Hello, I am a Qualified Counsellor and Registered Psychiatric Nurse, currently working at Auckland DHB and in private practice. I facilitate therapeutic conversations that support the development of understanding ourselves better. Facilitated therapeutic conversations open up space for people to be heard and identify what is important to you right now. This can be achieved by identifying how we respond to change/difference.
As a counsellor, I have an in depth understanding of mental health problems and what therapeutic options are available to manage the potential risk and symptoms of
- Mood disorders
- Post-traumatic stress
- Suicidal ideation
- Personality disorders
- Behavioral problems.
I understand the importance of working with collaborative evidence based practices to compliment how we work together. Such as:
- Person centered therapy
- Trauma informed care
- Narrative therapy
- Cognitive behaviour therapy
- Dialectic behaviour therapy
- Te Whare tapa Wha and other holistic health care models
- Acceptance and Commitment therapy
- Neuro-linguistic programming (aspects of)
- Medical model
I value healthy relationships and the maintenance of them as part of the therapeutic process. My goal is to facilitate therapeutic conversations that understand how to respond to change and naturally inspire hope. I am happy to be contacted to arrange a time to meet, and provide written documentation, if required.