Diploma of Adult Psychotherapy, Registered as a Psychotherapist, Certificate in Community Psychiatric Care, Approved as a Counsellor by ACC, Member of NZAC (New Zealand Association of Counsellors), Member of ANZAP (Australian and NZ Association of Psychotherapy)
"Working with someone as they grow and blossom, become more themself, is a truly wonderful and privileged experience"
I have worked since 1976 in the field of counselling, social work and psychotherapy. I am able to work longer term with clients to bring about resolution of lifelong personal issues or to do short term assessment with conflict resolution and problem identification. Resolution can be achieved with employment issues and colleague conflict. I am able to work with people involved in Trauma or critical incidents within the workplace.
As I have participated in numerous training opportunities, workshops and seminars as well as more formal training I am able to draw from my experience with various therapies including relationship therapy, basic TA, Gestalt, psychodrama, client centred and self psychological models as well as using, art, dreams and poetry within a developmental conversational model of Psychotherapy. I have also had my own therapy/psychotherapy.
I have some knowledge of the Deaf community and NZ sign language. I enjoy mentoring and supervising other therapists and have supervised counsellors and psychotherapists in training as well as therapists in private practice. I have also worked with a number of voluntary agencies. As a committee member of the Canterbury branch of NZAC I have also enjoyed editing the newsletter and been a member of selection panels for NZAC full membership.