My formal training started at Massey University in Palmerston North where I began a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology. I became very interested in Neuro Linguistic Programming during this time and completed the training when I was 21. This led me into change methods that were not mainstream and I became passionate about working with teenagers and alternatives to medication. I worked with youth at the Odyssey House Rehabilitation Centre and became involved with not for profit youth programmes, with Discovery here in New Zealand and Youth Insearch in Australia, I trained in Wilderness Therapy and its particular application also for youth.
Whilst in Australia I studied in various natural healing methods and started a private practice seeing clients there, before returning to my formal training and completing my degree in Health Science. I went on to do my Honours year where I completed my dissertation on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. From there I became interested in the multi dimensional approach to health, which had been the main takeaway from my research into Chronic Fatigue. I started seeing clients with this as the underlying focus, addressing presenting issues taking into account physical, emotional, spiritual and lifestyle factors. I became interested in relationships both intimate and interpersonal and studied non-violent communication and became a certified relationship coach which I brought to my work with clients.
After the birth of my daughter I delved into parenting and became passionate about Aware Parenting and it's principles and eventually became an Aware Parenting instructor. One of the main principles of Aware Parenting is that in order to be the best parent you can be, you need to 'do your own work', this inspired me to continue to develop this aspect of my work and I completed the foundational year of Psychotherapy at Auckland University of Technology, I also began supervision with a Jungian Analyst at this time and have continued with this work. I worked and trained as a Neuro Physics therapist which works with people to reset their nervous system through specific physical movements.
I discovered Psychodrama mid 2017 and fell in love. It is one of the most potent methods I have worked with and this method greatly influences my work with clients. I am currently continuing this training in Psychodrama working with individuals, couples and inter-personally.
I am an associate member of AANZPA (The Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association)
Training and Qualifications include:
Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Psychology with Massey University
Honours Degree in Psychology with Massey University
Relationship Coach Training for Singles and Couples with the Relationship Coaching Institute
Aware Parenting Instructor
Couples Therapy Training with the Christchurch Institute for Training in Psychodrama
Currently training in Psychodrama and in Supervision with a Jungian Analyst
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®- Professional Care Training
Arvigo® Spiritual Healing
Qoya Teacher Training
Facilitation Wilderness Therapy Training
Practitioner and Master Practitioner Certification in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) with The National Training Institute of N.L.P
Time Line Therapy Training
Hypnotherapist Certification with The National Training Institute of N.L.P
Non-Violent Communication Training
Presenting and Media Training