NB: I'm not taking new clients at the moment.
Sometimes it’s difficult to know how to move forward, how to
cope with losses and how to find meaning in the challenges put in
front of us. You may
feel unsupported, confused and overwhelmed due to relationship
difficulties, health issues, impact of trauma or stress.
You and I can work together towards restoring a sense of orientation, clarity and stability in your life. Identifying and naming issues which may have been out of awareness often provides an immediate benefit by reducing shame about lifelong areas of internal conflict and difficulties in relationships. For most people though true growth and healing comes from a slower, more thorough exploration of the issues that have been discovered.
I was born and grew up in Germany. Migration to New Zealand was the major turning point in my life. While I began my new career in the health professions doing bodywork, coming into contact with my client’s trauma led me on to studying counselling and psychotherapy at AUT. I graduated in 1997 and since then have worked in specialist refugee trauma services in Auckland and Australia, in mental health as well as private practice for the past 10 years. I practice both in English and German. The strength of my experience is that I work well with a wide range of clients from diverse cultural, ethnic and religious background.
Approach and interests
to therapy is informed by Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Integrative
Gestalt Therapy and CBT. I have a particular interest in couples
therapy, using the EFT (Emotionally Focussed Therapy) model. I
work with a broad range of issues. The most common are:
Anxiety, depression, grief and loss, identity issues, trauma, PTSD, life transitions, stress, body issues, relationships, breakups, divorce, parenting through separation, mental health issues, migration adjustment & toxic shame.
Fully registered with PBANZ and a full member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists.
My office is in the Central Business District, within walking distance to Britomart transport centre, ferries, central city offices and universities. I also work in Milford on Tuesdays. Online service available
$ 145 - individuals per 50 minute session.
$ 160 - couples per 60 minute session
You are welcome to contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org, text or phone 021 0517243. I’ll reply to your enquiry within the same day. You can usually book the first session within one or two weeks.