It takes a lot of courage to come to a place like this - where you will begin or further your journey into greater self-awareness, self-confidence, self-esteem and knowledge.
It is sometimes much easier to stay in the place of unconscious living - where you don't have to think about yourself or your life or your choices. Instead, you are here because you want to live consciously, and you want to gather support and guidance to take you from where you are now to where you want to be.
My work focuses on a variety of groups, issues and questions. You will find resources on depression, anxiety, resilience, adaptability, perseverance, flexibility and self-care. You will also find topics and questions to inspire you to look deeper into who you are and who you want to be - and to encourage you to live a more authentic and conscious life.
These include: Postnatal/postpartum depression, issues for working parents, guilt, values, clarity, direction, isolation, self-esteem, motivation and performance.
I want this to be a place of sharing, reflection, feedback and growth for us all: which means that your participation, input and feedback are a contribution you can make here to your own journey and to the journey of others.
I have experience as: a woman, sister, daughter, wife, parent, aunty, friend, listener, carer, and therapist and counsellor (13 years), coach, trainer, facilitator, multi-national citizen, PND survivor, ex corporate-world worker (12 years), foreigner, student, volunteer, writer ...
I am inspired by learning, listening, caring, growing, searching, understanding, analysing, wondering, opening, evolving, connecting, laughing, sharing, advancing, finding, letting go, helping, encouraging, holding, letting be, examining beliefs, updating coping skills and moving forward into the light - even if it takes a push or two sometimes!
My style of working is eclectic. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to bring your focus to the present, increase your mindfulness, and evolve your awareness of your feelings. My approach is also influenced by the existentialist, transactional analysis and cognitive behavioural schools of work and is based upon the values of respect, unconditional positive regard, empathy and confidentiality.
I was born in New Zealand and it remains close to my heart and soul. I recently spent eight years living and working in Paris, France. I now live and work in Sydney, Australia.
Like us all, this site is imperfect and in a state of constant change and growth.