I have worked as a psychiatrist in Whangarei since 2002 and in private practice since 2008. Besides psychotherapy and other psychiatric treatments, I PROVIDE ASSESSMENTS AND MEDICO-LEGAL REPORTS FOR ACC, Work Aon, VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS.
SINCE MY FAMILY AND I ARRIVED IN AOTEAROA-NEW ZEALAND IN 2002 FROM THE NETHERLANDS I HAVE WORKED IN MULTIPLE PSYCHIATRY HOSPITALS , RESIDENTIAL AND OUTPATIENT CENTRES THROUGHOUT AOTEAROA - NEW ZEALAND. I HAVE OVER 25 YEARS OF CLINICAL EXPERIENCE WITH HELPING PEOPLE AND THEIR WHANAU WITH PROBLEMS OF DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, EFFECTS OF TRAUMA, BURN OUT, CHRONIC PAIN, EATING, ALCOHOL AND DRUGS USE, HEAD INJURY, ADHD, STRONG INNER EMOTIONS , DISSOCIATION, PSYCHOSIS AND RECURRING PATTERNS OF INTRA & INTERPERSONAL PROBLEMS WITH SELF AND OTHERS.
I HAVe TRAINED in, AND I AM EXPERIENCED with, MULTIPLE PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENTS INCLUDING CBT, DBT-PE, EMDR, SCHEMA THERAPY, PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY, MINDFULNESS PRACTICE (MBSR-MBCT), AND FAMILY THERAPY FOR ANOREXIA NERVOSA. TREATMENTS LIKE PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY AND TRAUMA EXPOSURE BASED TREATMENT LIKE EMDR ARE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF my PSYCHIATRIC PRACTICE.
I PROVIDE PHARMACOTHERAPY (MEDICATION) TREATMENTS AND I HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH OTHER BIOLOGICAL TREATMENTS LIKE ECT, IN LINE WITH THE LATEST ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS TREATMENT CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES. I also HAVE EXPERIENCE HELPING PEOPLE WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF NEUROLOGICAL (E.G. TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY) AND OTHER PHYSICAL HEALTH PROBLEMS .
I AIM TO PROVIDE A RESPECTFUL, SAFE AND COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT INTEGRATING SOCIAL, CULTURAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES AND I AM GRATEFUL TO HAVE LEARNED SOME UNDERSTANDING OF TE AO, TE REO AND TIKANGA MAORI.
I have a particular interest in assisting medical colleagues with the effects of burnout and related problems and I provide supportive counselling funded by the Medical Protection Society (MPS).
FOLLOWING PRIOR agreed APPOINTMENT, I CAN MEET WITH YOU IN THE COMFORTABLE AND QUIET SETTING OF MY PRIVATE PRACTICE , WHERE I PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY AND PERSONAL ASSESSMENT, ADVICE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT. Please feel free to contact me via email to enquire . email@example.com