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About me

I have been married to Margaret for 40 years and we have two sons, Ben (38) and Chris (33).

Initially, I trained as an Anglican Priest at St Johns College, Auckland and at Christchurch College, Christchurch, but deciding against ordination I applied for work as a Probation Officer. While working in the Probation Office, I returned to study and in my late 30’s qualified as a Clinical Psychologist.

Over the years I have had many interests and passions. When young I was an enthusiastic climber, tramper, athlete and long distance runner. I sang in madrigal choirs and was Stage Manager of a number of theatre productions, including one at the Court Theatre.

In the late 1990’s I produced for almost five years- weekly community radio and television programmes on mental health issues.

Currently, I am passionate about portrait painting, enjoy reading and playing golf. I am a Past President of the Canterbury Psychological Society and current Chairperson of the Canterbury Branch of the Schizophrenia Fellowship and the Woodlands Trust for Problem Gamblers.

My Passion

My real passion is working with clients to effect major change in their lives.

Some changes can be achieved quickly using techniques like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) or the Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS).

If you want to read more about this powerful process, which leans heavily on attachment theory and ego state therapy, go to Long-term change usually takes time.  My work is heavily influenced by Mindfulness and Jungian approaches to psychotherapy