Have been employed as a counsellor since 2000 giving a total of 17 years experience.
Positions to date include: First addictions counsellor based within mental health services in NZ, the first addictions counsellor based within Primary Care (G.P’s) in NZ and the Clinical Manager of the first Drug Treatment Unit within a Maori Focus Unit within a prison. Over the years have managed a successful private practice including EAP counselling, family court, sexual abuse, forensic, addictions and general counselling.
Has had clinical advisory roles, spoken at the Cutting Edge Edge conference, successful run a Drug treatment unit where the unit had the least exits and highest completion rates through out the country.
Areas of expertise include:
Relationship issues, dating, enneagram (personality), anger, communication skills, health issues, PMDD (pre menstrual dysphoric disorder), addictions, sexual abuse,mental health (depression, anxiety etc.), forensic, professional and clinical supervision, trauma, work related issues, bullying, self esteem, work shop design and management.
Education and training:
Diploma in Applied Counselling, Post graduate Certificate in the Arts, certificate in Clinical Supervision, certificate in Practical Business , certificate in Business Management, certificate in Adult Teaching, certificate in Child Protection Studies and certificate in Social Services.
Participates in regular clinical supervision to ensure safe up to date practice. Full member of the New Zealand Association of Counselling, DAPAANZ (addictions practitioners association Aoeteroa-NZ) and a DAPAANZ approved clinical supervisor.
What we do…
Assessments Court Reports Workshops Training ACC Approved
Professional Supervision Clinical Supervision Counselling EAP
Couples Counselling Group Work Workshop design Addiction counselling