I spent my formative years initially in Wellington and then later in Dunedin with a year in between travelling overseas when I was 11. Having concluded my Bachelor of Arts at Otago University I moved to London for three years. During this time I became interested in psychotherapy and studied existential psychotherapy at Birkbeck University in London. In 2002 I moved to Auckland to begin studying psychotherapy at Auckland University of Technology where I received a Grad Dip Psych and MHSc with 1st Class Honours.
I began working as a psychotherapist in 2004 and was employed at a tertiary institute in South Auckland for 6 years before transitioning into private practice in 2007. I have been working in private practice in the Mt Eden/Epsom area for the past 8 years. In my practice I work with adults, couples, adolescents and families. In 2018 I completed a Certificate in Psychotherapy Clinical Supervision (AUT). I have been working in private practice in the Epsom/Mt Eden for the past 12 years. In my practice I see individuals (adults/adolescents), couples, families and provide supervision to mental health/health professionals.
I am a registered psychotherapist with the Psychotherapist Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (PBANZ). I am a full member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)
and a member of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP).
I am a registered psychotherapist, which means that I am bound by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCAA) (2003) and the Code of Ethical Standards set out by both the Psychotherapist Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (PBANZ) and the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP).
Confidentiality is held between my patients and myself on all occasions other than when I assess there is a risk to the patient from themselves or another;
or I am informed of an apparent risk to someone else. On these occasions I would speak with the patient first about my concerns and explain the need for me to make contact with a third party. In these instances I would try to make sure there are no surprises in this process for my patient.
As is required by my professional memberships I receive regular supervision to support and inform my practice.