I have been involved in mental health work since 2002, initially as a crisis counsellor for a community agency followed by several years working with specialised counselling services including addictions and anger management. I then moved into general practice in the not-for-profit sector working with mainstream issues such as depression, anxiety, and relationship counselling. Since 2008 I have worked in private practice and I now divide my time between individual counselling and psychotherapy and relationship counselling.
I trained at undergraduate level in a number of counselling approaches including CBT, family therapy, couples therapy, and addictions. My postgraduate study specialised in psychodynamic psychotherapy. My Master’s dissertation examined the disconnection in clinical literature between individual and couple psychotherapy and the practicalities and benefits that can be obtained by integrating both approaches in clinical practice. This is an area that I still have a keen interest in today.
Originally from the UK, I moved to Auckland in 1999. After many years working in I.T. in the corporate world of London I made my change in career soon after moving here and I enjoy my work immensely. When I’m not working I am a keen DIYer and I’m usually on the lookout for something to repair or improve around the home. I am also a bit of a techie which is helpful in running a small business. I love roadtrips with my wife and kids and I can’t get enough of the New Zealand outdoors. I occasionally find time for some surfcasting or fly fishing, although in reality the fish usually outsmart me – but it’s a nice excuse to stand somewhere scenic and enjoy the view.
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