Resolve the things that are hindering your well-being and find a new kind of freedom in your life.
My approach as a counsellor is transparent, honest and non-judgemental. You will be heard, understood and supported as you resolve the issues that are impacting your self–worth and well-being.
Counselling is a holistic way of looking at yourself. It gives us the opportunity to talk to an unbiased person who has the skills to help us find a way forward. When we carry unresolved issues they can impact on every aspect of our lives – relationships, work and physical health. Resolving issues gives people a wonderful sense of being free and the ability to let go and move forward.
I work with children, young people, adults, couples and families.
I have often worked with people who for reasons of ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation have experiences of being different within their community or culture. I embrace differences and my practice is LGBTI friendly.
I use a range of counselling approaches which include client centered approach cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT),Transactional Analysis (TA) and Motivational Interviewing(MI).
I also work well with couple therapy approaches like EFT and Gottman Method that support couple’s in their journey of a healthy and functional relationship.
I enjoy working with family therapy approaches which recognise that people live in a community, with many connections. Good therapy acknowledges those connections, and helps people to heal them or make new ones.
I enjoy providing clinical supervision and cultural supervision to counsellors and health professionals. I am very transparent and open in my communication with my supervisees. I keep confidentiality well and hold very clear boundaries to support the supervision process. Supervisees say they find me supportive, fair, and honest and open to discuss a variety of supervision issues. I am skilled at matching the supervisory process to meet the particular needs of the supervisee and their level of experience. At various times this can mean I may be providing guidance, mentoring, support, theoretical knowledge, skills development, ethical inquiry, or robust conversation with a peer.
Since coming to New Zealand 18 years ago I have worked as a Clinical Supervisor, Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, Methadone Case Manager, and Residential Support Worker. Before coming to NZ I practised as Counselling Psychologist providing Student Guidance Counsellor for 4 years in Mumbai and also was a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Applied Psychology University of Mumbai, India. Overall I have worked in the Addiction and Counselling field for the past 23 years.