Originally from Germany, I immigrated to New Zealand in 1989. Prior to moving to New Zealand I worked for a number of years in the medical field in Germany and learned all about the function of the body and illnesses. I also worked in New Zealand hospitals for a short time.
In order to be able to immigrate to New Zealand, I trained in the IT sector in Germany and subsequently worked in that field for a number of years when I first arrived here.
I always had an interested in maintaining good health and a sense of well being and learned and practiced Massage therapy, Reiki and other forms of energy ‘healing’ which I executed prior to taking on my professional journey as Counsellor and Pschyotherapistand. in the IT sector in the corporate world.
One of my passion is to travel, and have travelled a lot to countries in South America, Europe and Asia and learned about different cultures.
Since the beginning of my adult life I had a great interest in the ‘spiritual’ aspect of life and living. And, over the years, I gained insights of Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity, Krishnamurti’s teachings and the Kabbalah -Tree of Life.
I, therefore, bring to my clinic work
- the challenge of immigrating to New Zealand
- an understanding and experience of workplace challenges, in particular for someone new to the country
- an understanding of different cultures and different ways of living
- knowledge and practice of different spiritual aspirations
- an importance of a meaning to live beyond working and shopping
I am also interested in the arts and dance. Both have been important for me to keep a balance to my work life.
My clinical experiences for about 20 years have been across a wide range of settings, such as the public mental health services, community-based agencies and working with refugees or ACC funded counselling for survivor of sexual abuse. I have extensive experience in working with PTSD as a result from sexual, psychological and physical abuse.
For more then ten years, I have soley been working in private practice in Henderson and on the North Shore.
I hold a Diploma in Psychotherapy (Psychosynthesis, 2004) and a Diploma in Counselling (Psychosynthesis, 1998). I have also trained in a wide range of approaches, e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), process oriented psychology, trauma model, family constellation work, traditional psychotherapy, couples therapy by Havelle Hendrix, PhD which I apply according to my clients’s needs.
I assist my client to get a clear understanding about their issues and behaviour patterns that keep them imprisoned and powerless and provide strategies and techniques to change these outmoded patterns.
I bring an holistic and relational approach, warmth and care to my clinical work and hold strongly the belief that a person carries unexplored and dormant potential.
Reg. Psychotherapist – Couples Counsellor – Life Coach
Henderson & North Shore Mobile 021 129 6372 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org