I am pleased to offer my services from my home in beautiful Coatesville, rural Albany.
I have a Counselling masters degree with first class honours from the University of Auckland as well as a Dip Soc. Sci (Psychology) with distinction.
I have worked helping and teaching people all my adult life. My counselling and therapy has been mainly in private practice, working with a large variety of client difficulties.
I am very familiar with the challenges and stresses of
the corporate world and have been a counsellor, mediator
and North Island Manager for New Zealand's leading
employee assistance firm.
I have helped large numbers of couples with relationship
difficulties towards more loving relationships.
I have wide experience with doctor and school referrals
for such things as OCD, Depression, Anxiety and
Over the years I have provided counselling and psychotherapy in primary, secondary and tertiary educational settings. I have enjoyed working with social work and counselling supervisees as well as mentoring professionals. I have also taught in a degree course in counselling. Having moved to the countryside, I have decided to retire from active involvement in the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
My professional development is always focused on finding
ways for people to live with more self-empathy, freedom,
energy and connection whatever their circumstances. I am a
keen researcher and practitioner of mind-body-brain
science and related therapies such as those for trauma
release. I remain passionately interested in how the
wider social context affects mental health and well-being.
"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field.
I'll meet you there."
"The spiritually enlivened and awakened life—if it's to have any real impact on the world—is about creating and sharing higher values with other human beings."
― Andrew Cohen