Here you will find a list of my specialties & a run down of what to expect when starting therapy. I know the feeling at beginning to talk to someone you don't know about things that make you feel uneasy, sad, angry, confronting, or embarrassed can be frightening, but I want to reassure you that this process is there to help you develop & become the best version of yourself.
There is no part of you that is not welcome in therapy, not even the parts that are awkward to discuss!
Adult ADHD/ ADD:
Working with issues from executive functioning problems, social anxiety, shame or rejection, procrastination, burnout, sleep and self care. Looking at both historic underpinnings and practical strategies.
Trauma and PTSD:
(domestic violence, abuse, attachment, narcissistic abuse) I work from a trauma informed framework helping you understand the "what ,why and way forward " but also create changes in your emotional, psychological and behavioural life. My methods include CBT, DBT and somatic/nervous system work.
Substance misuse disorder & disordered eating:
Substance use falls on a continuum of severity. With 20 years of professional experience I offer support with screening, tools for change and changing the underpinning cycles that keep you stuck in a coping strategy that's creating more pain than safety.
Anxiety, Depression & Stress:
We will look at the factors which drive these responses, what keeps you stuck ,your strengths and create a pathway forward which incorporates non medical or medical frameworks.
Attachment issues and wounding:
Understanding your map of attachment and how it's playing out in your life can help you create change. Healing historic attachment wounding and discovering new patterns. I work with traditional and non traditional relationship dynamics.
Phone and Zoom sessions available.
Physical sessions are run in Riccarton, Christchurch NZ