Psychotherapist . Counsellor. Supervisor
NZAP NZAC PBANZ Registered Psychotherapist
Catherine is in private practice as a psychotherapist, also offering supervision to counsellors, health and social service professionals. She graduated as a counsellor in 1998 and as a psychotherapist in 2004, having previously qualified and practiced as a social worker in both New Zealand and Britain. “Psychotherapy is a powerful way of getting a clear perspective on issues and effecting change in our lives. Common presenting issues include relationship problems, loss, a sense of emptiness, dissatisfaction with work, search for self-direction and meaning and a desire for greater fulfilment in life”.
Catherine works dynamically and relationally, encouraging clients to actively make choices for themselves. “I adapt diverse methods to the person, rather than adapting the person to the method. Symptoms can carry a lot of information about what is going on at a deeper level and can be explored in a way that discovers what is seeking to emerge. I am attentive to what is being experienced physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, seeking to guide people toward a passionate engagement with life”.
For many years Catherine combined private practice with working in a multidisciplinary adult mental health team. She is experienced in individual and group work, ACC sensitive claims and the clinical application of mindfulness.
Catherine’s primary training is in the modality of psychosynthesis (see link below). She has also completed training in other approaches and enjoys ongoing professional development.
Catherine is interested in the transformative potential of the therapeutic relationship and working with people seeking deeper connection with meaning, joy, and engagement with spirituality in the midst of everyday life.