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I provide individual counselling for adults and teenagers.

My counselling approach is based in Collaborative Therapies and includes Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I also draw from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Neuroscience, Attachment theory and other modalities as appropriate. I will listen to your story without judgment and you will choose your own goals for therapy. We will identify the origin of the problem as well as patterns of thoughts and behaviours that are keeping you stuck. We will focus on future possibilities and solutions, identifying your strengths, skills and abilities that can help you to improve your life.

Narrative therapy begins by listening to your story (what we see, feel, and do), without judgment then working to help you to change your current “problem story” to a “success story”. It includes identifying the problem, noting the exceptions to the problem, uncovering your strengths, skills and abilities, envisioning future possibilities, finishing with you living out your new “success story”.


Solution Focused Brief Therapy helps to increase hopefulness and facilitate change by engaging in solution focused talk. We focus on future possibilities, solutions, optimistic thinking and work together to identify and establish effective patterns of behaviour. You chose your own goals which are small and realistic.


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy focuses on the automatic negative thoughts that can create feelings of anxiety or depression which keep us stuck in life. We will work to identify these thoughts and how they affect your life and learn how to challenge and rewrite them so that you feel more hopeful, optimistic and happier.

As your counsellor I will:

  • Work in partnership with you.

  • Consult with you about your goals, directions and the counselling process.

  • Combine your knowledge and expertise, with my skills to find your individualised way forward.

  • View the problem as separate from you.

  • Jointly identify your unique skills, abilities, strengths, values, commitments, and beliefs that will help you.

  • Develop practical tools, techniques and resources.

  • Promote self-reliance and the use of your own resources in meeting challenges.

  • Make all case notes available to you and written in your words with no technical terms.

  • Be transparent with my thoughts and allow room for you to disagree.

  • Not make assumptions or judgments.

  • Enjoy the spontaneity of our conversation


My practice is guided by the NZAC (New Zealand Association of Counsellors) Code of Ethics and I hold a current practicing certificate as a full member.

Have some more questions? Either contact me directly, or check out my FAQ page

Contact me today to book an appointment

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