Brigitte is a registered psychotherapist and counsellor with over 20 years of experience in private practice and government mental health agencies as well as NGOs and community counselling agencies in New Zealand.
Brigitte works alongside people who are experiencing emotional and relationship issues, assisting them to move beyond restrictive patterns. She also offers therapeutic support for couples and families processing complex feelings, gaining clarity and improving communication.
She obtained her MHSc (Hon) at the University of Auckland, Department of Psychological Medicine, researching contemplative practices and mental distress. Brigitte has a holistic approach to mental health and brings a wealth of experience of working with a wide range of issues, whilst also offering supervision to health professionals.
Modalities that Brigitte works with are Talking therapy, Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based interventions (MBI), Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Attachment theory, Ecopsychology, Inter-generational trauma therapy, Couples therapy.
Counselling and Therapy Approach
Psychological therapy can be a process that leads to new understanding and more effective ways of responding to difficult situations. When honouring body, mind and spirit in our cultural context, inner wisdom emerges, and clarity arises. Learning new skills and strategies help us move forward towards growth and well-being.
Being a parent requires constant expansion of your horizon, while providing continuity in care, safety and stability. This task can be challenging at times, given that so many unpredictable factors can change a situation very quickly. When you are going through a stressful time with your family, then it may be helpful to have somewhere to go to where you can share your load in confidence. Receiving support and learning how your own awareness and insight into family dynamics can help you approach life in a new way, can be very valuable.
Being a young person in this world can be confusing sometimes, and it can be helpful to have someone outside your circle of friends and family to talk to. Someone, who listens and is willing to assist you in moving forward.
Although the location is central, the therapy room is in a quiet setting with a view into trees and sky. It is comfortable and welcoming. Free parking is on site with 2 hour paid parking available on the street as well. Bus stops and the Newmarket train station are very nearby. Sorry, no eftpos available.
This is a family friendly place and we make your family feel as comfortable as possible. We work collaboratively, with the support and assistance of parents and caregivers where necessary.
Call me today on (021 113 4171) to make an inquiry or book an initial consultation. I look forward to meeting with you.