About Me

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.

Counselling Experience:
I have been in private practice since 2014.
I have experience with counselling people through:

  • suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide
  • trauma
  • relationship issues
  • the completed suicides of family or friends
  • homicide of family or friends
  • the effects of abuse
  • the effects of childhood trauma
  •  anxiety
  • issues caused by Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • end of life/palliative care
  • issues with managing anger
  • depression

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