I’m a counsellor with a genuine com passion for people. My desire is to help people achieve a better life by gaining healing & knowledge & by learning new strategies. I bring awareness, tools and skills to help achieve this. My genuine desire is for people to be heard with empathy, feeling safe and comfortable whilst engaging in some open and robust conversations. All this enables the beginning of healing and a self discovery journey. I believe in counselling and the powerful impact it can have.
When you take the time to sit with me as your counsellor you will very quickly see that I am focused and fervent on helping you achieve what you have come to counselling for, and if you’re not aware of where your journey is going it is my privilege to help you discover that.
I believe in counselling, and the positive impact it can give to people through strategies and tools being given, to gaining closure, and knowing what it’s like to be heard and seen (for the client). And for me being able to stand beside someone as they walk that journey and watching that unfold.
It it a privilege that I don’t take lightly when someone engages and trusts me with their story. I have a wide range of resources and skills to draw from utilizing an eclectic range of modalities that I’m trained in and use.
I am a trained Living Without Violence facilitator, and Workplace Bullying and harassment facilitator, I have several contracts with EAP providers.
I have a wide experience with varied types of clients from working as a school counsellor for 4 years, being in private practice and having EAP contracts.
I have developed and delivered several workshops from Bullying, Peer Pressure, Anger, Self Esteem for children to Men’s Wellbeing.
I have worked at Tauranga Women’s Refugee for over two years, I’m currently holding a contract at Living Without Violence as a Group facilitator and counsellor for the men. I work a lot with Grief and loss and domestic violence, and sit in the space of anxiety and depression often with people. Couples counselling and blended families I have worked in for years and continue to do so. I now predominantly work from adolescent’s to adults now rather than children.
I offer supervision.