Experience in Auckland and Hawkes Bay
I have 19 years experience counselling as a therapist in private practice. I trained in Auckland as a psycho-dynamic therapist and for a number of years worked there in a group practice sharing my time between Auckland and Hawkes Bay. I now work almost solely in the Bay in my own practice.
For many years now my interest has remained with my work as a therapist, and I continue to grow and enjoy this with enthusiasm. A prerequisite to becoming registered as a therapist is the need to have been in personal therapy and to attend regular professional supervision.Ongoing professional development is also required through participation in seminars and workshops
Experience in Complex Disorders
Over my time working and counselling clients I have developed a special interest in anxious depression, anxiety disorders and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). This has required me to develop my work into a more cognitive behavioural way of working, and to further my understanding of Neuro Biological science. To this end I work in close conjunction with a visiting Psychiatrist from Auckland who has furthered my interest and understanding of these anxiety disorders.