The Insight Therapy practice environment is comfortable, tranquil and private. With onsite parking and indoor and outdoor settings.
Individuals (adults all ages and adolescents - age 12 and up)
I provide one to one counselling to individuals from age 12 years right through the lifespan and across a range of human issues and experiences.
Depending on client’s needs or requirements counselling may be short-term or long-term/open-ended. Some individuals have specific issues or a clear sense of purpose on entering therapy, others may not (perhaps experiencing a vague sense of emptiness, malaise or disconnection).
Counselling may help by providing support, increasing coping abilities and skills, developing aspects of self, attending to relationships with others or oneself (both current and past). Note: Individual counselling (while focusing on the needs of an individual) can incorporate support people/whanau and in the case of young people, may involve working with parents to support understanding where issues are impacting on the wider family or the safety of the client.
Relationship issues are normal – in fact inevitable. Any relationship that is valued requires both commitment and ongoing work.
Couple relationships are by nature, intimate systems and working on such a relationship can feel exposing. I engage with couples in a safe and supportive way to explore relational patterns that may be undermining the health of their relationship.
My approach is affirming of the individual while being focused on the functionality of the relationship.
I work with family and whanau in all its variations. Every family is a cultural system with its own dynamics and each member makes their own contribution to the system and has their own needs within it. As with couple’s work, I believe it is essential to attend to each individual in order to support the health and functionality of the whole. I support families to engage with difficult issues and dynamics to promote healthy relationships and healing.
ACC Sexual Abuse Counselling - Fully Funded (Free)
Sexual abuse can have a profoundly damaging effect on all aspects of a person’s experience. This can compromise relationships (with self and others) as well as physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual health.
Therapy can provide the conditions for healing to occur. This may involve supporting clients to manage trauma responses, reverse unhelpful adaptations and coping strategies, grieve, tell their story, develop supportive relationships with themselves and others. It is different for everyone.
I understand the initial step of seeking support with this experience can be extremely daunting and sometimes takes people years to initiate. I can talk with you when you are ready about the process of lodging an ACC sensitive claim.
I am ACC registered to provide counselling for anyone (age 12 and above) who has experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault whether recent or in the distant past.
I provide supervision to mental health/health professionals. I believe that supervision should support the development of clinical practice and also provide space to increase practitioner awareness of process issues and unconscious dynamics that may be present in client work and organisational relationships.
My supervision approach is collaborative and builds on the supervisee’s current learning, experience and sense of professional identity.
I have a particular passion for supervising school counsellors having worked for some time in secondary schools and I can be available in a consultation capacity around school-based wellbeing programmes, pastoral systems and processes.