Kia ora - You've taken the first step to try and find someone and get support which is amazing. I love working with a range of people, particularly the LGBTQIA+ community. My approach is really tailored to you and what you want to get out of coming to therapy. It's important to me to a get a sense of what's shaped you and what you're struggling with in order to help generate compassion for ourselves and our struggles, and to use as a stepping stone to overcoming what the difficulties are now. I have previously worked in child and adolescent mental health services, with those in the prison system and now in private practice. I use a mixture of different approaches and some may be emphasised more than others depending on what you need and what you respond best to, etc. Overall, a main influence is a trauma-informed approach. I whakapapa Māori (Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāi Te Rangi) and know some basic Māori approaches. I also provide professional supervision.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Environmental Science Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology. - Masters of Social Science in Psychology (First Class). - Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology.
gender diverse, families, adults, adolescents
trauma therapy, family systems, dialectical behavioural therapy (dbt), cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), attachment theory, acceptance and commitment therapy (act)
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