Trainee Counsellor, Master of Counselling at The University of Canterbury
I am currently studying a Master of Counselling at The University of Canterbury. I work in a Person-Centred and Solution-Focused framework, alongside Motivational Interviewing techniques. I have worked for the past 3 years as a carer and I have a background in Psychology. I have also worked in the drug and alcohol field as well as facilitating Anxiety Support groups through MHAPS (peer-support).
Social Anxiety is an area I have a strong passion for but other areas of interest include: health, anxiety disorders (in general), trauma, relationship issues, career aspirations and grief. I have a particular interest in helping men as I feel at times they can be “left behind” in the health system. I also think services could be tailored to suit males better. On a personal level I have an interest in the outdoors/fishing, cooking, music and travel.