A bit about Barbara
At a most fundamental level I believe that everyone is: good, intelligent, enthusiastic about life and others, powerfully self-determining, relational and co-operative. I believe that the only reason that people may not behave in ways that reflect this is because of hurts endured and the lack of opportunity or support to recover from these hurts. I also believe that healing and recovery from hurts is possible at any stage of our lives. Connection with caring others who hold us in positive regard is key to recovery and indeed the rewiring of our brains.
I have been following the groundswell of neuro-science research and it inspires my ways of understanding and working with people, as well as confirming my fundamental beliefs about them. We are in exciting times of evidenced based understandings about what makes us thrive or fail to do so. I feel privileged to assist people with knowledge and skills from neuro-science as my foundation.
Bachelor in Social Services Counselling – Otago Polytechnic
Certificate in Community and Social Work (Distinction) – Massey University
Post Graduate Diploma (Distinction) – Massey University
Certificate in Breakthrough Life Coaching – New Zealand Life Coaching
Provisional Member New Zealand Association of Counsellors
Member Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers