Manager, Phoenix House Counselling and Psychotherapy,
Henderson, West Auckland
Qualifications: Dip Counselling
Ali has over 15 years experience as a counsellor and art therapist. She works with a culturally and socio-economically diverse range of individual adults and couples who present with relationship issues, abuse and trauma histories, problems with depression, anxiety, anger and grief, and spiritual concerns. She blends interactive drawing and art therapy with PSI, creating a very effective therapy process.
Mobile Phone: 021 232 2701
Reg Psychotherapist #PB385,
Grad Dip Psychotherapy, AUT
MNZCCA (Life Member), Dip OT, Cert Bib Couns;
Not currently taking new clients
Associate Director of the Auckland PSI Institute
Co-founder of Life Unlimited Counselling
Charlotte also helped to found NZCCA She works with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, family issues, eating disorders and addiction. She has a special interest in early childhood deficits and abuse and how they impact on adult life. Her work is client centred, incorporating PSI within a spiritual perspective.
WHAT IS PSI?
PSI (PsychoSomatic Integration) is an overall evidence-based treatment approach for working with complex trauma and dissociation, that addresses the root causes of trauma-based presentations and fragmentation, and so results in long term recovery. Highly effective psychological and somatic techniques are woven into a carefully staged treatment approach, which systemically integrates significant relationships into the treatment process. PSI seeks to heal early experiences of abandonment, neglect, trauma, and attachment loss, that otherwise tend to play out repetitively and cyclically throughout the lifespan in relationship struggles. It is unique in that it approaches the body first (bottom-up processing) but also works to reinstate systems of meaning.
1. BODILY MINDFULNESS THERAPIES
address the bottom-up processing that so often renders verbal psychotherapy ineffective. They are particularly powerful when used to help couples and families become aware of their non-verbal communications and automatic reactions and gain more mastery over them. They also assist survivors of trauma to ground and cope with their frequent experiences of both hyper-activation (overwhelm) and hypo-activation (dissociation). Sensorimotor Psychotherapy draws from somatic therapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, as well as from the Hakomi Method, a gentle psychotherapeutic approach pioneered by Ron Kurtz. (http://www.hakomi.com/).
4. TRAUMA WORK
The PSI Institute Seeks to:
Offer support, provide resources and training, and teach self-care to front-line service providers and gate-keepers who are likely to come into a good deal of contact with survivors of the full spectrum of complex psychological trauma.
Auckland PSI Institute
Judy Lightstone, Founder, Director
Charlotte Bell, Associate Director
Family Therapist, Arts Therapist, Counsellor,
Youthline House, Grey Lynn
MNZAC - NZAFT - CTAA (chair)
Qualifications: PGDip.HSci, Cert PSI, Cert. Family Therapy, Cert.Sandplay Therapy, BA Communications
Agnès is an experienced Counsellor, Family Therapist and Arts Therapist. She specialises in relationship, anxiety, grief, depression and trauma issues,working with children, youth, adults and families. A warm and intuitive person, she addresses issues holistically, respecting individual needs and pace, using Mindfulness, PsychoSomatic Integration, Expressive Arts and Sandplay. She is a published author and has participated in group art exhibitions. Fluent in French; EAP & OCP contractor; Facilitator, The Parenting Place.. www.expressiveartstherapy.co.nz
Mobile Phone: 027 642 2064
Reg Psychotherapist #PD461, MHSc Psychotherapy (Hons), Grad Dip Psychosocial Studies, AUT, NZAP
EMDR Institute Trained
Over the last 10 years Amber has had broad experience in clinical leadership and management in youth development, mental health and transitions. She specialises in working with issues of: trauma, anxiety, depression, and people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. She is a skilled and experienced group facilitator and trainer and works with both adolescents and adults.
Mobile Phone: 021 646 358