I graduated with a Master of Counselling (First Class Honours) from the University of Waikato in 2013. Prior to this, I worked for eight years as a High School teacher. I'm a Fulbright scholar and my work is based on the principles of friendship, collaboration, peace, kindness, compassion, and social justice. I am a compassionate, empathic, gentle, encouraging and supportive counsellor. I believe that a collaborative, safe and respectful therapeutic relationship enhances emotion regulation and promotes self-awareness and resilience. I work in private practice and also provide counselling to EAP clients. I also have extensive experience working with adults in a diverse range of settings, including private practice and agencies. I also offer professional supervision services to counsellors and other health practitioners, either face-to-face or by Telehealth. I also have clinical experience working with children and young people as a senior counselling practitioner and educator in primary, middle and secondary schools. I work collaboratively through valuing the client's agency, knowledge and resources. The focus of the work is discovering with the client that which supports and sustains them. I work with clients to identify, reflect upon, and achieve the hopes and goals that are important to them in their life and relationships.
Master of Counselling (Honours),Post Graduate Certificate (Professional Supervision),New Zealand Association of Counsellors
adolescents, adults, children, families, groups
acceptance and commitment therapy (act), cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), dialectical behavioural therapy (dbt), emotion focused therapy, mindfulness, narrative therapy, online therapy, trauma therapy