Caroline works from a number of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). The approach used is based on what works best for the client and their family.
She believes that her role in the therapeutic relationship is to support the client and their family to better understand what is happening, and to facilitate change by helping them to find new ways to live a life that they find more fulfilling. This includes building new skills and changing behavioural and thought patterns, as well as adjusting relationship dynamics to help the client and the family better support one another. Caroline understands that she is one of many people in the client’s life, and works from a collaborative approach that is embedded in a relationship of mutual trust and respect.
Caroline works with families and young people across a range of clinical presentations and has a particular interest in anxiety disorders, trauma & abuse, neurodevelopmental disorders (ASD and ADHD), attachment difficulties, and emotional dysregulation. She also enjoys working across cultures.
- Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, The University of Auckland
- BA Honours (Psychology), The University of Auckland
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Sociology), The University of Auckland
Memberships to Professional Colleges/Boards:
- New Zealand Psychologists Board (Clinical Scope)
- New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPS)