Angelika Schuster

About Angelika

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.

 

Clinical Background

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.

 

 

Angelika Schuster

 

Reg. Psychotherapist – Couples Counsellor – Life Coach

Henderson & North Shore   Mobile 021 129 6372   Email: angelikaschuster@xtra.co.nz