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Brenda has been a registered clinical and criminal justice psychologist for 20+ years, and she has provided counselling/therapy to a wide range of clients. She has a friendly, warm and respectful style, with a focus on collaboration and helping clients learn how to help themselves. Brenda has worked with many psychological issues and conditions, and with both male and female clients, ranging in age from 17 to 75 years.
Brenda encourages clients to take an active role in their treatment and sees therapy as an opportunity to help clients develop insight and construct a toolkit of skills, strategies and resources.
Areas of interest
- Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- Assertiveness Training
- Counselling for Trauma
- Couples Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Forensic Psychiatry
- Gay Lesbian Issues
- Gender Dysphoria
- Grief & Loss
- Life Transition & Adjustment Issues
- Sexual Difficulties
- Sleeping Difficulties
- Stress Management
Qualifications and Experience
- 1996 - Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) (Psychology) (BASocSci(Psych)) from Massey University
- 1999 - Certificate of Applied Criminal Justice Psychology (CertAppCrimJusPsych) from University of Canterbury
- 1999 - Master of Arts (First Class Honours in Psychology) (MA (Psychology)) from University of Canterbury
- 1999 - Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (DipClinPsych) from University of Canterbury