I provide psychological interventions with children, young people and adults and their families/whanau who present with a variety of difficulties. This includes issues related to emotions (such as anger, attachment or self-esteem), developmental problems, family relationships, mental health concerns (such as anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm) and/or challenging behavioural including offending behaviour. Individual therapy/counselling and family work can be offered.
Given I believe therapy should fit with my client’s personality style, I enjoy using a varied approach to therapy.
Different types of therapy that can be provided includes aspects of, amongst others,
- cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) a time-limited, evidence based therapy that is problem focused and skills based,
- dialectic behavior therapy (DBT), a therapy that is helpful for teaching strategies to help manage emotional responses,
- family/whanau relationship work, which emphasizes the interactions between family/whanau members and how these impact upon wellbeing,
- motivational interviewing, an approach which elicits behavior change by helping clients explore the impact of their behavior and is particularly useful with substance misuse,
- solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) is goal oriented, targeting the desired outcome of therapy as a solution rather than focusing on the issues,
- narrative therapy, a therapy focusing on the stories of people’s lives and how each person produces the meaning of their life from the stories.