I originally trained as a teacher before I became interested in counselling. However, my professional and personal experiences have motivated me to be a counsellor. I am a fully registered teacher, and I am a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and a member of SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of The Gifted). I trained as an Interactive Drawing Therapist (IDT) and held an advanced IDT certificate. I also trained as a Dream Therapist. I have an extensive interest in giftedness and researching this through a holistic approach. I hold a PhD from the University of Canterbury, a Master of Education from the University of Waikato, a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Theory from the University of Auckland, and a Bachelor of Education from Auckland University of Technology. I am particularly interested in working with people who are connecting with the world differently.
adults, children, adolescents
acceptance and commitment therapy (act), cognitive analytic therapy, gestalt therapy, family systems, narrative therapy, solution focused therapy, strength based therapy, drawing therapy