Biography

I am a qualified counsellor with experience in supporting people with

  • spiritual and life distress, 

  • physical and intellectual impairments, 

  • mental illness,

  • pregnancy and lactation complications and 

  • progressive health conditions.

I like to offer support to people coming from a range of cultural backgrounds.

My professional background includes, addiction counselling in prison, health and disability advocacy with people of all ages and Ethics administration in a counselling professional body and offering counselling and spiritual direction in private practice. 

 

My earlier work experience includes hospitality, disability support work, and counselling in community agencies.  

 

I am a Spiritual Director trained in the Ignatian tradition and offer this to people with religious and non-religious spirituality.

 

In my personal life, spirituality, creativity and intimacy are the key cornerstones of my life.

 

Family is very important to me. I am married to my partner as part of an inter-abled team. Our first child was born in September 2020 and our second is due in January 2023.

 

I’m currently a member with the following Professional bodies.

  • Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)

  • Associate Member of Association of Christian Spiritual Directors (ACSD)

  • Dream Network Aotearoa New Zealand (DNANZ)

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Counselling

  • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

  • Certificate in Applied Dreamwork

  • Certificate in Health, Disability, and Aged Support (Advocacy) 

  • Certificate of Graduation of Te Wairua Mahi In the Ministry of Spiritual Direction