Background

I am a clinical psychologist currently working in private practice. I have extensive experience in working with adult mental health issues and am passionate about helping people to live more fulfilling lives through therapy. My experience includes working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations.

I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Auckland University. Prior to commencing private practice I have worked in the public mental health service for Counties Manukau District Health Board and the Department of Corrections. I am registered under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003) as a Clinical Psychologist, and a member of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP). I am a registered ACC therapist.

Areas of Specialisation

I work with people who are being affected by a wide range of difficulties. These may include, but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Worry/ anxiety
  • Trauma and post traumatic stress
  • Stress and burnout
  • Grief and loss
  • Difficulties managing emotions
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-doubt
  • Life transitions
  • Identity difficulties
  • Personal growth opportunities

I am trained in a range of evidence-based therapies, which I tailor to individual clients needs, including:​

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness

Regardless of type of therapy model, building a good therapy relationship is my primary concern. My goal as a therapist is to provide you with a supportive environment in which you feel safe to discuss difficult issues, and I strive to ensure that therapy is useful and worthwhile for you.

Fees and Cancellations

$175 for a 50 minute session. The fee is payable via cash or bank transfer within 3 days of your appointment. There is no charge for ACC appointments.

Please note cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the appointment time, otherwise full payment is required.

Making an Appointment

Please email, text or phone me directly to make an appointment or for any enquiries, evening appointments are available but limited. Please leave a message if I cannot answer and I will call you back as soon as possible.