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. These include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), 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.
(As of 1 January 2019) Standard hourly rate (for all assessment and therapy sessions) $150 (+GST) Written report $350 (+GST) Travel (for outside of the immediate Blenheim area) is usually charged at half the standard hourly rate ($75 +GST per hour) Psychometric assessment packages: Cognitive/intellectual functioning (e.g. WISC-V) $950 (+GST) Cognitive + Achievement (e.g. WISC-V + WIAT-III) $1,550 (+GST) Adaptive functioning (e.g. ABAS) - add $150 (+GST) to the above Behavioural screen (e.g. ASEBA) - add $150 (+GST) to the above
I endeavour to keep my services as affordable as possible. The above costs may vary depending on the service and in some circumstances clients may be eligible for funding to subsidise the cost of services. I am usually able to give you a general indication of costs for services following the initial consultation.
Payment is required prior to or at the time of your appointment (online banking or cash please). For larger packages of work (e.g. cognitive assessments) I require at least 50% of the cost paid upfront and the remainder paid at the completion of the assessment prior to releasing the final report to you. Please also note that a late cancellation fee of half the hourly rate will usually apply for missed appointments with less than 12 hours' notice.