Mediator / Counsellor / Therapist and Supervisor working in private practice.
Mediator and counsellor/therapist -previously in agency's and now in private practice
Provide Professional Supervision
Working as a counsellor/therapist and mediator since 2006, and more recently as a professional supervisor:
- Mediation, Counselling & Therapy: Work with couples, families and individuals with a multitude of presenting issues. Passion lies in working with couples and families, whether helping couples stay together or separate effectively.
- Provide Supervision
- Business Manager / Shareholder / Director
Worked as a Finance & Administration Manager, Office manager and accounts and computer operations (1991-2003):
- Worked in valuation, engineering, agriculture, property development and mineral processing industries
- Worked in New Zealand and America
Product management, marketing and advertising in pharmaceutical, agriculture and tourism industries (1987-1990).
I live in Mt Maunganui and work in Tauranga in private practice at Bay Counselling & Therapy Service.
I have three children - two at University in Hamilton and Wellington and the youngest still at College in Tauranga. I separated from the father of my children in 2001 when the children were all at primary school. We struggled but did find (eventually and usually) effective ways to communicate and negotiate to ensure we were able to continue to raise our kids in the best possible way. We are currently negotiating the first 21st party which we are hosting together - another first. I am passionate about working with families to find ways to move forward through separation to be best possible parents and raise great kids.
I grew up in a small farming community in the South Island, attended high school and then University in Christchurch. I got married then travelled and lived and worked over seas for 4 years. On returning to New Zealand I lived in Waikato and then after separation moved to Tauranga where I re-trained as a counsellor and mediator.
I enjoy living near the beach and all the leisure activities this provides.
Mediation: Working with families through separation to achieve effective separated parenting arrangements. Previously worked as a Parenting Through Separation facilitator.
Addictions: Alcohol & Other Drug: Member of DAPAANZ: The Addiction Practitioners' Assosciation Aotearoa New Zealand
Couples/Families: Certified Emotionally Focussed (EFT) Couples Therapist - Member of ICEEFT - International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focussed Therapy.
Supervision: Provide Professional and Clinical Supervision
Accredited Mediator - NMAS
Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision
Bachelor of Social Science Degree - Counselling Major
Bachelor of Science Degree - Operations Degree Major
Certificate of Professional Mediation Skills
Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist