I am experienced in the assessment and treatment of a range of psychological problems with infants, children, adolescents, adults and families. I incorporate a number of evidence-based therapy models into my practice, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Play-based therapies, Positive Parenting strategies, and Mindfulness. I can work across contexts when appropriate (e.g. home, school and community) to provide a more accurate assessment and relevant interventions.
Child and adolescent behaviour problems: Including non-compliance / defiance, aggression, emotional dysregulation, feeding, sleeping and toileting issues.
Parenting and family relationships: Parent-child relationships, attachment difficulties, parenting programmes, family counselling and conflict resolution.
Anxiety and mood problems: General anxiety, specific fears/phobias, obsessive-compulsive behaviours, depression, emotional dysregulation.
Abuse and trauma: Counselling and therapy for children, adolescents and adults who have experienced abuse or trauma, post-traumatic stress and growth. I am registered as an approved assessor and therapist for ACC sensitive claims.
Specialist report writing: Specialist reports for the Family and Criminal Courts, and Oranga Tamariki, including care and contact disputes, parenting and family assessments, cognitive/intellectual testing.
In my practice, I strive to provide individualised, warm, helpful and professional services to my clients. By using assessments, interventions and strategies that research has proven to be effective, I ensure that the service I deliver fits with my client's particular needs, circumstances and preferences.