Counselling is a process to help you discover your own strengths and come to your own decisions. My aim is to provide a professional, confidential and safe environment where you can meet with me to understand and work through your challenges. You are the captain of your own ship, I can help you navigate through difficult times by giving you tools and resources to steer yourself to where you want to go.
I feel like the writing was on the wall for me when at the age of 18 I joined Victim Support and began my journey towards helping others to deal with difficult times and experiences. I have since gained a Diploma of Counselling from NZIPC (Quantum Education) and am a provisional member of NZAC.
I have been involved with Victim Support on and off between 1988 and 2015 in both the U.K (Leeds) and New Zealand (Hamilton and Auckland). I have specialised in Family Violence, Suicide, Sudden Death, Homicide, Trauma and was
involved with the working group that designed the current guidelines
for Victim Support Volunteers.
I have been in private practice since 2014.
I have experience with counselling people through:
- suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide
- relationship issues
- the completed suicides of family or friends
- homicide of family or friends
- the effects of abuse
- the effects of childhood trauma
- issues caused by Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- end of life/palliative care
- issues with managing anger
I have also:
- taken group sessions after a traumatic event
- Advocated for the Elderly
- 60 minute 1:1 sessions at Lopdell House
- – 90 minute Couples sessions at Lopdell House
- – Mobile Counselling
- (to Rest Homes and Care Facilities)
- – 60 minute Video Counselling