Children, adolescents, adults, families, groups.
Areas of Special Interest
Aged Care, Anger/Violence, Anxiety/Panic Attacks, Attachment Issues, Bullying, Chronic Illness, Conflict Resolution/Mediation, Depression/Sadness, Disability, Eating Disorders, Fears/Phobias, Grief/Loss, Depression/Trauma, Stress, Suicidal Ideations.
I am very passionate about people and I take a people focused approach when working with my clients. I have expertise in a wide range of issues with a particular focus on Sexual abuse, Addictions and Domestic Violence.
I work with people from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities and I am passionate about inspiring others.
I am very passionate about working with people facing Addictions, drug, Alcohol, Substance. I am also interested in and experienced working with stress, anxiety, depression, anger, grief/loss, isolation/loneliness, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship difficulties, communication strategies, and trauma.
I want to work with you and I am here to meet your needs. I am open, patient, and compassionate and I bring that in my approach. My clients find that through counselling they are able to think more positively about themselves and develop a more hopeful outlook towards life. As their self-esteem improves, they find it easier to manage problems that come their way and find solutions which lead to more peace and fulfilment.
I always want the best for my clients. I will work together with you to build your strength, resilience, and emotional wellbeing. I provide information, tools and coping strategies in all areas where appropriate. After developing new skills, you will find yourself feeling more settled and motivated to find solutions to your problems.
I adopt the following methods depending on your situation and goals:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Acceptance and Treatment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Mindfulness approaches
- Motivational Interviewing
- Person-centered Counselling
- Solution Focused Counselling
- Trauma-informed counselling
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Provisional Practitioner Member of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand (DAPAANZ)
- ACC Registered Counsellor
- Victim Support Registered Counsellor
- Bachelors of Addictions
- Honours Degree in Counselling
- Bachelors of Education
Background and Experience
I have worked as a counsellor in a Primary School, and at Care NZ counselling clients with addictions and all general issues. I have also worked for the Drug Treatment Unit at Rimutaka Prison. I am now in private practice and welcome people of all ages and backgrounds who would like to find life easier and more fulfilling.