Training & Seminars

I am passionate about delivering high quality professional training that is evidence-based, practical and inspirational for counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists (clinical and educational), social workers or anyone working in the Mental Health professions. From my considerable years of experience as a therapist in different countries, as well as a research-active Senior Lecturer, conference speaker and presenter I combine practical insights with a sound theoretical foundation in a very easy-to-listen to approach.

I can create customised training for your organisational needs.

Here are what people have said about my seminars/workshops:

“First, a big thank you for the excellent workshop you presented yesterday.  I have been a psychologist for almost 30 years (12 years in New Zealand, the rest in USA) and have a very high standard for the word “excellent”.  You are most definitely in that category!  You are a pleasure to listen to…. your manner of delivering information is one which makes it a pleasure to receive and digest the material!   It all made perfect sense to me and increased my understanding of a process that had not yet been understandable to me!!!“ 

Fees for Professional Development, Seminars, Training Days, Etc

If you would like to book me for any Professional Development training please contact me via the Contact page or call me: 022-640-2941

My fees are:

  • $1000 for evening (2 hrs) presentation (plus GST & expenses)
  • $1500 for a half-day presentation (plus GST & expenses)
  • $2500 for a full day presentations (plus GST & expenses)

Professional development for Leaders and Influencers:

  • Becoming Transformational Leaders – insights from psychology, attachment theory and motivational theory – one day workshop

 

  • Resilient leadership: right relationships and authentic adaptability – ½ day workshop

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Retreats I have offered

“Embracing a Transformed Life”. A one day retreat for St. George’s women at Vaughan Park, Long Bay, Auckland, May 2013.

“Finding God in the Midst of Life’s Crises”. Keynote speaker. Church Leaders Day Conference

Past Professional Development, Seminars, Training Days and Conference Papers

“Designed For and by Love: Reflections on Attachment theory, Neuroscience and Trinitarian Theology”. Paper presented at the New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association Annual Conference, Auckland, May 2015.

“Attachment Wounds: When Frustration Turns to Aggression or Depression”. Workshop for the New Zealand Christian Counselling Association in Nelson, May 2014.

Professional Development Training Day for Counsellors.” Sponsored by the New Zealand Christian Counselling Association, Nelson, August 2013.

“Attachment, the Trinity and Embodied Existence in the Counselling Process”. Paper presented at the Sturt Lectures, Laidlaw College, Auckland, June 2013.

“It Takes 3 to Tango: Identity Formation in the Light of Attachment Theory, neuroscience and Trinitarian Theology”. Seminar presented at a meeting of Theology and the Natural Sciences Aotearoa (TANZA), Auckland, May 2013.

“Embracing a Transformed Life”. A one day retreat for St. George’s women at Vaughan Park, Long Bay, Auckland, May 2013.

“Degrees of Integration: theological and Therapeutic Issues in Counsellor Education in New Zealand”. Paper presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) International, Portland, Oregon, April, 2013.

“Attachment Theory and the Healthy Development of Relationships”. One-day workshop for the New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association, Christchurch, February 2013.

“Right Relationships: Attachment theory and the Healthy Development of Relationships”. One-day workshop presented at the Salvation Army ‘The Nest’, Hamilton, November 2012.

“Theological Reflections on Attachment Theory: Its implications for Christian Counsellors”. New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association, Auckland Branch. February 2011.

“Relationship Matters: An Introduction to Attachment Theory”. St George’s church, Auckland. March 2011.

“Finding God in the Midst of Life’s Crises”. Keynote speaker. Church Leaders Day Conference. Laidlaw College, Henderson, New Zealand. May 2011.

“Becoming Transformational Leaders”. Seminar for Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership, Auckland, May 2011.

“Relationship Matters: attachment theory applied to parenting.” St Paul’s Anglican Church, Auckland, July 2011.

“Before we have their minds, we need to have their hearts’: the crucial role of attachment in teaching special needs children”. Association of Special Need Teachers. Onehunga Primary School. Auckland, November 2011.

“Attachments: Understanding Relational Dynamics through the lens of Attachment theory – its implications for Christian Counsellors”. Training Day, New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association, Christchurch, February 2012.

“Reconceptualising Depression: An integrated Frustration-Aggression-Depression Model”. New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association, Auckland Branch, March 2012.

“Attachment Issues in Counselling”. Professional Development workshop for VisionWest Counselling Centre, Glen Eden, Auckland. April 2012.

“Creating Resilience in the Heart of a Leader: Seminar.” A forum for not for profit organisations by Wilberforce 21.Waiheke Island Resort, Waiheke, Auckland, May 2012

“New Insights for the Treatment of Depression: An integrated Frustration-Aggression-Depression Model.” Training day. New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association. Hamilton Branch, June 2012.

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