Registered Clinical Psychologist
I believe the therapeutic relationship is fundamental to a good outcome. I strive to provide a professional service that is warm and friendly where you feel heard, understood and accepted; a place where you feel safe to explore sensitive and sometimes painful issues.
I offer psychological therapy tailored to your individual situation and needs, based on a comprehensive assessment and evidence-based treatments that work. I am committed to continual education, training and supervision to ensure you receive the highest standard of service.
My main therapeutic model is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is an acceptance-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model . The aim of my approach is to enable you to take committed action towards living a rich and meaningful life, while simultaneously acquiring skills to handle any painful feelings and associated thoughts that inevitably turn up in life (e.g., sadness, fear, rejection, worry, loss, anger, disappointment and failure). Depending on our joint understanding of the issues, together with your own preferences and goals, this can be either a brief or longer term approach.
Registered Clinical Psychologist
MA (Hons), PGDipClinPsych, MNZCCP
I have been a Registered Clinical Psychologist since 2006, completing my Master of Arts (endorsed in Clinical Psychology, with first class honours) and Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology from Massey University, Auckland. I am registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board in the Clinical scope of practice. I am also a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) and served on their Ethics Committee between 2009-2015.
I have worked in private practice since 2009 with experience in many issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, relationship issues, deliberate self harm, drug and alcohol abuse, eating issues, stress management & work burnout. I have previously worked at District Health Boards (ADHB and CMDHB), providing assessment and treatment of mental health issues with adolescents and their families'. During that time I had been a Practice Supervisor, provided clinical supervision for other mental health staff, and had provided a training role in supervising clinical psychology students and interns.
I am committed to continual education, training and supervision to ensure my clients receive the highest standard of service. I have expertise in several therapeutic approaches, including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and systemic family therapy.
SERVICES & FEES
I offer individual and couples therapy using well researched acceptance and mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) methods, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I have experience in helping people with many issues encountered in life, including:
low self esteem
trauma and grief
obsessive compulsive disorder
drug and alcohol abuse
The above list is not exhaustive. If you have another issue not listed above, please email or phone to discuss whether it is something we may be able to work on together.