive, relax & trust more in relationship. You can:
- Learn to enjoy life more!
- Build more social connectedness
- Change unhealthy patterns
- Regulate & manage emotions
- Increase creativity & productivity
- Live with purpose & inner peace
- Feel deeply connected & satisfied
Often the obstacles we face in life contain within them the very building blocks we need to form a stronger & more purposeful self. With help you can learn how to turn obstacles into opportunities. Counselling gently explores what appears to be holding you back i.e. limiting out-dated beliefs/traumas. When we learn how to identify how limiting beliefs form in your life, there is increased choice & ability to change and live your full potential.
Ratna is trained in Psychosynthesis, a form of psycho-spiritual psychology. She can help you to know yourself better; to differentiate & understand what is going on for you on all levels: body, feelings, mind & spirit. She guides you to establish an embodied, grounded, effective way of being in practical everyday life. The process also supports you to grow spiritually. In confidential, caring & relational ways, Ratna works within a holistic framework; understanding that we all have our own answers within. You will be given space, encouragement & guidance to explore & discover your own solutions.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered with the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Diploma of Psychosynthesis Counselling
Background and Experience
Ratna has been working as a counsellor since 2010, both on the phones as a Lifeline volunteer & face to face in private practice. Ratna is a firm believer in walking your talk & that to be a good counsellor one needs to look deeply at themselves in an ongoing way. She has undertaken extensive work in spiritual practice & personal therapy, and has experience being in the clients' seat. She can confidently guide & be alongside anyone walking their own healing path.