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Welcome to my therapy practice in Grey Lynn, Auckland. Feel free to contact me should you have any questions about therapy or my approach. Making the decision to enter therapy is a brave step which has the potential to help you thrive.
Our backgrounds and life experiences – this may be anything from trauma, disappointments, loss, illness, situational stress – affect the way we perceive ourselves, our relationships and cope with our day to day lives. Through these experiences, we may become disconnected with our true sense of self and develop symptoms including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, addiction and relationship problems. At times, these symptoms may become stuck or become life patterns
In my work with clients, I offer a compassionate and non-judgemental space to come to an enhanced understanding of these experiences, symptoms, relationship with the self and others as well as the barriers that might be standing in the way of making changes. I feel passionate about working holistically towards facilitating an overall sense of well-being, improved connections with the self and others and helping you to develop healthier ways of coping when life throws its challenges.
My overall therapy approach is psychodynamic/psychoanalytic in nature, but I incorporate cognitive behavioural and mindfulness-based techniques based on each client’s individual needs. I feel passionate about the Masterson Approach which focused on helping clients connect to their real selves. It is when we are connected to our real selves that creativity gets unlocked, intimacy and connection are possible and we ultimately start to thrive.
Please refer to my website for more information on my specific approach or feel free to get in touch to have a conversation about it.
I obtained my masters degree in Clinical Psychology in South Africa where I worked as psychologist both in public and private settings. In the public setting I have experience of working with a variety of populations which included adults, adolescents and forensic populations and a variety of mental health difficulties. In private, I worked in the field of addiction, disordered eating and dual diagnoses at an inpatient holistic recovery centre. Since moving to New Zealand, I have continued my work with the forensic population in my work for the Department of Corrections.
As a supervisor, I offer a safe, reflective space where clinicians can observe and curiously explore their practice and professional process.