The landscapes of our lives can sometimes feel littered with challenge & difficulty. Together we can look at how to create movement in the direction of a life you’d prefer to be living. My aim is that our conversations will be useful and beneficial for you!
What is it that makes therapy ‘good’? In my experience (on both sides of the counseling conversation) good therapy emerges within an environment of warmth, trust and safety. Useful questions are extremely helpful. Also, some skills and courage, on the part of both therapist and client. A good co-created connection between us helps too.
Good therapy can help us find the way ‘home’ again. But, what is home?
When we get there, we know.
‘Home’ can be as simple as a greater sense of ease, freedom, or power around something that’s difficult.
Sometimes I think of ‘home’ as my very own True North.
If you feel you’re needing support for change, goodTherapy can be a port in the storm to rest, to reflect. To gather skills, resources and energy so that you can move from where you are now, to a life that’s better. Get in touch!
The experience of being listened to is so close to that of being loved that it’s often impossible to tell the difference.
I seek to become a human who can respond, rather than a human who reacts. I notice when I move out of reactivity, my experience of life feels better. I feel freer. It helps me to connect to calm when the inevitable storms of life arrive.
I believe in the power of ‘making sense of the self’ and really enjoy accompanying people on this journey. Clarity seems to bring with it more choice, and more choice brings more freedom. It’s when we feel trapped that life feels really hard. I draw on a number of modalities in the service of this; I love Narrative approaches, Behavioural Activation Therapy, Brain Science and ‘befriending the nervous system’. I also love poetry, laughing and heart-centred listening.
I began 20 years ago as a life/parenting coach. I have spent the past 3.5 years working as a counsellor in a community based Adult Mental Health recovery agency. In addition, during this period, I also met with other people seeking counselling in my small private practise.
Today, I am now in full-time private practise, and am located at the Titirangi Wellness Centre. Over these years, I have worked with a wide range of clients, men and women ranging in age from 18 through to 94 – all of whom have shared with me a wide range of life experiences, challenges and of course their hopes for a better future. I look forward to hearing yours.