B.App.Soci.sci (Counselling) MNZAC (Full)
I have lived in the beautiful Nelson/Tasman area for 24 years where my husband and I have raised our three now adult daughters.
I provide counselling that is confidential and respectful, offering a space where clients are free to talk openly about what is troubling them.
I consider it a privilege to be able to work with individuals wanting to address their struggles with anxiety, depression, grief and low self-esteem. I work with people who are wanting to understand themselves better or are seeking to change patterns of thinking that may be identified as unhelpful. I promote self-efficacy, self-awareness as well as giving support to couples and individuals in establishing and maintaining healthy interactions with others.
The modes of counselling I use are Person Centred along with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed (SFT) and I work with couples offering skills to discover and maintain effective life-long communication.
I graduated in 2015, from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Applied Social Science in Counselling and belong to New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) as a provisional member (since 2015).
B.App.Soci.sci (Counselling) MNZAC (Prov)
I enjoy working with a diverse range of people and have a special interest in mental health; sexual abuse, support, and healing. I also support and welcome couples. I offer strategies to bring positive changes in your life, to allow you to live life to the fullest. Alongside volunteering at Life Linc, I work for SASH Nelson. I graduated in 2014.
Tena koutou katoa. I am passionate about helping clients to explore and become their most authentic selves. My approach is pluralistic, valuing the unique needs of the individual and allowing for the use of a range of techniques. I very much believe in a holistic approach to wellbeing and especially enjoy integrating mindfulness and creativity into my practice. My hope is that I am able to help my clients find the courage to take their place in the world. I am currently in my final year of my Bachelor of Counselling.
No matter what you’ve been through or what pain you carry, there is an innate healing and transformative capacity within you. I offer a space that is affirming, compassionate, and undoing of aloneness, so that this inner drive can come forward to do its magic. I would be honoured to support you in your journey.
I came to working as a counsellor from a life-long fascination and passion for understanding what supports human flourishing, as well as my own experiences of healing from childhood trauma. Understanding how oppression impacts wellbeing is particularly important to me in my work, along with special interest in serving LGBTQ+/queer people, (including trans and non-binary people), non-monogamous people, highly sensitive (HSP) and gifted people, neurodivergent people, teens & young adults.
I’m currently doing a Bachelor of Counselling through NMIT and training in AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) through the AEDP Institute.
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