I have studied in the USA, UK and New Zealand, and have had the honour to work in many capacities with both children and adults during their times of emotional difficulty and change. Previously, I have worked with the children of the Christchurch Earthquakes, provided emotional first aid in conjunction with crisis responders, answered helpline calls and acted as an in-person Youthline counsellor. Most recently, I was the only child and adolescent counsellor in the South Otago region, serving 13 area primary and intermediate schools.
My counselling philosophy is to provide clients with age and stage appropriate support in a non-judgmental, hope filled way. I work using primarily in person-centered, narrative and strengths based methods, using Play Therapy and Drawing Therapy and am a registered member of NZCCA.