Training & Experience

My Training in brief...

  • I've been both practicing and training since 1990, and have a wide range of experience with individuals, couples and groups.
  • I am a qualified Psychodramatist and Registered Psychotherapist, and hold a Diploma in Counselling with the Human Development and Training Institute, and a Certificate in Counselling for Alcohol and Drugs with the Central Institute of Technology.
  • I have participated in and completed extensive training in psychodynamic psychotherapy models and family therapy training.
  • I am a Member of AANZPA (, the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association, and a Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Psychotherapists (

My Experience

I've been practicing since 1990, including four years working for Community Alcohol and Drug Services, Friendship House, Action Education and the Methadone Treatment Service.

Since May 1996 I have practiced in my private practice, Aurora Associates, the Safe Programme, ( and Waitakere Abuse and Trauma Counselling Service (, now known as Familiy Action. In these positions I have gained extensive experience as a therapist working with clients struggling with adoption, depression, guilt, shame, change, sexual abuse, sexuality, relationships, family systems, trauma, grief, loss, anxiety, drug addiction, co-dependency and early childhood attachment difficulties.

Qualifications and Training

  • Qualified psychodramatist, certified by Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association (AANZPA)
  • Registered Psychotherapist, Psychotherapy Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (PBANZ) 
  • Diploma in Counselling - Human Development and Training Institute
  • Certificate in Counselling Alcohol and Drugs- Central Institute of Technology
  • Ppsychodynamic psychotherapy models
  • Breif Intervention models, EMDR,
  • Senior Family Therapist (practicing since 1990)

Professional Memberships



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