“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”



I understand trauma in all its forms. I use a wholistic perspective, including neurology, emotions, your body & beliefs. And I know how to work with trauma without retraumatizing. This is important!


I also specialize in working with complex, relational, and cumulative trauma (often known as C-PTSD).  I write, present and teach about that topic.  

Neurodiversity: Creative, 2e, Quirky, Gifted, Creative, ADHD adults …

I understand the challenges & joys of what we’re now calling neuro-atypical or neurodiverse adults.   My clinical work includes gifted and quirky adults, and  twice-exceptionality (2e): where, for example,  ADHD, anxiety, depression, &/or dyslexia might mask or interact with the complexities of being highly intelligent, sensitive, creative and a complex thinker (giftedness).


This is one of my specialist clinical areas. I write, research, teach and present about these and other topics related to neurodiversity too.

Mind Body: Affect Regulation Therapy

Our minds are not separate from our bodies. My strong background in neuroscience means I understand and work with both.


I have extensive training in body and neuro-psychotherapy, plus I collaborate widely with other medical and health professionals.

1:1 Sessions


I work online globally, and also face-to-face in Auckland, NZ. My practice is intentionally flexible.  Some people find a standard weekly session useful. For others, longer sessions, less often, is best.  


My fee is $185 per session.  I recommend allowing one hour for a session.  Sometimes we may finish in slightly less time, but rarely!

If we agree to have longer sessions at times, consider the rate to be hourly.

Please ask me about currencies and payment options.



A workshop is transformative learning at its best – very small groups & strong facilitation. I have created and facilitated workshops for over 30 years for organizations, businesses, families, & special interest groups.


  • Learn & practice effective communication skills
  • Develop group cohesion
  • Facilitate repair & healing in relationships
  • Use the power of group to support personal growth
  • Experience something new – art therapy, meditation, Virtues Project, etc.
  • Use the power of group to support personal growth
  • And more...

Please get in touch for rates on workshops and training

Clinical Supervision & Training


I provide clinical supervision & professional mentoring – in-person & online.   Please contact me if you are interested. 

I also offer 1:1 & small group training in my various areas of expertise.  These training opportunities usually arise from conversations, so if you have an interest, please be in touch!



Drop by Drop

This presentation & interactive session provides a unique opportunity for  creative, gifted or otherwise ‘out of the box’ adults to reflect on their experiences of being viewed as ‘different’, & how that has shaped their sense of who they are in the world. It also provides a new lens for health practitioners.

I introduce the concepts of ‘cumulative relational trauma’   and C-PTSD as ways to understand the origin of some emotional ups & downs, & relational difficulties. This workshop is of interest to people who are curious about their sense of not-fitting, & who want to move forward. It is also useful for clinicians & others wanting to increase their awareness of the impact of early & cumulative trauma, & useful therapeutic interventions.



Want to know more?

You may well be asking yourself some questions. Feel free to contact me. And I’ve also included answers to some of the common questions I have come across.

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