Qualifications In 2011, I achieved full membership of the
New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP) after completing five years of prescribed study, practice and on-going supervision and I received the certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice (Psychotherapy).

In the 90’s, I undertook three years training in Direct Reductive Analysis – a
psychodynamic ally oriented insight therapy based on the work practised and
developed by Suttie, Hadfield, Jung, Adler and others who had first studied with
Sigmund Freud. This training was with the Glenburn Group, a private training group in Christchurch facilitated by the late Harry Cohen – one of the founding and honorary life member, of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists. The model of Direct Reductive Analysis was introduced to New Zealand in 1939 by Dr. Maurice Bevan-Brown. Bevan-Brown was a prominent psychiatrist who had studied with Adler, Jung etc.

My earlier professional training in counselling and psychotherapy began in Christchurch in the late 1980’s and early 90’s at the Campbell Centre (the counselling division of Presbyterian Support Services), where I gained a foundation Certificate in Counselling and a Certificate in Counselling (with a focus on psychotherapeutic models).

In 2007, I completed the final year of a 3 year Diploma in Counselling (applied) at CPIT in Christchurch. In 2009, I completed a Certificate in Professional Supervision (Level 5) from Weltec.

Additional Professional Development
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Additional Qualifications
  • 1997 Certificate in Adult Training & Facilitation – Christchurch Polytechnic Teacher Education Unit
  • 1997 Treaty of Waitangi & Bi-cultural Issues Training Programme
  • 1996 Certificate in Teacher Effectiveness Training (incorporating Neuro Linguistic Programming) – Christchurch Polytechnic Teacher Education Unit
Additional Qualifications & Training in Management
  • 1986 Toastmasters International Communication & Leadership Programme
  • 1984 Diploma in Management (Sales)– David Forman & Associates
  • 1983-87 Certificates in People Management, Communication Skills, Written Communication & People Skills (New Zealand Institute of Management)
Tertiary Education
  • 1971-1972 Certificate of Business Studies - Prahran College of Advanced Education, Melbourne 7 Subjects including: Principles of Behaviour (Psychology 1) & Australian Social Structure (Sociology 1)
  • 1971 Completed Higher School Certificate English Expression - Prahran College of Advanced Education, Melbourne, Victoria

Secondary Education

  • 1970 Completed the Victorian School Leaving Certificate in 6 subjects – St Martins in the Pines, Ballarat, Victoria.
MNZAP Full Member of New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists

PBANZ New Zealand Registered Psychotherapist

ACP Advanced Clinical Practice (Psychotherapy)

MNZAC Full Member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors

MACA Full Member of Australian Counsellors Association
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