B.Arch(Hons), MHSC (Psychotherapy, Hons), Registered Psychotherapist, PBANZ, NZAP
Statement of Purpose: I have over twenty years experience as a psychotherapist and offer a warm, non-judgmental and effective approach to therapy. I believe with the right help, everyone can recover and have a meaningful and fulfilling life.
I have helped many people get through some of the most difficult times in their lives and welcome people of any ethnicity, gender or culture. I offer short or long term therapy.
People often arrive feeling anxious, frustrated or guilty about their thoughts, behaviours or situation in life and it’s a pleasure to be able to reassure them that they can recover, explain what’s happening to them, give them perspective and show them a clear path forward. Recovery can also involve helping people see the origin of the issue before learning ways to set about changing it. By the end of therapy, people have typically worked through their issue, feel more in control of their lives, are more clear on their values and are more in touch with their true selves.
Specialisms: I have particular experience and expertise with:
- Sex and pornography issues
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Anxiety (i.e. panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety)
- Relationship issues / Couples counselling
- Men’s issues
Experience: I have over twenty years experience in the counselling and psychotherapy professions. I have worked in private practice, at the Mensana Clinic, Youthline and in the public sector (ADHB & WDHB).
Approaches and modalities: I believe that effective psychotherapy needs to be tailored to the person as everyone has their own unique history, values and goals.
I have an integrative approach to psychotherapy utilising clinically proven methods such as Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) including exposure/response prevention for OCD, Motivational Interviewing, Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) for relationships, and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
Professional Accreditation: Registered Psychotherapist with PBANZ
Location: Grey Lynn: Afternoon/evening appointments Monday-Friday.
Costs: $160 for individuals and $180 for couples.
Enquiries welcome: To make an appointment you can phone or text Blair on 021 437 080 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave a detailed message so Blair can respond to you as soon as he is available.