The relationship between a Therapist/Coach and client is key for successful outcomes so here is a bit more about me to help you see if I am a good fit for you.
I have had a number of personal struggles in my own life and I have benefited hugely from the support of skilled therapists who have supported and helped me to understand myself, heal wounds, be more at home in myself and in relationship. I believe each of us have the resources, the life energy within us to flourish, even in times of difficulty, and my wish is to help you discover yours.
I have been working with clients in the health and wellbeing field for over 30 years, first as a Physiotherapist at Hutt Valley Health then in my own private practice. In my twenties I also worked in the Health and Fitness Industry as a Health and Fitness Consultant and Aerobic Instructor. In the late nineties I became unwell and sold my Wellness Physiotherapy business and a new part of my journey began. I trained in Coaching and Psychotherapy and have been working as a Therapist and Coach over the last 20 years. I love my work, it is such a privilege to work closely with people to support and help them on their journey.
I have a Diploma of Integrative Psychology from EIT Hawkes Bay, Diploma of Physiotherapy from AUT Auckland, I am a registered Physiotherapist and Member of Physiotherapy NZ (MPNZ), I have a Certificate in Life Coaching from Hart Life Coaching Australia and I am a Hakomi Graduate. Prior to specialising as a MindBody Therapist and Wellbeing Coach I worked as a Physiotherapist incorporating Mind Body Medicine, Stress Management, Cranial-Sacral Therapy and Therapeutic massage.
My approach is respectful, caring, collaborative and holistic. My work is underpinned by the understanding that the mind body and spirit are an integrated whole, not separate from one another.
I gently encourage you to listen within with compassion and warm curiosity. I know that compassion and loving kindness towards ourselves is vital to healing. That being understood, seen and heard, heals, nourishes and helps us to know ourselves. Being connected to ourselves gives our lives meaning, significance, substance and satisfaction. That when we slow down, listen deep, acknowledge our pains and complexities, find our authenticity, we can create happier, more compassionate, more peaceful lives, homes, communities and world.
Quiet the mind
and the heart will speak.