Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko tauiwi au, nō Aerani ahau. I prioritise presence and authentic connection - using dynamic, adaptable, and client-led therapy methods. I trust participant expertise in their own experience, to know what approaches work best for them, using creative problem solving without requiring artistic 'skill'. I have a special interest in social equity issues: particularly gender, sexuality and neuro-diversity. I have extensive experience working with diverse populations both 1:1 and in groups as an educator and more recently as a therapist. All enquiries are welcome. Kia kaha! My experiences include: 2017-2019 Art Therapy Private Practice with children, youth and adults. 2018-2019 Specialty Art Therapist for sex-workers. 2008-2016 Community Development and Social Circus facilitator with specialty populations including: Children with spectrum disorder & in foster-care, Youth 'at risk' & with development or learning challenges, women who have experience sexual abuse, Integrated abilities, and the elderly.
MA Art Therapy - first class honours, Member of Australian, NZ and Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association (MANZACATA)
Child behaviour and development
Gender and sexual identity
Harmful sexual behaviour
Motivation and purpose
Post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)
Self esteem and confidence
Cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt)
Dialectical behavioural therapy (dbt)
Individuals standard session (1 hour)
Lower cost session (1 hour)
sliding scale available in special circumstances
Or free if your employer offers therapy via Clearhead.
- Paraparaumu, Wellington, 5032