In my role as counsellor, my approach is to be affirming. I work alongside you on the issues you bring to counselling, so that the choices you make enrich rather than limit you.
For more than 38 years I have assisted individuals, couples and families to make important changes in themselves and in their lives. I have worked as a counsellor with women and men, old and young, of many nationalities, cultures and belief systems, and differing sexual orientations.
For those whose first language is German, I provide counselling in German.
I offer an eclectic and varied range of modalities in order to best meet your specific requirements. My counselling experience has taught me that the relationship between counsellor and client is of even greater importance than the style of therapy. I have found that most people feel comfortable and safe with a relational and interpersonal approach.
I value each person’s uniqueness and respond in an individual way to your circumstances, and I am passionate about accompanying you on your path towards healing.
I have a particular interest in including and encouraging the healing potential of the physical self (the body) where appropriate. Physical symptoms can offer important clues about deep underlying life themes and/or generational patterns of entanglement.
I hold great value in establishing a body/mind/heart connection for inner balance.
One of my strengths is to provide strong, solid support and safety when we attend to very difficult emotional issues, secrets or abuse experiences.
I am a Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC). As a qualified counsellor I work within the guidelines set out by the NZAC, and am bound by their Code of Ethics. Committed to ongoing professional development, I keep up-to-date with new findings and maintain a high level of professionalism that includes regular supervision.
As a DAPAANZ accredited supervisor and member, I abide by the association’s Code of Ethics.
There are two locations from which I provide my counselling.