Safe Communication, Cross-cultural Issues, Attachment, Anxiety, Depression, Central Auckland
PGDip Couns Theory, TEAL Cert, BBus, Prov MNZAC
Sue is an experienced counsellor, working with both individuals and families through roles in student counselling, post-natal depression, migrant support, lifeline and private practice.
Relationships are complex, so sustaining safe, meaningful connections with loved ones is a valuable relationship skill that Sue likes to support clients to develop.
Sue has trained in Gottman Method therapy and PORT (Presence Oriented Relationship Therapy), and combines these evidence-based approaches with an active form of counselling, which is centred around the client. Her person-centred therapy facilitates clients’ growth and fulfilment. Her previous 15 years of tutoring migrants has given her a good appreciation of the challenges faced by those migrating to New Zealand.
Sue practices therapy because she believes everyone needs to know they have a voice that is heard, realise they are not alone and experience the immense comfort of being understood. She wants couples to feel a deeper sense of connection and safety.
Her strengths, developed from her life experiences with a diverse range of people, are:
• A commitment to helping clients meet their goals
• Flexibility to adjust to clients’ individual needs and an openness to learn
• Cross cultural understanding and communication
• ADHD, Autism family support
• Migrant support
• Depression – thinking & lifestyle pattern, recovery programs
• Post-natal depression
• Outreach Pet Therapy at schools, dementia units and retirement villages
• Animal Assisted Education Reading Programme
Book Sue Online and Auckland Central
RELATE MAIN OFFICE ADDRESS: 19 VICTORIA PARK MARKET 210 VICTORIA STREET WEST, AUCKLAND CBD
Unit 19 in Victoria Park Market, is in the units closest to Victoria Street West (directly opposite Victoria Park), and the third unit from the Wilson Carpark.