I use a neuroscientific approach to help people understand how their minds and bodies are wired, to help them understand themselves and how their children’s nervous systems are developing in response to their primary carers and the environment. Parents have the greatest leverage to support their children, but for many reasons it can be hard for parents to use this. Often we were not parented in ways which makes it easy to self soothe and soothe others, we might find ourselves trapped in individual and family patterns of feeling overwhelmed, anxious and hopeless. Additionally, we might have experienced traumatic events or be parents to children who have needs which are particularly hard to meet. When parents get triggered by their child’s behaviour I help them to identify the behaviours they find triggering, ground and respond in a way which lets the adult make choice and be available to the child.

Where a child has or may have additional needs I can help parents understand what extra measures they might need to take to help their child. Identifying fears and hopes for your family, intergenerational patterns and those places where you feel stuck will allow parents to have a clearer understanding of what is getting in their way and find ways to move beyond it. Systemic issues, such as race, gender, sexual orientation and being differently abled are welcomed, Montessori education is a radical approach to personal and community transformation, this is a place to talk about the barriers and what a new world could look like.

If you think that this may be useful for you in your situation, you can send me a message using the form below to arrange a free 15 minute consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I learn about you?

To learn about me, you can visit my profile here on montessoricommons.cc or visit my private practice website at vibrantlife.nz

Do you work in-person or online?

I provide these therapeutic counselling services online via zoom, FaceTime, Microsoft Teams or an application of your choosing. Working online allows me to work with clients globally, reduces the cost of these services and allows flexibility with scheduling. If you are based in Auckland, New Zealand, we can arrange in-person consultations as needed.

How much do you charge?

I charge NZ$150 per hour for individual coaching and counselling sessions. That translates to approximately US$100, GBP £80, EUR €74 or INR ₨7,300.

Prices are excluding GST. Clients located outside of New Zealand do not pay GST. I accept all major credit and debit cards.

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