Adults, couples, families.
Areas of Special Interest
Anxiety, depression, loss, guilt, shame, life transitions, workplace bullying, immigration, cultural identity, sexuality, gender transitioning, rainbow identities.
- Individual Therapy
- Couple Therapy
- Open Relationships Non-monogamy Therapy
- Therapy for gender and sexual identity (LGBTQIA+)
- Intercultural Therapy (immigration, ethnic minorities)
I believe that we get hurt in relationships and we heal in relationships. My approach is focused on the therapeutic engagement based on safety, respect, authenticity and genuine care. Our early experiences shape the way we relate to ourselves and others. In adult life, these ways of relating often determine our choices – for example, romantic partners and careers. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is the whole-person approach to explore and transform these underlying ways of relating (recurring patterns) and develop capacities to create more fulfilling experiences in all aspects of life. With enhanced self-awareness and increased emotional freedom, life becomes a meaningful endeavour filled with love, creativity and satisfying relationships.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Psychotherapist
- Provisional Member New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (ProvMNZAP)
- Master of Psychotherapy (Hons, 1st class)
- Graduate Diploma in Health Science – Psychotherapy (AUT, New Zealand)
- Certificate in Clinical Sexology and Sex Coaching (SCU, USA)
Background and Experience
My clinical experience includes working at Lifeline Aotearoa, Auckland District Health Board (Auckland Sexual Health Clinic), educational setting (Auckland University of Technology Psychotherapy Clinic) and private practice. I have had a privilege to work with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.