I have been working in Wellington as an Arts Therapist in Wellington since 2013. I am registered with ANZACATA as an Arts Therapist and also with ACC and the New Zelaland Psychology Board. I have a Masters in Educational Psychology.
I have worked in private practice since 2013, aside from 18 months when I worked for a CAMHS service in London.
While in the UK, I trained as a Sandplay Practitioner.
I have a background as a teacher, with most of my teaching experience with children and adolescents with special needs. I enjoy working with creatively and using a variety of techniques to increase engagement and ensure that therapy is enjoyable as possible for children. I in 2019 I trained in EMDR therapy and I weave this into my practice with both adults and children. EMDR and Art Therapy are well aligned, both using bilateral stimulation to aid accessing and processing of trauma memories. EMDR therapy can also be combined very successfully with Sandplay, particularly for very young children, or for clients with preverbal trauma memories.