•  MA Creative Arts Therapy RMIT University
•  PG Dip Creative Arts Therapy RMIT University
•  BA (hons) Literary and Cultural Studies Warwick University
•  UK Counselling Cert Warwick Uni
•  Women’s Studies Cert Warwick Uni
•  Palliative Care Cert Auckland Uni
•  Clinical Supervision Cert Weltec
•  Celebrant Studies Cert Celebrant School, Auckland
•  Sexual Abuse Counselling Cert Mental Health training Services Auckland

I am committed to ongoing professional and personal development. Some of the trainings attended over the last few years include the following: Sandplay, IDT, Grief and Loss, Training for Trainers, Narrative Therapy, CBT, Te Tiriti O Waitangi and Cultural Awareness, working with Children and adolescents, Trauma informed practice, working with couples, family therapy, mindfulness for children, mindfulness for adults, advanced mindfulness, a range of rhythm therapy trainings including eight times at drum school in West Africa.

Work Experience

Since 1996 I have been fortunate to experience a very wide range of work both as an employed counsellor and in private practice. My contracts have included: Family Court, Rape Crisis, EAP providers, Hospice, PHO, WINZ, Cancer Society, Victim Support, WINZ, Relationship Services, CYFS. I also have a wide range of experience in offering workshops and trainings both for agencies and in private practice.

Current Work

EAP providers, Hospice, Cancer Society, Victim Support and limited private clients. Please note I am no longer working with children.


My initial counselling training (early 1990s) was in Carl Rogers person Centred Counselling, and to this day remains my foundation for working with clients. Since those days I have attended many trainings and have integrated a range of modalities which I use with clients as appropriate. Completing a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts Therapy (2007) enables me to offer creative approaches in a safe, ethical and professional way.