I am a therapist based on the Kāpiti Coast, and a co-founder of Kāpiti EMDR & Therapy Centre. My background is working primarily with women, young people and their families.
I have worked as a counsellor at a women’s health collective, for a postnatal distress service, for an NHS mental and emotional wellbeing platform, for an NGO which provides counselling for children, young people, adults and families in the Wellington region, and am also an ACC and EAP provider.
I have worked as a therapist in Kāpiti since 2014, after moving here with my husband, daughter, dog and tabby cat. I enjoy yoga, gardening and our beautiful beaches on the coast.
I am committed to helping you achieve your therapy goals. My specialty area is trauma. This may not always present as a single big incident trauma, but may also be developmental, attachment or accumulative events that have left a negative impact on your wellbeing.
Therapy approaches that inform my practice include:
EMDR – (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), a structured psychotherapy approach for treating trauma. You can read more about EMDR here.
Transactional Analysis (TA), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are other modalities that inform my approach.
I am committed to growing and evolving my knowledge and skills to keep up with developments in the field by attending professional development events and workshops.
Most importantly, I am committed to building a therapeutic relationship with you to help you achieve and sustain positive results from your therapy.
Qualifications & Registration
- Full member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors, Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa (MNZAC)
- Masters in Counselling
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Counselling and Guidance)
- Advanced Training in EMDR
- Diploma Trauma Management
- ACC ISSC (Sensitive Claims) Registered Provider
- Member of the EMDR Association of NZ
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