DClinPysch, BA (Hons) MNZCCP, MACBS
Life throws us all some challenging experiences and at times, people may get stuck – in mood, life stage, circumstance, direction, patterns of relationships or behaviours. Sometimes, despite effort and personal resource, struggles can persist and begin to negatively impact on how we feel and go about life. At these times, it can be hard to know how to navigate through these difficulties. For other people,most aspects of life may be going well, yet there may be a particular aspect which they would like additional support with.
I provide professional, evidence-based psychological therapy within a warm, supportive, non-judgemental, and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Therapy can be about making sense and meaning from events, understanding behaviour, noticing thoughts and thinking styles, processing emotions, and discovering new ways of relating to ourselves and others. It may involve identifying what is going well, as well as developing new strategies, experimenting with different responses, and interrupting cycles which keep you stuck and unsatisfied. When appropriate, I can help you move from awareness and understanding, to figuring out the ‘how’ of making change. I provide therapy according to your goals and needs, with the intention of helping you to be closer to being the person you want to be, and doing the things that are important to you.
I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and from the University of Auckland, and am registered with the New Zealand Psychologists’ Board. I am a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP), as well as am a Member of the Association of Contextual and Behavioural Science (ACBS). Alongside my private practice, I am currently employed by Auckland District Health Board where I work as a Clinical Psychologist for a specialised mental health service that provides psychological assessments and treatment for people with moderate to severe mental health problems.
I can help with a range of difficulties, as well as common mental health problems such as low mood/depression, anxiety (generalised, social, health, panic), life transitions, stress and time management, parenting difficulties, emotional regulation and distress tolerance, confidence, sleeping and eating problems, and low self esteem. I am trained in a variety of evidence based therapy models including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Family Based Treatment for Anorexia (The Maudsley Model), Motivational Interviewing, as well as drawing from Family Systems Theory and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
Please feel free to contact me via email or phone if you would like to more information or to book an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you.