Areas of Special Interest
Depression, stress, anxiety, grief, addictions, relationship difficulties, sexual orientation and sexual identity, cultural, general personal growth, immigration and life transition issues.
Therapy is a great place to discuss the things that cannot be shared with family, friends, or colleagues. It can also be used for personal growth, increasing emotional intelligence, developing coping skills, and creating positive changes in life.
I offer short or long term therapy and work with adult clients from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds who are experiencing a wide range of issues and challenges that prevent them from living a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
My therapeutic style incorporates expert listening, constructive discussion and creating a supportive environment where my clients feel comfortable to talk about their most personal thoughts and feelings.
I work collaboratively with my clients to build a trusting relationship where they are able to explore, develop deeper self-awareness and work through issues that are causing distress.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Psychotherapist (PBANZ)
- Member of the NZ Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)
- Member of International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP)
- Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy Studies (Auckland University of Technology)
- Master of Psychotherapy (First-class honours, Auckland University of Technology)
- Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Victoria University of Wellington)
Background and Experience
I have worked as a psychotherapist at the Burnett Centre (New Zealand Aids Foundation) and have experience in offering therapy for sexual identity/orientation, emotional and sexual relationship/intimacy difficulties. My experience also draws from living in New Zealand since 1986 and my previous work in different industries before becoming a psychotherapist.
Having also lived in Asia for a significant part of my life, I am familiar with Asian culture and have experience in working with clients presenting with identity, cultural and migration issues. I am fluent in English but can also speak and address some concerns in Chinese if that is more convenient.