Registered Psychotherapist

Certified Transactional Analyst

Affect Regulation Therapist (Emotional Regulation)*

Experienced Counselor & Coach

 Researcher & Lecturer

Member PATHA: Transgender Health Aotearoa

I facilitate positive growth around the world – through psychotherapy, counseling, coaching, workshops and more. My home base is in Auckland, New Zealand.  I also work online to allow us to work together wherever you are.


Where we can focus together:

My work covers a wide range of issues, intentions and situations, including:

  • Trauma: PTSD & C-PTSD
  • Affect Regulation* including anger
  • Anxiety & depression 
  • ADHD, ASD & other neurological differences
  • Executive Functions
  • Grief, loss & adjustment
  • Relationships
  • Self-development
  • Stress management
  • Partnerships & Intimacy
  • Gender & sexual identity
  • Life transitions
  • Life planning
  • And more . . .


Affect regulation therapy (ART) aims to enhance general emotion regulation skills & executive functions by improving effective responses to, for example, stress/tension, fear, depressed mood, guilt & anger.  With YOUR nervous and endocrine systems in mind, together we work toward permanent change in how your entire mind/body system responds – giving you CHOICE.

What sets this work apart is my comprehensive understanding of the neurobiological bases of emotions (including the stress response), links between cognitive and body processes,  and neuroplasticity.  

In doing this work, I integrate elements of Transactional Analysis (TA), psychodynamic psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), &  mindfulness-based therapy.  The therapy is tailored to your individual preferences & needs.  And to your specific nervous system.

Note: ‘Affect regulation” and “emotion regulation” are sometimes used interchangeably in the literature.


A life dedicated to learning.

Over the 30+ years, I’ve been working and studying, I’ve realized that new ideas and discoveries happen every day.  My work changes at times, in line with new information, and I also have a strong foundation in the basics – how our brains work, how early and later trauma impacts our minds and bodies, the importance of culture, beliefs and relationships, human diversity, and the many different developmental ages and stages of life.

Something I learned along the way is that positive growth is possible for everyone, anytime. Here are some of the ways I work:

1:1 sessions (in person and online)

Group work


Professional supervision

International speaker

University lecturer

Private clinical training and mentoring

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It's possible...

My own journey has included ups, downs and everything in between. There are many valuable things I’ve learned along the way. Perhaps the most important thing I’ve learned is that positive change is possible.

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You may have questions.

There is a lot to think about when deciding who is best to share you thoughts, feelings and curiosities with. Here are some of the questions I’ve answered over the years:

  • What do you specialise in?
  • Where are you located?
  • Do you work online? (yes btw)
  • Do you have experience with trauma? (again, yes)
  • How do you get to know to about my nervous system?
  • What is giftedness & why do you use that word?
  • And more...
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Some thoughts…

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