Nici is a qualified counsellor and EMDR practitioner (NZAC, EMDRNZ), and has worked in agency settings for over 8 years, prior to being in private practice for 5 years.
Based in the Manawatu, and currently working solely via Telehealth Nici works holistically, and incorporates health and wellbeing approaches into her work. Sessions are typically 50 Minutes to an hour and $150 (funding may available depending on circumstances). Sessions are subject to availability, and are by appointment.
Nici calls on a wide variety of modalities in her work including talk therapy, EMDR, mindfulness, somatic approaches, cognitive behavioural therapy, focusing, Acceptance and Committment Therapy and explores life through the narratives we weave into life. She has also trained in career counselling and is able to support people in career decisions.
We have all experienced stress, challenging events or trauma to some degree when we were vulnerable. This causes beliefs or feelings to become stuck in us, leaving us with low self-esteem and other symptoms or problems. EMDR Therapy, or Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, uses eye movements to help both hemispheres of the brain to “digest” distressing memories and allow them to be stored in a calmed form, properly relegated to the past in a true mind-body way. The natural inner health in your brain will spontaneously find a positive conclusion about yourself, giving you a stronger sense of yourself. 25 years of quality research has proven that this amazing, comprehensive therapy helps people resolve issues of many kinds more quickly than other therapies, and that the healing “sticks” even 15 months later. EMDR is endorsed by the World Health Organisation, The American Psychiatric Association, and the National Institute of Mental Health for its use in treating trauma.
The goal of EMDR is life enhancement, along with the processing of traumatic memories, and reducing their impact in your life. EMDR is an approach that supports you to process memories – it is your body doing the work, the healing. The role of the therapist is to support and provide a safe environment to process these memories and events.
Nici also offers professional supervision for social service practitioners and other caring professions. She has been supervising practitioners for over 10 years, is an approved supervisor with NZCCA, and NZAC for over 5 years, and has worked with social workers, counsellors, rehabilitation coaches, mentors, and psychologists. Nici is an EMDR Consultant-in-Training and an EMDRNZ Board member.
Her approach is at the transformative end of the spectrum, and she is passionate about the growth of competence and best practice through the relationship that is supervision and the self reflective development it offers to the work. She also brings her holistic frame to this work. Nici offers a half hour ‘meet and greet’ via Telehealth to those interested in supervision with her.
Nici is best contacted by email [email protected] or send a message through the website. Send a text, leave a phone message and she will get back to you.