Counselor and Drug & Alcohol Counselor


Counselor and Drug & Alcohol Counselor

I believe’s that the therapeutic relationship (the way you work together) is essential to a good outcome. I like to work with you to build a relationship based on trust, honesty and mutual respect. I take a positive approach based on your strengths and aim to work at a pace that feels right for you. My focus is to support you in improving well-being and resilience, and/or ease distress that may be getting in the way of you living a full and meaningful life. My area of speciality is in addictions. I started out working in addictions at the age of 22 years at an Adolescent Inpatient Unit in New Zealand. I have worked with addictions in Central London and am now back in New Zealand working in the private sector.

Practice Details
Session Fee
$98 USD
$148 AUD $134 CAD €91 EUR ₹8171 INR $163 NZD £78 GBP ₴3875 UAH $98 USD
Therapy Format
Individuals, Couples, Families and Group
Adults (20 to 64)
Men, Women, Transgender and Non-Binary
Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Nonreligious
Hetero, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and LGBTQ+
Accepting clients
Free Initial Consultation
Work & Education
Years in Practice
20 years
  • University of Auckland in 2002
License and State
Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
Goal-Based therapy
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Motivational Interviewing
Alcohol Use
Behavioral Issues
Coping Skills
Drug Abuse
Internet Addiction
Life Coaching
Substance Use Disorder
Thinking Disorders
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