"Susan has helped me to really understand why and how I react to the challenges that I face in life. Her care and warmth inspire trust and confidence. Her adaptability and creative use of a variety of tools has meant that I have developed and moved forward on my journey. I am grateful for the professional support Susan offers and highly recommend her services."
Growing up in West Auckland has given me a keen connection to this area with its West coast beaches and bush clad Waitakere Ranges. I have also lived and worked in various nations, and having transitioned from overseas several times I have an understanding of the specific challenges this can involve. A background in primary teaching and 3 adult children has given me a passion for family relationships and I am experienced working with the issues that undermine them. Having been married, cross-culturally, for nearly 30 years I have experienced the different seasons within marriage. As a couple we have gone through seasons of joy, fulfillment of dreams, and nights of pain and struggle. These experiences bring depth to my work and understanding in the healing journey.
I am a Member of NZ Christian Counsellors Association (MNZCCA), I welcome and respect people of all faiths and cultures.
My approach to counselling is person-centered and strengths based. This means I work collaboratively with you to discover and empower the strengths you already have. I also integrate several other models of practice including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Interactive Drawing Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques to help manage emotional stress levels.
- Students $60
- Waged/Salary earners (sliding scale may apply) $90
- ACC may subsidise your counselling if you have experienced sexual trauma.
- WINZ clients can access the Disability Allowance for counselling.
I work in two convenient West Auckland locations: a private setting in Ranui; and also on the Te Atatu Peninsula.
Note: I am full and not taking new clients until 2021.
Please phone or email me to make an appointment on
M. 021 031 1713