Specialist Child/Adolescent Counselor
ACC registered, MNZCCA, BCs, B. App. Soc.Sci (counselling), Grad. Dip. Tchng (secondary), Dip. Counselling (Children & Young People)
Sexual abuse and trauma
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Self harm / self injury
Self esteem and confidence
I have worked with teenagers for over 15 years in a range of educational and therapeutic settings. I have specialized in working with sexual abuse and trauma, and have worked with a number of agencies in Auckland and overseas that support those who have experienced sexual violence. I am ACC registered.
My passion is seeing how the brain changes and grows during adolescent development, and helping teens to develop the thinking and analytical skills to cope with life challenges. I am also adept at working with the challenges that survivors of sexual violence experience.
I also use my extensive skills as a musician to enhance my practice and help clients externalise their life-narrative through graphic notation which we then play using a range of percussive instruments - including found-object instruments. Through the primal rhythms clients can connect with self again.
I am an eclectic counsellor. This means I am adept at a range of different approaches I can use to tailor a unique approach for each client. I draw heavily on narrative and creative therapies, and also use music as a therapeutic intervention to trauma responses.
I am also person-centered which means that you are in charge of the process and how fast you want to move through it. Culture is very important to me and I honour the way that culture defines us and how we live our lives.
Further details on Lisa can be found on her website
I charge $130 for individual sessions.
I am ACC registered.