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About Ann

Biography

I have 10 years experience in counselling and related fields. This experience includes: Placement at an Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation center in Auckland, Locum Counsellor at the same rehab, working for an Alcohol & NGO in South Auckland prior to returning to Napier to look after my father.

I've had 10 years experience working in the field of Family Violence working with both perpetrators and victims of violence, abuse or controlling behaviours.

I spent most of my working life in the business world. I trained in Auckland and have a diploma in Counselling, Graduate Certificate in Addiction, NLP Master Practitioner, and Time Line Therapy™ Master Practitioner. I also regularly attend additional training workshops and seminars as part of my ongoing professional development.

Philosophy

I cannot fix you, I cannot take responsibility for you and I will not promise you the answer. We will get some insight; find the solutions that gives you the confidence to move you forward in your life.

Confidentiality

If a report is required I will discuss this with you and give you copies if you wish.

The only times this confidentiality will not apply is if I have to tell someone in order to keep you or someone else safe.

Out of respect for your privacy if I see you in public I will not say hello to you unless you greet me first.

Recording

I will take notes at our sessions. You are welcome to see anything I write down at any meeting you are at.

I will not pass anything on to anyone else without your permission.

Testimonials

What people say about me.(Their words not mine)

We both feel we have come a long way and value what we have learnt from you. Thank you so much.
You have helped me throught many feeling of doubt and addiction. I believe making a difference in my life.
I so appreciate everything you have taught me and hope you realise how much you have.
I love your smile and your ready laugh, your compassion and your caring.
You are an inspirational encouraging, supportive and spiritually lifting person.
The work you do is priceless. The lives you touch so special. I'll never forget what you did for me or the time we shared. You gave me hope. You changed my life.
I would not be living the life I am today without Ann's tenacity, caring, thoroughness, and expertise. If you have anything in your life which isn't working for you, I totally recommend Ann as an honest, caring, empathetic person, very extremely able to assist the process of your change. It felt very safe for me to be dealing with my issues with Ann's confidentiality, knowledge and professional assistance.
It was like my anxiety just stopped - it's not there. I find that quite weird as haven't had it for weeks and would normally have to take medication for it and have done for years. Before I couldn't even speaking at my daughter's 21st in the future and now I know I can and don't get that ols feeling at all.

How Ann helped me in an abusive relationship

I came to Ann after experiencing 14 years of an abusive relationship. As a result I suffered extreme anxiety in most situations. In turn, I had loss of sleep, appetite, low functioning, substance abuse and depression.

Timeline Therapy™ allowed me to address this anxiety, fear, sadness, depression by going back to my first memories where I experienced these and move through my life to the present and then out into the future etc. It gave me the tools to be able to cope well now in all situations I am faced with particularly situations involving my ex partner and children.

Now I have normal levels of anxiety. I never thought I would reach this place in my life. I now live a healthy lifestyle, that is productive and free of fear and anxiety. For the first time in a long time I am excited about the future and the direction my life is headed.

How Ann helped my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A former Defence Force member I came from from one of my peacekeeping operations with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I was treated by a Clinical Psychologist at the time and thought all was well - although the incident that 'triggered' my PTSD still haunted me occasionally.

Recently, after a very stressful period I started to get the old PTSD nightmares again 15 years after the event. Ann took me though a quick process that resolved the matter in minutes. While I still remember the incident, it feels more like it happened to someone else. The 'sting' has gone for me and no more nightmares! Thanks, Ann.

Please don't hesitate to contact Ann if you require any further information.