About me

 

My Qualifications:

 

University Degrees in:

  • Social Work/Education
  • Social Management (post grad.)

Additional Studies :

  • Diploma in Counselling 
  • Positive Psychology Diploma 
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma
  • Certified Life Coach

    

Memberships:

  • Member of The International Society of Professional Counsellors (ISPC)
  • Member of NZAPP (New Zealand Association of Positve Psychology)
  • Member of ANZACBT (Aotearoa New Zealand Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Member of IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Behavioural Therapists), Silver Member 
  • Member of NZAFT (New Zealand Association of Family Therapy)

 

I have more than 25 years of experience in working with a wide range of problems, including all aspects of relationship difficulties, grief and loss, prenatal and postnatal depression, struggles, anxiety etc.

This means I am able to relate to people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds.

 

My approaches are based on:

  • Client-Centered Therapy (Rogers)
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT).

The Sessions

People choose to talk to a counsellor for many reasons; because they are unhappy, or confused, or stuck in old patterns and are fed up with making the same mistakes. Others may be lonely, frightened or angry, or feel sad and lost or uncomfortably anxious. Many people are involved in problem situations they are not handling well and realise they want to manage things more effectively. Counselling helps clients to develop more satisfying and resourceful ways of living. I believe that people often carry the solution to their problems within themselves.

  • Location
    I am available for sessions in my private counselling room in Highbury/Wellington, in Wellington CBD (Plimmer Towers, Level 31) or at Sub Urban in Johnsonville. I am also available for Online-Sessions.
  • Fees
    My fees do operate on a sliding scale, so clients with certain circumstances (e.g. students) are given reduced fees. 

 

 

Counselling/Coaching sessions can be offered in English or German.

I am also available for online sessions.