Adolescents, adults, couples, groups.
Areas of Special Interest
Trauma (sexual abuse/assault and other abuse related trauma), grief and loss, anxiety and depression, chronic pain management, management of chronic health conditions, sexuality and relationship difficulties, clinical supervision.
Everyone deserves a personalised approach to reach their goals and achieve change in their lives. Find out which style suits you more:
Are you ready to make change happen? Do you know what needs to happen, but just don't seem to make it happen? Heard it all before, but haven't experienced it yet?
Get rid of your irrational beliefs, preconceived ideas of what is real and what is not. Reach your full potential in a couple of sessions and experience change. Unshackle your true potential today!
How do you know if this approach suits you? If you're looking for the right guidance and support in an open and safe speace (space of peace), then this is it! It's when you're feeling the need for change, but still feel like there are some peaces of the puzzle that need to fall into place. How do we do this? By creating an environment where everything can be said and done without influencing your day to day life. That way,
Don't worry if you’re not sure, by the end of the first session you'll know what's the right way. In all cases, we'll create the right conditions together.
In my work I mainly focus on supporting adults 20 years and over. This could be during individual sessions, couple and whanau sessions or in group. During our sessions we will draw from a holistic idea and use CBT, ACT, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, experiential and other strategies or techniques where needed.
I have been trained abroad (Belgium, The Netherlands, U.K, Thailand) as well as domestic (Auckland and Wellington).
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Clinical Psychologist (NZ)
- Member NZ Psychological Society (MNZPsS)
- International Hypnotherapy Register (medical Hypnotherapist)
- Belgian Commission for Psychology
- Belgian Federation of Psychologists
- Belgian Federation of Clinical Psychologists
- Master of Science in Human Sexuality
- Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology
- Master in Hypnotherapy
- Micro Expressions Practitioner
- Master in Body Language
Background and Experience
To become a skilled mental health practitioner I've completed seven plus years of university level training and continue to follow additional trainings around the world each year.
I believe there is a way to overcome any problem and that a personalised approach is the best and most effective way to reach that goal.
As an open minded and sceptical person I firmly believe we all should try whatever it takes to make change happen or adapt to the circumstances that we meet. The only way to grow is to get out of our own comfort zone and change what we've been doing so far.
A trusting and collaborative relationship between supervisor and supervisee is an essential component of effective supervision and good practice. The key component exists of creating space for conducting a self-reflective review of practice, to discuss professional issues and to receive feedback on all elements of practice, with the objectives of ensuring quality of service, improving practice and managing stress.
Our initial supervision will start with establishing a needs assessment to establish the strengths, values, cultural and professional development needs of the supervisee and the expectations of any stakeholder interests.