About Me and My Practice
I began my psychotherapy training at the Ashburn Clinic and after completion continued with advanced studies in Self Psychology. I chose this psychodynamic interpersonal model of psychotherapy because I found it to be particularly helpful in assisting my clients to restore a sense of personal identity and well-being. As one's sense of self becomes stronger, people report on a growing feeling of enjoyment of life and being able to access their own unique potential and talents.
As a therapist, I am dedicated to providing an environment where it feels safe to explore the difficult issues and challenges my clients are presently facing. It will always be the client's choice what they wish to talk about. I see it as my role to facilitate the process where people are able to say what is on their mind, and understand themselves better.
Practice HoursI practice from Monday to Thursday from 10am to 6pm (with some flexibility) by appointment only.
I am accepting new clients at present.
Duration and CostEach appointment is 50 minutes. Most clients attend a weekly session and I leave it to my clients to determine when to finish treatment.
My standard fee is $90.00 per session.
Accepted by InsurersSome clients are eligible for the WINZ Disability Allowance.
As I am registered with the Family Court, my fees are covered for clients who have accessed me through the Family Court.
Formal QualificationsDiploma of Adult Psychotherapy (Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy Ltd.)
Diploma in Teaching (New Zealand Department of Education)
Bachelor of Arts (University of Otago)
Other Training or ExperienceClinical leader of Relationship Services - Whakawhanaungatanga Otago and Southland (2001-2005)
Whakawhanaungatanga Bi-cultural Training (Relationship Services)
National trainer in Couples Counselling - Relationship Services (2004-2006)
Lecturer in Couples Counselling and Self Psychology, Otago Polytechnic
Certificate in Supervision (CIT, Auckland, 2000)
Statutory RegistrationsThe Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand
Memberships of Professional OrganisationsMember: New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists
Member: Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy