I have experience as Case Manager/Therapist/Group Facilitator in the areas of Palliative Care Hospice Services, Adult and Child Cancer, Child Mental Health DHB CAMS, Family Separation, Suicide Survivor Support, Youth Health, Eating Disorder Services, Child Care & Protection & Foster Care. I am a skilled therapist who listens with empathy, openness, curiosity, and a high degree of positive regard for my clients and their experience. I meet adults who may feel overwhelmed, face significant changes, and/or want help with self development. I will develop an interpersonal relationship, with clear boundaries and work with you to deepen your understanding of underlying, often unconscious, issues that cause distressing thought patterns and feelings and then help you choose new ways of relating to yourself and others that is more satisfying and productive. I meet children who have had distressing experiences, helping them to work through feelings constructively, and develop inner resources to cope with life challenges. Art assists children to build self esteem and greater resilience. I draw upon psychodynamic, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, family systems and narrative therapy. I employ talking with sand tray, art materials, Interactive Drawing Therapy which use non-verbal communication, these indirect approaches make sharing difficult experiences easier; clients get out of their head, deal with deep issues lightly, feel in charge, and quickly get to the heart of matters so that change occurs at a lasting level. Artistic skill is unnecessary, the process of creating/meaning-making is more important than end product. I invite clients to discover strengths and skills obscured by life problems, I see all behaviour as goal directed and understood as a person always in the process of becoming essentially true to themselves.
Life Coach, Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Level 1 Clinical Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Body image and eating disorders
Grief and loss
Religion and spirituality
Self esteem and confidence
Cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt)
Individual's standard session
Or free if your employer offers therapy via Clearhead.
- 2 Woodward St, Wellington Central, Wellington, 6011