The past is important, it is only the future you can change.
I would love to help you remove the obstacles that are blocking your path to a life you wish to enjoy.
I have many years’ experience counselling children, teens, adults, couples, families and groups. I employ a wide range of interventions in my therapy practice and am adept at engaging my clients in a therapeutic style that will suit their own interests and personality. Some people prefer a cognitive (talking) approach, while others like to express themselves through drawing, art or storytelling.
I have a special passion for working with children and adolescents. Too many parents blame themselves for the difficulties their children are experiencing and bring their children to therapy when situations have become extreme. Don’t wait. Early interventions will avoid a lot of pain and emotional distress in the future.
Counselling young people effectively, particularly young children often requires a departure from traditional talk therapy. Children are helped to resolve their difficulties with a variety of Expressive Arts Therapies. With therapy, their confidence increases as they become more able to express themselves, problem solve using new skills to imagine solutions, and employ coping skills to manage both their inner and outer world.
Adolescents enjoy a combination of Expressive Arts Therapies and Reality Therapy. Reality therapy works well for teens, as it helps them to identify their needs for survival; love and belonging; fun; power and freedom, and to work how to get those needs met without upsetting everybody around them.
There are many issues that can be resolved in a therapeutic programme for children. These may involve:
This is a journey between two, or a group of people who need assistance and a safe environment to effectively communicate their feelings and needs; physically and mentally; emotionally and spiritually.
The counselling will help people to:
I do enjoy helping people on the exciting journey of discovering for themselves what spiritual path they want to tread. This programme is for adults who wish to grow into their full potential as a human being in alignment with all the world’s great wisdom traditions. Spiritual Intelligence can be developed either within or independent of a religious belief or tradition. It is a journey of discovery in which my role is to guide you through the 4 quadrants of Self Awareness; Universal Awareness; Self Mastery; Social Mastery and Spiritual Presence; and the 21 skills of Spiritual Intelligence. As a Creative Arts Therapist there will also be an opportunity for clients who wish to express their ideas and feelings creatively to expand the concepts through Art; Drama; Movement and writing.
Spiritual Intelligence is the ability to behave with wisdom and compassion, while maintaining inner peace, regardless of the situation.
– Cindy Wigglesworth
Most of my life has been spent in the Education sector, in diverse roles from teacher to Principal to RTLB. Running parallel to my teaching career there has been a deep commitment to children’s Drama workshops which I have directed in both New Zealand and London. My greatest joy is observing the changes and growth in children, socially, cognitively and emotionally through drama experience. When I returned from England having completed a three-year post-graduate diploma in Dramatherapy I took up the role of RTLB at Kaitaia College. During this period I studied and qualified in a great variety of therapies from cognitive to expressive all of which I use with my clients; and the counsellors I supervise.
When I left the College in addition to my private practice, I continued working for the Ministry of Education with ‘at risk students’. I am now in West Auckland in private practice as a therapist and Supervisor.
Each year I am committed to continuing my experience and journey through participating or initiating workshops with the NZ Association of Counsellors and the Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association.
I provide supervision to counsellors, therapists, people going for membership and those who are qualified.
I think of my role in supervision as that of an ‘anteambulo’ literally ‘one who clears the path’. The supervision is supervisee led with two objectives; facilitating your development; and maintaining accountability for your work. I work in a collaborative relationship with learning as its heart. Both as a cognitive and a Creative Arts therapist I offer an environment where we can play with ideas and feelings which leads to new learning that is integrated into your practice.