Welcome to My Website
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about how I work, and hopefully take away some of the mystery about what therapy means.
Why People Come and See Me
People see me for a wide range of reasons.
Some people are feeling stressed, depressed or anxious. Others see me because they feel flat or unmotivated, or they may not understand why their lives are unfolding in the way they are.
People come in when they are struggling to deal with major losses, changes and life crises. Others come when they recognise unresolved traumas are impacting on them negatively.
People come to gain a greater understanding of themselves, what they feel and how they act. Sometimes it is to figure out what makes them behave the way they do in their relationships. Some clients realise they are unconsciously limiting themselves or see patterns in their lives that don't work for them, but they seem unable to change.
Some people come to learn new strategies to cope with their lives.
How Long Will it Take
The first time I meet with you, I will gather information as to what is happening in your life that has brought you to see me, and background information. It is a chance for me to get to know you and answer any questions you might have. This is also an opportunity for you to get a sense of whether you feel comfortable with me, and whether we can work effectively together.
People often report that they gained a lot from the first session.
How long you decide to come is up to you. I usually suggest a review of progress after a few sessions.
Some people come for a few sessions, others for long term therapy. It depends on what your needs are and the outcomes you want.
What will it cost
One hour appointments are $150.00 (inclusive of gst) for the first 10 sessions.* Rates for longer term therapy may be negotiable. 90 minute appointments $200.00 (gst incl).
People can contact me directly or get a referral through a doctor or specialist.
I am also an Employee Assistance Program provider for a number of workplaces - three or more sessions funded by workplaces.
I am a provider for ACC Sensitive Claims as well as Physical Injury (when a person is having psychological difficulties related to physical rehabilitation).
I work at The Practice, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Orewa House Wellness Centre, 498 Hibiscus Coast Highway I am upstairs,(entrance is on left side of the house next to Walnut Cottage Cafe). Orewa House is set in beautiful gardens and backs onto a stream and bush at the northern end of Orewa, north Auckland, .
You can phone or text me on 027 285 1043, leave a message on 09 426 1622 or fill out the form below to email me.
* Psychotherapy was found to be 32 times more cost effective than monetary compensation at increasing levels of happiness Boyce,C., & Wood, A.M. (2010) Money or Mental Health: The cost of alleviating psychological distress with monetary compensation versus psychological therapy. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 5, 509-516.