Background

I am a registered clinical psychologist who has worked for 20 years within a variety of settings: Private Practice, ProCare Health NZ, EAP (Employment Assistance Programmes), NZ Family Court, Community and Inpatient Mental Health, Mother and Baby Unit (Starship Hospital) Paediatric Diabetes, Secondary Education System (School Guidance Counsellor and Teacher), Complementary Medicine, Retreat Center and Buddhist Hospice.

I see adults, couples, and new mothers.

Short term and long term therapy available

Sessions involve jointly forming a hypothesis as to cause and nature of the presenting problem and a discussion as to what approach(es) would effectively address this particular issue(s).

Areas that I can help you with are:

  1. Anxiety /Worries/Concerns/Stress
  2. Depression
  3. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  4. Single or multi Trauma(s) including  birth trauma (labour, cesareans, delivery)    
  5. Grief and Loss and the Mourning process
  6. Interpersonal Relationships
  7. Belonging and Connection
  8. Life Transitions: personal and family including retirement and physical health.
  9. Living with and supporting someone with Type 1 Diabetes
  10. Quietening Mental Chatter
  11. Maternal Mental Health
  • I offer professional supervision for mental health clinicians

Psychotherapeutic Approaches I draw from :

Mindfulness-Based and Mind/Body Therapies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR – evidence based for trauma PTSD) Integrative Art Therapy

Fundamental to my approach is the trust in each person’s inner wisdom and capacity for self -healing.

Professional Affiliations

  • Registered with the NZ Psychologist Board
  • Registered provider for psychological services for ACC

Fees

  1. $180.00 (GST inclusive) per hour

Fees are payable at the completion of the session. Cash or direct banking payment methods are accepted. Some health insurers provide partial cover for registered clinical psychologists so please check with your insurer. If you need to cancel an appointment please give at least 24 hour notice. A cancellation fee of 75% may apply if cancelled in less than 24 hours.

To Make an Appointment

Email or phone me directly for an appointment or any enquiries. Your call will sometimes be responded to by an answerphone; if so please leave a message and I’ll endeavour to call you as soon as I can.