Deborah Sharma

Women and Mental Health Consulting

Registered ACC Assessor (Mental and Physical Injuries), Registered AOD Addiction & Problem Gambling Practitioner (DAPAANZ); Accredited Clinical Supervisor (DAPAANZ), Registered Social Work Practitioner (SWRB); Approved Social Work Supervisor (ANZASW).

Counselling Services

I am a Registered ACC Assessor for Mental and Physical Injuries; Registered AOD Addiction & Problem Gambling Practitioner (DAPAANZ); Accredited Clinical Supervisor (DAPAANZ), Registered Social Work Practitioner (SWRB) and Approved Social Work Supervisor (ANZASW).

Counselling Approach

I use Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral for Treatment Therapy (SBIRT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to treat symptoms of Substance Use Disorder (SUD).  I utilise Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to treat symptoms of Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD).

Background and Experience

I have worked at Counties Manukau, Auckland City and Waitemata District Health Boards, with a special interest in Women and Children’s Health.  I have 13 years of experience working with adult survivors of sexual trauma. Before working with the various Health Boards, I worked at Russell McVeagh (Barristers, Solicitors and Notary Public). 

Supervision Services

I am an Accredited Clinical Supervisor for DAPAANZ and Approved Supervisor for the Social Work Registration Boards (SWRB, ANZASW).

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered ACC Assessor (Mental and Physical Injuries);
- Registered AOD Addiction & Problem Gambling Practitioner (DAPAANZ);
- Registered Social Work Practitioner (SWRB);
- Accredited Clinical Supervisor (DAPAANZ),
- Approved Social Work Supervisor (ANZASW).

Q Qualifications

- Master of Health Sciences (Hons.) Degree (University of Auckland)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Soc.Wk) (University of Auckland)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Addict) (University of Auckland)
- Bachelor of Social Work Degree (The University of Auckland)

Q Appointments

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 9.00 am - 6.00 pm.
Online Counselling.

Q Fees

Sensitive Claims - Funded by ACC.
External Supervision for Addiction Practitioners and Social Work Practitioners - $140.00 (incl. GST).

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