Kia ora. I offer in person counselling in Kāpiti or online counselling throughout New Zealand to adults and adolescents. I offer a non-judgmental, safe and respectful space to explore the issues you bring, respecting your values, beliefs and uniqueness. I am flexible in my approach, which is individualised for you depending on your current needs. I work in a client centred, collaborative way where we meet together as equals working to satisfy the outcome that you desire. We will work together and at a pace that works for you enabling you to heal and move forward to your wholeness - of what is already there. I believe that we can find solutions to your difficulties using the strength and resources that you have within you. Although I have worked with a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, I have predominately been with European, Pākehā, Māori, Pacific Islanders and people who identify with the rainbow community. I aim to work in a culturally sensitive manner and receive ongoing clinical supervision to enable this and to respect your values, beliefs and uniqueness. I completed my counselling training in 2012. In addition to my private practice, I work for a non-profit organisation that provides therapy to all women and children with a broad range of issues including family violence. I have counselled people from age 12yrs to in there late 70’s. I abide by the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa Code of Ethics and have regular supervision which supports me to work in a safe and ethical manner. About Me I bring many years of life experience to my counselling and professional work along with ongoing personal and professional development. I strongly believe in continuing personal and professional growth. I am currently enrolled in Hakomi (body centred mindful somatic psychotherapy) training at the Hakomi Institute of New Zealand.
adults, adolescents, elderly
trauma therapy, mindfulness, māori models of care, family systems, NLP Therapy, person centred therapy, relational counselling, strength based therapy, emotion focused therapy, drawing therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), attachment theory, acceptance and commitment therapy (act)