Areas of Special Interest
Relationship difficulties, parenting difficulties, depression, grief, anxiety, confidence, self-esteem, body image, health issues, change, trauma, workplace bullying ,work/life balance, self-care.
Together we will look at what is troubling you and what keeps you stuck there – is it a life pattern that you can change? – is it unfortunate circumstances that you have never come across before? – is it reminding you of earlier events and situations in your life? I will help you clarify the difficulties, and help you look for new ways of dealing with them. This will give you a greater sense of direction and control in your life. You will find strength, courage and hope within yourself and be empowered to deal with difficulties you are facing.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Psychotherapist
- Member of the NZ Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)
I qualified as a psychiatric nurse in 1968 however my real passion was in psychotherapy and I gained full membership of the NZ Association of Psychotherapists in 1981. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Psychotherapy and a certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice.
Background and Experience
My life has been enriched with many of life’s experiences, including the loss of a child, the loss of partners both through separation and death and the triumphs of regaining control over my own life.
My personal journey and training have provided me with an in-depth understanding of human nature, enabling me to identify the ‘signposts’ that might help other people through the many complicated issues that life sometimes brings upon us.
In 2015 I was given the role of President Elect of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists. In April 2016 I will take over the role of President. This is an exciting challenge. I want to maintain the relevancy of psychotherapy in today’s fast paced world and keep a dynamic future direction.
I provide supervision mainly to psychotherapists and counsellors, but also to other helping professionals such as social workers, nurses, career consultants