Kia Ora. Over 30 years experience, work with wide range of issues like anxiety, depression, life changes, addictions and other self sabotage patterns, trauma, relationships. Can assist with WINZ and other funding.
Change happens – it is the one certainty in life. You may find change coming internally in the form of dissatisfaction with life or a relationship, increased anxiety, loss of confidence or any number of things or from outside external events like loss of a job or loved one. The trick is to get the skills and support you need to willingly participate in the process – to turn the negative experience into an opportunity, an opportunity for growth and expansion.
I believe that you, the client, are the expert in your life. You are here to grow, to identify and nourish your strengths, to harness your inner power and direction, to hear your soul’s call… then you will create a meaningful life, one full of joy, purpose and creativity. Human beings are complex. To heal and grow at a deep level it is vital that the 4 cornerstones of our essential nature are brought into balance: emotional, physical, mental and spiritual. My sacred task is to assist and support you on your journey.
Counselling is a unique experience, it offers a neutral space to explore and offload where you are free from concerns about burdening friends or family, and where you know your business will remain confidential.
I began counselling studies in the late 1980’s through Rape Crisis, the local Polytech and 12 Step programmes and went on the get a Degree in Counselling. My spiritual studies began in the 80s also. I have had some incredible teachers and have learnt so much from my clients and students along the way. It is not all about formal studies! Please go to “About Me” on my website for more details.
I have been supervising counsellors, social workers and body workers for about 15 years. I am a DAPAANZ registered supervisor and also provide supervision online which is useful for supervisees who live in small towns. I take a limited number of supervisees who are in training and wanting to get into NZAC and DAPAANZ membership.
Along with the usual explorations of things such as transference and countertransference, parallel process, self care and ethical challenges, I also like to focus on professional and career growth and “job satisfaction”. If you work for an agency I think “external supervision” is a must as it is a safe environment to explore and resolve stresses relating to agency politics which impact on client work eventually.
My supervision style is collaborative, non judgemental and robust where our contract allows for constructive challenge and feedback as to how the time is best used to benefit the supervisee and best enhance their work.
As a supervisee myself (naturally!) I like to be prepared for my supervision sessions to make best use of the time and it is an expectation that my supervisees do the same.
I have had some fabulous supervisors over the years and in my view supervision is one of the highlights of this work.