I am passionate about helping people through their change and growth process. In my counselling practice I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore any challenges you face. Together we can work to find solutions so you can live a rich and meaningful life.
I offer short and long-term counselling. As an experienced and empathic counsellor I offer:
My counselling approach is embedded in Client-Centered Practice, which holds the view that people are the experts in their own life. I am also able to integrate other methods including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. How these methods are used will depend on your unique experience.
I have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, ages, sexual orientations and lifestyles. In addition to my private practice I work for a non-profit organisation that provides therapy to children, adolescents and adults engaging in harmful behaviours, and prior to this I worked for a Government counselling service specialising in addiction and mental health issues.
Prior to my counselling training I have done mental health support and victim support work.
I abide by the New Zealand Association of Counsellors Code of Ethics and have regular and ongoing supervision, both of which support me to work in a safe and ethical manner.