The foundation of my counselling practice is respect – respect for you as my client, the path you’ve been on that has lead you to counselling, and the coping strategies you’ve been using to get you through. I work collaboratively with my clients and at your pace, offering you a safe, non-judgmental space to explore the problems you’re experiencing and the changes you wish to come into your life.
I enjoy working with a wide range of people and issues they bring to counselling. I have a professional interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma and, alongside my private work, continue to work as a crisis counsellor for an agency that supports people who have experienced sexual harm. I am an approved provider of ACC sensitive claims counselling.
I have come to counselling after a career in public relations, working predominantly in local and central government and the not for profit sector. I am trained in narrative and collaborative therapies, which are respectful therapies that see a person as being separate from the problems they are experiencing, and possessing unique skills and knowledges that can be utilised to inform the way forward.
I have a Bachelor of Communication Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and am a provisional member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.