Life can be overwhelming and challenging at times. I’ll help you work your way through these situations and make sense of them, so you can move forward and make meaningful change, living a life that aligns with your true values.
I offer either short or long term private and confidential counselling for every day challenges or more complex issues that may have existed for some time.
I create a space for you to reflect on what’s happened in your life and brought you to this point, think about the present and what you want to change moving into the future. To provide skills to restore health and wellbeing, both emotional, physical and spiritual. Working together we can foster deep healing and personal empowerment. You will develop a greater understanding of yourself and align this to your personal strengths. We’ll work together to connect you with your true values and strengths, and in doing so, discover new perspectives and ways of living – not only with what’s troubling you but also with any changes you’d like to make moving forward.
I can work closely with outside agencies (e.g secondary mental health agencies, health departments) and advocate on your behalf, with your permission, should this be required.
My aim is to help you (or your child) feel safe, valued, heard and understood, no matter what your background or current situation. I’m caring, kind, genuine, trustworthy and professional, with a good sense of humour.
I draw on a variety of methods and use a pluralistic approach which recognizes that each person has particular needs and preferences – I’ll share some ideas, practices and methods that you may like to consider, and through talking we will work together to create what will work best for you. As this may change we can adapt what’s working as your needs change.
Some of the approaches I have found effective over the years both personally and professionally and which I draw on are:
I work part-time as head of department in an Auckland secondary school. My work involves counselling students, their families, and staff. I also lead a team of counsellors, nurses, social worker, and psychologist.
My background is in teaching, I have taught at both primary and secondary school levels over around 17 years in a variety of roles including teaching, and leadership positions. I’m trained in restorative practice. I have been a facilitator and instructor with the ‘Roots of Empathy’ programme in a variety of schools.
I’ve supervised intern and experienced counsellors for several years, and continue to do so.
I look forward to using the counselling skills I have developed over the years with you in my private practice.
My aim as a supervisor is to build a supportive, authentic and collaborative relationship that assists you to: