I love working with both individuals and couples who want to explore and address aspects of their life and/or relationships. I work in an unpretentious way. Hurts and distress can be caused by societal influences and injustices as well as by expected and unexpected events. I believe that our tough times can contribute to becoming stronger and wiser. Living in multicultural Auckland, I delight in celebrating and affirming diversity of lifestyle and relationship choices.
Specialisms: Depression, trauma and abuse recovery, grief and loss, sexual diversity, migration, life changes, relationship dilemmas, stress, anxiety.
I also provide Professional Supervision.
Approaches: I have a broad background in training spanning humanistic client-centered counselling to mental health support and to psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I work organically and fluidly aiming always to meet your uniqueness and the issues you choose to bring.
I migrated from Holland to Britain to Canada and finally to Aotearoa/ New Zealand. My two adult children were raised in Tai Tokerau/Northland.
I have worked for over twenty years as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I have also supervised other clinicians, health professionals and students.
I worked as a therapist for over 10 years with Northland District Health Board, giving me a vast range of clinical experiences in mental health.
Since 1995 I have worked part-time for two established Auckland therapy centres while working in Private Practice. Since 2008 I have been working full time in my private practice.
Location: Point Chevalier. Quiet area. Easy parking. Readily accessible via public transport and motorway
Fees: $120-$150 for individuals (according
$130-160 for couples (according to income)
Times: Monday to Thursday 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m, Friday 1.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Enquiries welcome: Preferably by phone 021 363 364. Otherwise by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave contact details and I will respond as quickly as I can.