Psychotherapy can help cultivate a deeper, kinder relationship with yourself, and in turn with others. It can help you develop trust in what you feel and may nurture a sense of integrity and authenticity.
Many people come to psychotherapy to be understood, validated and recognized for who they really are, while others come because they’re experiencing anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief, conflict, a sense of stuckness or long term health challenges.
Seeking psychotherapy is a big step, it means you have acknowledged there are things going on in your life that are not okay. It also means you are feeling a readiness to do something about this.
The following is a brief overview of some of the key components involved in psychotherapy as I practice it:
I primarily work from a psychodynamic perspective. This approach allows us to come to understand the difficulties that you’re bringing with a growing insight and awareness into how they came to be, within the context of the past. The psychodynamic approach also explores the ways that the issues you bring are playing out within the therapeutic process itself. In a session I will be actively engaging with you to notice your emotions as they arise and how you are responding to them. This gives the therapy immediacy and dynamism.
I also offer Sandplay therapy; a non-verbal approach grounded in Jungian theory. The process is creative and offers a window into the unconscious mind and its influences on our intentions and behaviours.
I began private practice in psychotherapy in 2018 in Australia, where I did my original training. Currently I have a private practice both in Ngaio and the city and also see clients at the Wellington Women’s Health Collective. I have experience working with a variety women’s issues and also, because of my 20 -year history working as a homeopath, have maintained a lasting interest in holistic health. I maintain a supervisory and educational role in the holistic health industry both here and in Australia.