NB: My practice is currently full, so I’m not accepting new clients right now.
Covid-19 : I am now seeing clients face-to-face. Ministry of Health guidelines are followed to ensure everyone is safe and well. I will continue to offer online appointments where necessary as well as meeting in person at my office.
Client Types : Adults
Counselling / Therapy Services
I offer both short-term counselling focusing on specific issues as well as longer-term psychotherapy. If you are frustrated with repeating old patterns of behaving and feeling and are searching for increased wellbeing, self-acceptance and resilience, psychotherapy can make a big difference to your life. Sharing your difficulties with a caring and effective listener can help you live more adventurously and feel more at ease in your own skin. I prefer to work collaboratively towards useful and achievable goals that you choose.
My practice is LGBTQ and minority friendly.
Areas of Special Interest
I often work with people who are troubled by stress, anxiety or depression or who are struggling with relationship difficulties or self-esteem issues. I have particular experience in working with issues around masculinity and sexuality.
Counselling / Therapy Approach
What can you expect when we meet together?
I pay particular attention to how important relationships have set up patterns of thinking and behaving that might not be serving your present interests. My approach to wellbeing is holistic and I bring my own varied life experience to my work.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
Background and Experience
Prior to training as a psychotherapist, I worked in the IT industry for over 30 years so I am familiar with the challenges of the modern business world. I worked as a volunteer telephone counsellor with Youthline for 5 years and I have a long involvement with men’s support groups including 7 years with the Raeburn House Men in Change group. I worked at the Burnett Centre, which is part of the NZ AIDS Foundation, for 2½ years.
Transport & Parking : Plenty of parking very close by.
Appointments : Wednesday, 9.30am to 5pm.
Fees : $160 per session (60 minutes). WINZ subsidies available for people on benefits or low incomes. Payment Options - direct credit, cash or cheque.