My name is Sandra. I am the Clinical Director and founding member of the Rosa Counselling Trust.
I work from a Narrative Therapy perspective where the goals of therapy are defined by the client. We all have our own resources to deal with adversity, but in hard times we can often lose sight of those resources.
As a counsellor I see each client as unique. Each one has a wealth of knowledge about themselves and their own social environment. Each one has a story to tell and they tell it in their own unique way. I believe sharing of stories develops a connectedness between people. Narrative therapy allows me to journey alongside my clients as they explore their own resources, rather than sitting in the expert chair. I also offer Clinical Supervision.
I have been very happily married for fifty two years, have adult children, and adult grandchildren, hairy grandchildren (my kids’ dogs) and the cutest hairy sausage dog called Bertie.. I enjoy cooking, reading and gardening, and I love bargain hunting.
Practice Manager/Youth Mentor
Hi, I’m Jodi. I have a background in veterinary nursing and lectured in vet nursing for Otago Polytechnic for about 5 years. I take care of administrative and reception duties, and the general day-to-day running of the Trust. I also assist the Clinical Director with funding. I have a Certificate in Counselling Skills, Certificates in Youth Mentoring and Youth Mentor Training. I have also completed DARE Facilitator, and IDT training.
I am an accomplished singer/songwriter and share my 150 year old church/house with my partner and our combined family of four dogs and three chickens.
Hi I am Dafanie. I have worked with people in emotional distress in one form or another for almost 30 years. I work from a Jungian perspective and use Art, sand tray etc. I was honoured to present a paper using drawing as a therapeutic intervention for children at the conference for the NZ Society of Paediatricians. One of my special areas of interest is grief and the grieving process not only in death but in everyday living and all areas of loss.
My interests are reading, amateur photography and I share my life with Aimee - my dear wee poodle.
Hi I am Fay. When adversity and stress are present, uncovering the story of resilience can assist the process of change. I have a passion to walk with people to find strategies to take the focus off the problem story and draw out the story of resilience and strength. This is achieved by using a person centered approach which is respectful and non-blaming, combined with the modalities of Narrative therapy, CBT and IDT.
When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading and finding restoration in the great outdoors. I am the mother of three adult children and grandma to four grandchildren.
Meeting, Greeting and Hugs Dept.
Hi, I'm Lynne. I am a primary trained teacher with a Post Graduate in Counselling. Originally from Scotland, I grew up in South Africa before moving to New Zealand at the age of ten. I am a dedicated mum to my two daughters and have a keen interest in singing and songwriting.
My passion is working with youth and seeing their lives change for the better. I also endeavour to create a safe, secure and confidential environment which enables openness and ease of disclosure of what can be sensitive, difficult and painful issues.