Due to high demand I have suspended online booking. Please call 07 578 0959 to book me. Please book in at least 3 sessions on concurrent weeks. These can be cancelled but if you only book on session it is unlikely that, by the time we meet, there will be a free time within a month and this will be disruptive to therapy.
I use narrative practices in my counselling. Narrative therapy explores the “stories” of our lives, and the meanings we have made of those stories, or meanings others have given to us. Our time together should be as useful and relevant as possible, so we move at a pace that suits you, and the direction of our work is guided by you. I will check in with you frequently to see if our work is helpful or not. My room is a space where we can explore what is going on for you in a safe, confidential, non judgemental way.
You can book me online here or call us on 075780959 to arrange an appointment.
How long will it take? Some people find what they are looking for from counselling very quickly and only need one or two sessions. Others take longer. Sometimes, in dealing with the problem the person has come to work on, we unearth a more deeply hidden issue and that becomes a new focus of our work together.
I moved to the Bay about twelve years ago with my partner and two boys. I love being here and mountain bike, tramp and do a bit of paddle-boarding to recharge. I enjoy listening to music and working on little projects on our lifestylish block. My life experiences include a few trips around the world, being a full time father for 15 years, being a teacher and a professional photographer, and a lot of adventures in our beautiful country.
I hope that you find what you are looking for and it helps you in your life, whether with me or with someone else.
My quals are Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Social Science (psychology). I am a full member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
Areas of Work
Relationships. This includes partners, couples, marriages, gay relationships, intergenerational relationships, workplace and colleagues. I use a EFT, Gottman and narrative practices in this work.
Grief and loss
Anxiety and stress
Sexual abuse and trauma – ACC registered
Depression and esteem
Fee / Hours
My hours are 8am-5 pm Monday – Thursday. .
Individuals: $125 (inc gst) per 1 hour session.
Couples: $140 (inc gst) per 1 hour session. This applies to any relationship where two people are trying to sort out issues. This could include parent and child, friends, or workplace relationships, as well as intimate relationships.
Other work, such as workshops, by negotiation
Book online or by calling 075780959 Mon-Thurs 8.30am-5pm