Approachable, holistic and transformative counselling. Helping you take back control of your life and your future mental health.
I offer relaxed, friendly and professional counselling that helps you make the changes you want to. We’ll be keeping it real, finding out what you’ve been watching on Netflix and laughing over your cat’s latest antics while I give you real-life strategies to get you moving forward again.
Life can be really tricky sometimes and sometimes you just can’t work it out by yourself. When you work with me I help you lay out all the ‘puzzle pieces’ of your life and then we look at the big picture, the kind of person you want to be and what needs to change or happen to get you back to being that person. Perhaps you need help finding out who that person even is.
I’ll educate you, challenge you and give you the tools you need to not only deal with your current situation but that will work in a proactive and preventative way for your future mental health and well-being as well.
Most importantly, I talk with my clients and see what works best for them, what makes the most sense to them, what they’re most comfortable with. Really, always it’s about what my client wants and what’s going to be the most effective for them going forward.
I am professionally trained in Person-Centred Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and some creative therapies. I have a study background in clinical psychology and neuro-psychology and often use these in my work alongside psychoeducation.
I offer an effective yet relaxed approach to our conversations, people tend to leave my sessions relaxed and with hope.
I am an experienced counsellor who has worked full-time both privately and in organisations. I have worked successfully with individuals and couples and run hundreds of therapeutic groups. I have worked with many diverse situations, issues and people from many different cultures, religious backgrounds and socioeconomic groups.
Beside general counselling I have specialist training in diabetes, health and vision loss. I have lectured at the University of Auckland on the psychological impact of vision loss and have run professional development sessions in the same areas. I am well-known in groups associated with the aforementioned areas of health.