Helping men and women live meaningful lives.

Welcome to Mindfulnest


Find a path through the difficult times

Are you troubled by distressing emotional experiences? Do you lie awake at night unable to untangle overwhelming thoughts? Is your everyday hijacked by feelings of anxiety, sadness, stress and despair? Are you struggling with relationships?

Perhaps you have reached a point where life just feels too hard.

You don't have to be alone


When life is difficult, therapy can help. You'll have a space to explore where you are in your life, how you got there and how you may want to move forward.

Asking for help can be a first step to feeling better.

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Does this sound like you?


You feel tired, sad or uninterested in things you used to love.

You're experiencing symptoms of stress and anxiety, whether physical or emotional.

You simply cannot face going to work, even though you used to enjoy your career.

You need help to process past trauma or abuse - emotional, physical or sexual.

You feel trapped, lonely or hurt in your relationship; you struggle to maintain productive relationships with colleagues, friends, partners or family.

You're dealing with grief or loss of a loved one, a relationship, or a life stage.

You look like you have it all together on the outside but have been hurting for a long time.

I help men and women who struggle


Here is a space to talk, be listened to and make sense of your life. In this collaborative process, I will work with you to develop a shared understanding of what your difficulties are and explore potential ways forward.

My Services


You don't have to be alone

Drawing on my experience and training, I work with many people struggling with a broad range of concerns. I invite you to talk about what is weighing on you.

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These are some of the issues I regularly help with during my private counselling and psychotherapy sessions:

Depression and Emotion

Depression and Emotional Crisis
The dark, frightening hole of depression can often feel lifeless and empty. You may be suffering from sleepless nights, a lack of appetite or overeating, and struggling to experience life's joyful moments. Depression may leave you feeling hopeless, sad and listless. You may feel unable to move from your bed or couch, or like you are watching life from a distance, while a part of you is yearning to join the things and people you love. Depression can be a sign that you are not living your life in alignment with your values and needs. As a therapist, I can help you identify the underlying causes, and help you gradually move forward.

Anxiety and Fear

Anxiety and Fear
Anxiety can be crippling and make daily life almost impossible to cope with. It is often the feeling that something dangerous may happen, and can lead to overwhelming worry and fear. Anxiety may reveal underlying fears, and uncovering these may help you move forward with your life again. That prospect can be daunting and it may feel easier to continue avoiding what you fear. Facing the causes of your anxiety in a reliable, safe and confidential space at your own pace can slowly help you gain confidence and emotional resilience.

Trauma and Abuse

Trauma and Abuse
Sexual, physical, emotional or psychological abuse and neglect, whether experienced in childhood or as an adult, can impact on all aspects of your life, including work, relationships and health, and your enjoyment of everyday activities. You may find yourself feeling disconnected, numb, or unable to trust others. You may feel anxiety and anger, or a constant threat of danger, accompanied by frightening flashbacks or nightmares, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about painful and often traumatic experiences. Most people who go through terrifying experiences have difficulty adjusting and coping with them. You do not have to face the symptoms of trauma and abuse alone. Therapy can help you explore and process the impact of your painful experiences, take charge of your life, and support you in achieving lasting change.

Relationship Difficulties

Relationship Difficulties
Relationships can hold the most meaningful experiences of your life, and also be the greatest source of conflict. Whether the conflict is with a spouse, relative, child, friend or colleague, stressful relationships can greatly affect you. Relationship problems can cause significant distress and may lead to anxiety, depression and even affect your immune system, causing illness or physical pain. Family and upbringing play an important role in how you relate to others. The pain of loneliness and social rejection can be difficult to manage on your own. Having a therapist by your side, to help you work through and process the difficulties, lets you become clearer about the source of stress and the patterns in your relationships.


The death of a loved one, loss of a job or the ending of a relationship can be difficult to experience. Feelings of sadness and grief are normal and a natural emotional reaction to loss or change. During these times, you may find yourself facing conflicting feelings, including anger, sadness, despair, relief, guilt and anxiety. Untangling this rollercoaster of feelings can be daunting and overwhelming. I can help you make sense of it , accompany you through the ebb and flow of grieving, and work through engaging with life again in whatever ways make sense to you.

Irritability and Anger

Irritability and Anger
It starts with a routine annoyance – the house is a mess again or another driver cuts you off. Your jaw clenches, your pulse quickens and annoyance swiftly escalates to an explosion of rage. Irritation and anger are normal responses to certain provocations, but sometimes these responses can feel overwhelming. It may be that your life experience reflects difficulties, losses and conflicts on a deeper level. Therapy offers you the opportunity to develop the skills and capacity to help manage anger and rage, and to explore its underlying causes.

Stress and Burn-out

Stress and Burn-out
The demands of family, work and social expectations, even social media, can leave you feeling completely drained or overwhelmed. At times, it is essential that you find someone who can help you recognise the warning signs of burn-out, and understand your triggers. Your present dilemma may be related to your earlier frustrations and stress. I can help you identify the choices you may need to make to reduce the demands on you, build your resilience, and recognise the patterns that may contribute to your stress levels..

I can help you identify what to focus on, and how to move forward

When you are feeling stuck and looking for relief, sometimes what you need is a space where you can talk and be listened to by someone who cares and who understands how to help. That's where I can be part of your journey.

The first step can be to take time to stop and listen to what is happening inside of you and consider what changes you want to make. Taking a step back allows us the opportunity to explore the present, the past and their impact. I can help you gain valuable insights into how you live your life.

My approach and experience

As a qualified psychotherapist, my Auckland-based therapy practice is designed to be a collaborative process. Together, we will work on overcoming the obstacles which keep you from living the life you want.

For the first part of my working life, I had a successful career in business and bring a thorough understanding of the demands and emotional pressures of modern-day life to our conversation.

My experience is backed by a Master's degree in Psychotherapy from AUT University in Auckland, and my continuing professional development, attending conferences and training workshops locally and abroad.

Therapy can help you get through difficult experiences, understand your thoughts and feelings, and find ways to move forward.

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist for men and women in Auckland and committed to helping those who struggle emotionally.

Struggling? You don't have to be alone



Rodney District


021 518 558


In our first session, I will hear about what is bringing you to therapy. If, at the end of our appointment, we both feel like a good match, we will decide on a plan for our work together.

Should we decide not to work together, the first consultation is free of charge.

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