I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist with 25 years of experience working with clients. I have worked at Auckland District Health Board, Department of Corrections and Auckland University Counselling Service. For the last 17 years I have been in Private Practice in Auckland and Whangarei. I am now based in Orewa, north Auckland.
I have a 1st Class Masters in Applied Psychology and a Post Masters Diploma in Clinical Psychology (Massey University 1989).
I have a holistic approach to wellness which involves mind, body and spirit, as they are inextricably linked, and these values have always been important to me. I feel passionate about facilitating wellness for people and seeing them flourish in their lives.
I am registered as a Clincial Psychologist with the NZ Psychologist Board. which has a Code of Ethics psychologists must adhere to. The Board has a Complaints Procedure which protects clients from unethical behaviour. www.psychologistsboard.org.nz I am also a member of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists www.nzccp.co.nz
Just a few of my favourite quotes
"The work we do on ourselves, whether it's psychological or spiritual, is not meant to get rid of the waves in the ocean of life, but for us to learn how to surf" Ken Wilber, Grace and Grit
"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are" Anais Nin
"What is not brought to consciousness comes to us as fate" Carl Jung
"The life lived to please others ends up pleasing no one at all" Elisabeth Lesser, Broken Open.
"Even if I have to cry every day for a couple of years, its better than living with a frozen heart" (A heart surgeon attending a "Broken Open" retreat with Elizabeth Lesser)
"Many of us think of ourselves as thinking creatures that feel, but biologically we are actually feeling creatures that think" Jill Bolte Taylor, neuro-anatomist "My Stroke of Insight"
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift". Albert Einstein