If you are thinking about counselling, it is likely that something is happening in your life that is not having the impact that you hoped it would. This situation might be causing you discomfort, distress and be getting in the way of you living the life you want to be living.
The counselling work that we will do together will help you to identify changes you want to make in your life and offer you support to make these at a pace that feels right for you. We will also explore the hopes you have for your future and together look at what might be standing in the way of putting these hopes into practice.
It is important to me that the counselling conversations we are having are helpful and supportive for you and we will identify some goals for our counselling work together during our first session. We will review our work together regularly, as these goals may change along the way.
My counselling approach is informed by postmodern, social constructionist ways of understanding the world and by the ideas and practices of narrative therapy. I also draw on tools and techniques from other modalities that complement this.
The conversations we have will include regular review of how counselling is going for you and when needed we will tailor the approach we are taking so that it works for you.
Areas of specialisation
I specialise in working with those struggling with disordered eating and eating issues. This includes dieting, concerns about body image, weight and body worries, distress or worry about weight loss or weight gain, disordered eating behaviours and thoughts, and those wanting to make changes in the way they think about food.
My other area of speciality is working with those who identify as other-than-exclusively-heterosexual and/or who are questioning where they fit on both the sexuality and gender continuums. As a member of the LGBTIAQ community myself, I enjoy supporting clients to live in ways that are in line with what they hold as important.
I have been a full member of NZAC since 2008 and I offer supervision to those working in the mental health and counselling fields.
Online sessions available upon request.