I began my career as a counsellor and psychotherapist in the late 1990s working as a trained volunteer on the crisis hotline for Youthline in Auckland, New Zealand. Realising how much I loved the work, I decided to undertake formal counselling training at the Human Development and Training Institute, concurrently with training in psychodrama at the Auckland Training Centre for Psychodrama, which I had begun in 1998.
From 2000-2006, I worked with a community therapy agency and in 2000, I also opened my private counselling and psychotherapy practice. Over the years, I have worked with a wide variety of people dealing with a range of issues.
As part of my private practice, I have also facilitated life skills groups for adolescent boys, trained teachers in mental health promotion programmes for the NZ Mental Health Foundation, provided anti-harassment workshops for the NZ Human Rights Commission, trained new crisis hotline volunteers at Youthline, established and provided supervision for Youthline’s Alternative Education school and provided training and support to a range of Auckland schools on sexual safety and anti-harassment.
In 2004, I also began working as a team and individual coach and trainer/facilitator for a number of commercial and not-for-profit organisations through my company, Quantum Shift, helping leaders and teams to develop themselves.
My start point for my work is a positive outlook on the world and humanity. I also bring endless curiosity around how humans learn and change and am interested in how we humans can co-create joyful, life-giving ways of being and inter-being.
I believe absolutely that anyone can learn and change, having worked with a wide range of people from many walks of life and with varied life stories.
I have travelled extensively and in my time, have worked in the UK, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Germany, New Zealand and Singapore.
In my counselling and psychotherapy practice, I continue to work alongside people who are dealing with a broad range of issues.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their Ethical Framework.
I also belong to SCAN (UK Sociodrama and Creative Action Methods Network) and am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).