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Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

The University of Auckland

 

Graduate Diploma of Counselling

Australian College of Applied Psychology

 

Diploma of Professional Coaching

Southern Institute of Technology

 

Certificate of Personal Training

Fitness Australia Ltd

Fit Nation NZ

 

DBT Intensive Training

DBTNZ

Various other certificates, workshops, and professional development in;

Imago Therapy, Interactive Drawing Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Sandtray Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and on and on...

Full Member of NZAC

(major) Influences

Carl Rogers

My approach to being with others was validated and reinforced when I read of Carl Rogers and his 'way of being'.  'Unconditional Positive Regard' is my catch phrase of the century, because I live and breath this approach to all, and any of my relationships.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

I am part philosopher, part scientist, and part Family Systems Theorist.  So DBT fits and defines my personal theoretical framework perfectly.

Narrative Therapy

I naturally talk in metaphors, analogy, and abstract language when i am articulating my thoughts, so the Narrative approach has also validated and reinforced many of my therapeutic methods of communication with others.

Experience

Private Practice

Life Therapies Ltd, 2016 - current

The Help Foundation

Crisis Counsellor, 2016 - current

Therapist, 2018 - current

The Salvation Army

Volunteer Counsellor, 2013 - current

Student Counsellor Placement Facilitator

and Supervisor, 2017 - current

Woman's Refuge - Merivale

Volunteer Counsellor, 2017 - current