I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a full member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists.
My primary qualification is as a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA). I offer both psychotherapy and supervision services in Dunedin, and in addition to this I am one of a group of trainers as part of the Wellington Transactional Analysis Training Institute (WTATI). I work with individuals, couples and groups, offering both brief and long term psychotherapy.
I have an extensive education background having first trained in Art, and then later in Social Work. Since beginning work as a psychotherapist I have gained experience working with a number of psychotherapeutic modalities other than Transactional Analysis, including Interactive Drawing Therapy and Psychodrama. These creative modalities of expression link to my interest in the arts, and to my own current art practice.
I began my professional working life at Rape Crisis Dunedin where I worked for 10 years. I have since worked at Otago Polytechnic Counselling Service, and in private practice where I have gained experience in working with a wide range of issues, and a diversity of clients. I have continued to develop a particular clinical interest in working with trauma over many years of clinical practice.