My approach is optimistic, creative, light-hearted and solution-focused! I have been helping people transform their lives since 1994. Together we will create new, inspiring narratives and possibilities for what is important to you in life. We will discover and draw upon your strengths, wisdom, values, and commitments and bring them to bear on whatever difficulties you are experiencing. I see problems in the context of cultural, societal issues and family issues rather than an expression of something that is ‘wrong with you’ so you will experience being seen for who you are, rather than labelled. I will consult with you rather than tell you what to do; we will work together. You will see and experience yourself in new, and uplifting ways. I have helped people with just about every problem imaginable from anxiety, depression, family troubles, relationship issues, addictions, eating disorders, childhood problems, identity issues, grief and loss, gender and sexuality etc. Since 2003 I have been trained one-on-one and supervised by David Epston, one of the world’s leading therapists, and the co-inventor of Narrative Therapy. I have published widely about my work, and present regularly at international conferences. I taught counselling at postgraduate level in New Zealand for ten years. I work mainly as a narrative therapist and incorporate Solution Focused Brief Therapy, The Journey Process, and other approaches in which I am trained, as needed. I am a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) I am also a trained family therapist, child therapist, and Journey Practitioner. Please do have a look at my website where you will find videos and testimonials at www.yourstory.org.nz and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Funding Options: Free counselling if your employer is registered with Clearhead or Ignite. Free sessions for young people aged 5-25 years through I am Hope/Gumboot Friday.
adolescents, adults, children, couples, families, gender diverse, groups, elderly, men, women
response based therapy, strength based therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness, collaborative therapy, family systems, online therapy, narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (act), attachment theory, person centred therapy
I Am Hope