Transforming trauma in Aotearoa / New Zealand.
Mandarin & English trauma therapist & couples counsellor
I am a fully-qualified counsellor, I’ve been in a counselling capacity since 2015 - helping people of all ages and backgrounds through difficult times to find purpose, identity, and skills to live freer, healthier lives.
I have experience working with adults, youth, and children who have gone through difficult experiences including all types of trauma, family violence, and sexual abuse as well as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, communication in relationships, culture, spirituality, etc in English and Mandarin
You can expect a gentle, caring approach to my work. My approach is eclectic as I draw from my vast range of training to inform my work which includes Person-Centred Therapy, solution-focused therapy, strength-based approach, crisis intervention, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) 5 part model, attachment theory, narrative therapy, developmental neuroscience, talk therapy, small figures, psychoeducation and many more. With children, I use a further range of Play Therapy, Art Therapy and Sand Tray.
I also love to help couples come into a place of safety and connection together. In my work with couples and families, I use a range of couples therapy modalities and have been trained at Relate Counselling which includes Gottman Method Level 2, Imago Therapy, Emotion-focused Therapy, Encounter-centred Couples Therapy, Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), Presence Orientated Relationship Therapy (PORT).
My passion is to journey with people in the darkest, most difficult moments of life and to give them hope.
My clients note my warmth, acceptance, empathic way of being, cheerful presence and supportive nature. As someone who comes from the Christian faith, I bring this background to my work implicitly and have an openness and curiosity about the person in front of me without judgement. I want to help support you to reach your full potential, your goals in life, and explore what might be getting in the way. Together, we can let go of old childhood messages, out-dated coping strategies, and discover your voice, your self-worth, and your true being.
I can offer a 15 minute free phone call with me to see if we could be a good fit. My prices vary with individual and couples work.
I work with:
Individuals, Adolescents, Couples, Families
I work with clients:
In-person, Online (Video call), Telephone
My Professional Training:
Bachelor of Counselling
Bachelor of Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Science
Living Wisdom School Level 1 + 2
Gottman Method Level 2
Presence Orientated Relationship Therapy
Sand Tray Therapy
I accept payment by:
Cash, Bank Transfer