Originally from Canada, I left in 1990 and taught English in Japan for three years, then came to NZ as a backpacker. As fate would have it I met a Kiwi sheep farmer and have been here in Southland now for 26 years!
Over the years I've studied to become a yoga teacher and have also studied the works of pioneering psychotherapist Carl Jung. In 2011 I finished a Master of Health Practice through AUT, specialising in psychotherapy and clinical supervision.
The major influence for me to study psychotherapy was my own personal experience of healing as a client through the psychotherapeutic process.
That which exists beyond the material, physical world has always interested me and I believe our mental wellness relies on having a meaningful relationship with our inner world. This means I'm drawn to metaphysics, transpersonal psychology, mindfulness, the influence of our unconscious on our conscious self and neuroscience.
The kinds of things I'm thinking about lately are: the burgeoning discoveries of neuroscience; evolving consciousness; and how people from different cultures view the world. And of course now I'm thinking about the impact of the COVID virus on all of humanity.
I've been in private practice both in the Catlins and in Invercargill since 2005.
So that’s a bit about me. 'You' are my welcome visitor. I wonder what it is that’s brought you here ...