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Located in Central Wellington, I provide a warm and caring environment, where you can be assured of a calming and confidential service. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families who struggle with a wide variety of issues.
What makes my service distinctive are my strong clinical skills and mature outlook. I have deep respect for your values and belief systems while remaining supportive, broad minded and non-judgemental. My friendly and caring nature will make it easier for you to share with me what you are going through. Together we can find a clear and well-lit path through the darkness. Let’s walk that path together.
Sometimes the first step really is the hardest.
Together we can find a well-lit path with sure footing.
What I love about being a counsellor, is making a positive difference in people’s lives, helping people through challenging times that we all experience in times of crisis.
If you are facing challenging situations and it feels like you’re stumbling through in the dark, contact me – I can help.
I offer counselling in the following areas:
I have specialised skills in these areas:
I’m a professional Counsellor with counselling experience in many areas, such as depression, anxiety, grief, couples counselling, mental health issues and Sexual Abuse/Assault. I have spent a number of years working in the field of mental health, counselling families and individuals who have been effected by mental illness.
What I think makes my service distinctive are my strong clinical skills and mature outlook. I demonstrate a strong respect for the values and belief systems of others while remaining supportive, broad minded and non-judgemental. I have a caring and empathetic nature, helping to put my clients at ease.
One of the aspects I like most about my job, is making a positive difference in people’s lives, helping people through challenging situations and reaching a positive outcome with clients who present with a wide variety of issues. This is made easier due to my strengths of excellent communication, and interpersonal and listening skills. I am able to develop strong relationships with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds by demonstrating empathy and ensuring private matters remain confidential.
I live in the Wairarapa with my husband Andy. We have been married for 34 years and have four adult children together. Also included in the family are two cats, three alpacas and numerous ducks and chickens. When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my family, or gardening, sewing and renovating our 1910 house.
Specialisations, Qualifications and Memberships
I have a Bachelor of Counselling degree, and have completed a number of specialised training papers in:
I am also a Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC), and a registered provider for ACC Sensitive Claims Work.