I am a registered clinical psychologist working in the Ponsonby area. I help adults, young people, couples and families to understand life’s challenges whilst working towards positive changes and a meaningful existence. I am registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board in the clinical scope of practice. I am also a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP). I have experience working with a wide range of people and difficulties. Some of these difficulties include anxiety, sadness, grief, anger and low self-esteem. I also have experience working with trauma, relationship challenges, family concerns and child and adolescent mental health. I am trained in a range of therapies and draw on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Family Systems/Narrative therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. In my clinical work, I help people gain insight into challenges they face, patterns that occur and strengths they have to improve their wellbeing. Difficulties are identified through research in the areas of evidence based therapies, attachment and trauma considering cultural, spiritual and contextual factors. I am also a provider for ACC under the integrated service for sensitive claims (ISSC) and provide assessment and therapy to people who have experienced sexual violence. Before beginning private practice I worked in community mental health with children, adolescents and adults. I have also previously worked as a teacher and speak fluent Portuguese, Spanish and French and have worked and lived in different countries. My research and clinical interests are also in migration and cross-cultural therapy. I migrated to New Zealand myself and am fortunate to call this place home.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
English, Portuguese, French, Spanish; Castilian
adults, families, children, couples, adolescents
acceptance and commitment therapy (act), attachment theory, cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), collaborative therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy (dbt), emotion focused therapy, existential, Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing Therapy, family systems, narrative therapy, mindfulness, online therapy
ACC Sensitive Claims