My approach

I believe that the therapeutic relationship (the way we work together) is essential to a good outcome. I like to work with you to build a relationship based on trust, honesty and mutual respect. I take a positive approach based on your strengths and aim to work at a pace that feels right for you. My focus is to support you in improving well‐being and resilience, and/or ease distress or resolve crises that may be getting in the way of you living a full and meaningful life.

I practice evidence-based therapies and primarily use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based and relaxation strategies, and solution-focused approaches. I will endeavour to incorporate any important aspects of yourself, such as spiritual or cultural connections, into the work we do together. I will tailor therapeutic needs and goals. I also believe that measuring and managing goals is an essential part of therapy to enable you to reach your desired outcome.

My work

I can provide psychological support for individuals, 18 years and older with a range of everyday difficulties, as well as common mild to moderate mental health problems:  

  • Low mood, depression

  • Anxiety

  • Anger, frustration, irritability

  • Job difficulties

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Life transitions, change, adjustment

  • Confidence, self esteem

  • Emotional regulation and distress tolerance

  • Trauma / PTSD / abuse / critical incidents

  • Grief and loss

  • Sleep problems

  • Strengthen wellbeing and individual resilience

  • Registered for ACC sensitive claims services (for survivors of sexual abuse)

I have a special interest in trauma and recovery, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety.

The number of sessions varies for everyone. 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.

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Payment and cancellation Policy

Individual therapy sessions          $160 including GST. 

ACC sensitive claims                       Fully funded by ACC

Sessions are generally industry standard length of 50-60 minutes.

Payment by direct credit, cash or cheque is required at the time of session. If payment is to be made via internet banking, then this needs to occur prior to the session.

If you need to cancel, please contact me via mobile phone or email. Cancellation of a session with less than 48 hours’ notice may incur a 50% cancellation fee.