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I’m an experienced therapist, who is culturally informed and acknowledges New Zealand lineage, Whakapapa. We all come from somewhere and this place helps guide and give us identity and self awareness. Finding a place of belonging and meaning is an important focus in my work. I am warm and empathetic and have always held space and time for those around me.
In my practice I utilize evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behaviour therapy, CBT, Solution Focused Brief therapy, Trauma informed Care, and The Bader-Pearson Model for couples therapy. I enjoy my time working with young children and adolescents. Utilizing my skills in Child-centered Play therapy, Art therapy and CBT.
Cognitive behavioral approach focuses on the internal, cognitive processes that lead a person to act in a particular way. Working on issues such as the encoding, consolidation and retrieval of memories, emotions, perception, problem-solving and language.
CBT is such a powerful working tool, that I am passionate about sharing with you as we journey together exploring thought patterns and processes. As easy as ABC. Empowering you to make active decisions about your thoughts, behaviours and facilitating transformational change. Change is truly possible and with step by step support and guidance you will soon see a new way into the future.
I have worked as a Trauma and Crisis counsellor at Family Action, and more recently worked as a Child and Youth therapist at Home and Family. My experience working with people in the midst of crises allow me to work from a Trauma Informed position bringing deeper understanding to the impacts that ‘real life’ situations have. More importantly how ‘grounding, finding meaning again, and rising above’ is at the core of what I believe in. “People are resilient beyond understanding.”