I have also pursued my own personal analyses which have been central to my training.
In 2006 I completed an Introductory Course in Group Analysis and have conducted psychotherapy groups since 2007. In 2005 I completed a Certificate in Supervision Practice.
I primarily offer clinical supervision to Psychotherapists and Counsellors, with limited spaces for professional consultation to other disciplines.
For supervisees working with clients psychodynamically, there is a focus on what is happening in therapeutic relationships transferentially and at an unconscious level.
Additional training undertaken includes Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), originated by Jon Kabat Zinn, as well as many mindfulness based retreats, which I continue to attend.
I completed training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), formulated by Marsha Linehan, and worked from this approach for many years within a public health setting, as well as a range of trainings and workshops in providing supervision.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Social Anthropology) Diploma of Applied Social Studies (NZ) Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (NZ) Post-Grad Certificate in Therapeutic Application of the Arts (London) Diploma of Psychosynthesis Counselling (NZ) Diploma of Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy (NZ) Memberships: Registered Psychotherapist Member of NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC) Member of NZ Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP) Supervision fulfils ongoing professional membership requirements and is an opportunity to reflect on practice with clients and within organisational contexts.
In supervision we form an agreement as to how we will focus our work together.
So long as I maintain my registration (with PBANZ) I am entitled to describe myself as a 'psychotherapist', but I would be wrong to believe this guaranteed I was practicing psychotherapy!
I am qualified to practice psychotherapy, but I do not like to think of myself as a psychotherapist, or a psychoanalyst, or a psychoanalytic psychotherapist.