I am a registered Clinical Psychologist from Auckland University and has further trained in psychotherapy. as well as having experience with other modalities. She worked as a psychologist in the UK where she completed a 2 year course at the renowned Tavistock Centre in London specializing in psychodynamic psychotherapy. At the same time Shona worked as a Senior Psychologist with young people and families. Here in NZ with her own family Shona has worked in a National Counselling organization both in a management and leadership role as well in clinical practice as a Senior Practitioner. Shona is a member of the psychological societies in both NZ and the UK. As a consequence of training as a Psychologist and training further in psychodynamic approaches and counselling technique, Shona believes that her skill is in adapting her practice to what best suits the client in order to achieve a successful outcome. Shona’s recent developments include; certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy, EFT for working with couples which is a well researched approach to manage the emotional cycles of couples in conflict. Shona’s areas of interest include; couples counselling and mediation, family and adolescent counselling, individual counselling for depression, anxiety and trauma (historical and/or current) loss, psychological assessment and therapies, work place stress and clinical/workplace supervision.