"If you have come to help me you are wasting our time...
But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together."
-Aboriginal Political Activists Group, 1970's
Greetings & Welcome.....I wanted to share the above quote with you because it has been a guiding force in my life. It underlies my commitment to social & racial justice; & inspires my creative & eclectic approach to therapy & consulting services.
I have had the privilege of living in multiple countries including Fiji, the United States, Australia and now, New Zealand. My personal, professional & academic experiences have provided me with knowledge & awareness around managing everyday stressors, making major life decisions, navigating cultural norms & managing the impacts of trauma. I know what it means to navigate major life transitions; to have to learn how to deal with the myriad of emotions that accompany life's changes; and to feel empowered in my everyday life to foster mental & emotional health & wellness.
Often times we can feel like a bystander in our own lives; as our life experiences, traumas or other wounding experiences leave us feeling disempowered & disconnected from our authentic selves. I work with clients to be active agents in their lives; creating healing & change around past & current traumas & wounding experiences. I support clients to move through feeling unmotivated, stuck, anxious or depressed, & who may be feeling at a loss as to how to move forward or navigate life stressors in healthy ways.
I see therapy as a means of connecting with our inherent wisdom, strength & power in order to facilitate healing & change in our lives. It is a journey we take together; and I am honoured to be able to walk alongside my clients as they actively create transformation in their lives.
Reaching out for support takes courage; it requires taking an emotional risk in service of your own healing....I am grateful that your journey has led you to my website. I hope that you will find answers to some of your questions here. If you feel that I may be of service to you in some way, please contact me. I am happy to provide a free 30 minute phone or video consultation to explore what is bringing you into therapy at this time & to answer any questions you may have. I provide therapy in person or online depending on your preferences & availability.