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.
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 for the Trust, and also assist the Clinical Director with fundraising. I have a certificate in Counselling Skills, I have completed DARE facilitator training and have certificates in youth mentoring.
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 some 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 interest 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 centred 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.
Hi I am Joseph. im interested in a holistic approach to counsellingthat takes into account the physical, spiritual and mental aspects of a person. I like to use a wide variety of counselling modalities with the intention of facilitating change that has been indentified by the client as desirable. i work with issues of addiction,relationships, depression, anxiety, anger and any situation the client brings to counselling.
My interests are tramping through Aotearoa and locally in the Waitakere ranges i also like fishing and going to the beach.
(Joseph is taking a sabbatical and will return next year)