I am a registered psychotherapist with 16 years experience working with individuals and couples in private practice.
Prior to private practice I honed my skills working for the New Zealand Aids Foundation; my clients were gender diverse and included those affected by HIV. I also spent time as a research therapist teaching Problem Solving Therapy to participants in two projects - one relating to depression and suicide, the other to depression and diabetes. Grief and loss are other areas I am especially interested in, and hope to study further.
My client experience includes working with a wide range of ages, issues and cultures. I thoroughly enjoy meeting people and helping them through critical and challenging times in their lives.
I believe in the power of the psychotherapeutic relationship and the unique space it provides to enable people to talk and reflect on themselves and their lives. It’s a process that enables individuals to become more conscious of old negative patterns of thought and behaviour, of unresolved grief and traumas, and helps to release and change that which is blocking feeling fully alive, happy and at peace in life.
My original training as registered nurse is also an asset when working with people who are challenged by medical issues or who are supporting loved ones through an acute or chronic illness.
I am committed to ongoing learning, both personally and professionally. I provide short, medium or long-term therapy and draw on a range of modalities including psychoanalytic, cognitive, mindful, drawing, writing or any other medium that is helpful for a specific person to assist their path to wellness.
As well as face-to-face sessions I offer Skype, Whats App and Telephone sessions.
Psychotherapy assists with resolving a range of life issues including:
NB I am not available for weekend appointments.
Parking : On road or opposite East Coast Bays Library on Bute Road there is a small outdoor carpark providing two hours free parking and is a few minutes walk to Bays Health.