I am a compassionate, empathic, gentle, encouraging and supportive counsellor. I believe that a collaborative, safe and respectful therapeutic relationship enhances emotion regulation and promotes self-awareness and resilience. I work in private practice and also provide counselling to EAP clients. I have clinical experience as a senior counselling practitioner and educator in primary, middle and secondary schools and specialise in working with children, young people and their parents/whanau. I also have extensive experience working with adults in a diverse range of settings, including private practice and agencies. I graduated with a Master of Counselling (First Class Honours) from the University of Waikato in 2013. Prior to this, I worked for eight years as a High School teacher. I also have a Post Graduate Certificate (Professional Supervision) from Wintec and offer professional supervision services to counsellors and other health practitioners, either face-to-face or by Skype. I'm a Fulbright scholar and my work is based on the principles of friendship, collaboration, peace, kindness, compassion, and social justice. Counselling is an opportunity to have a conversation that invites care, reflection, respect and new learnings about the self and the potential to create new beginnings for a person's life. I work collaboratively through valuing the client's agency, knowledge and resources. The focus of the work is discovering with the client that which supports and sustains them. I work with clients to identify, reflect upon, and achieve the hopes and goals that are important to them in their life and relationships. Along with face-to-face therapy Monday-Thursday, I also offer phone, Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp and Google Hangouts sessions on Thursday afternoons and Fridays.
Master of Counselling (Honours), Post Graduate Certificate (Professional Supervision), New Zealand Association of Counsellors
Self esteem and confidence
Acceptance and commitment therapy (act)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt)
Dialectical behavioural therapy (dbt)
Emotion focused therapy
Individual's Standard Session
Or free if your employer offers therapy via Clearhead.
- 14 Garden PLace, Hamilton Central, Hamilton, 3204