“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor Frankl
Psychotherapy is a unique conversation that occurs between you and a psychotherapist. It offers a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment for you to speak freely about personal difficulties.
There may be many reasons why you might come to see a psychotherapist. These could include issues like relationship difficulties, depression, the effects of trauma, loss and grief, anxiety, a sense of something missing, life transition issues and many more. The context of psychotherapy allows your unconscious to be brought into awareness and through that awareness you learn to choose more consciously how to be in your life.
I am a registered and experienced psychosynthesis counsellor and psychotherapist, a member of The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists, MNZAP, and I practise according to their code of Ethics.
I am also an Associate of the Institute of Psychosynthesis and an Associate of the Psychosynthesis Association of New Zealand and Australia (PANZA).
The particular type of psychotherapy that I practice is psychosynthesis
Psychosynthesis counselling and therapy is a very holistic way of working with the psyche. It is a gentle but powerful approach that seeks to acknowledge and uncover the deep call of the spirit as well as the unconscious patterns that keep us limited in how we express in life. This approach invites us to understand and integrate our experience on emotional, physical, mental and spiritual levels, to bring compassion to parts of ourselves that are holding us back and to explore the rich potential that is seeking to emerge, so that we may engage more wholeheartedly with ourselves and with life.
There is a particular emphasis on the importance of will in psychosynthesis psychotherapy and it develops in us the capacity to take charge of our lives and live in alignment with our deeper sense of purpose, meaning and values.
As a psychosynthesis psychotherapist, I will draw from my tool bag a number of different techniques and methods including deep sensitive listening, guided imagery, psychodynamic psychotherapy, visualisations, mindfulness techniques, working with dreams, CBT, sub-personality work. Always, however, I will adapt the method to the person and not the other way around in order to guide you gently towards coming into relationship with more of yourself so that you can manifest the best of yourself in the world.
Although widely acknowledged as a psychospiritual psychology, psychosynthesis is not aligned with any religious tradition.
After practising in Auckland since 2000, I have recently relocated to Hawkes Bay New Zealand and am offering psychotherapy in the Napier/Hastings region.
I am skilled in working with issues of trauma, anxiety, grief, loss, life transition, and I have a special interest in working with women who are childless-by-circumstance.
I continue to offer my workshops in Auckland and I will explore working in other parts of the country where there is enough interest. I am also offering private sessions of counselling and psychotherapy.
For more information please email me through the contact form.