Helena holds a Bachelor of Arts in the Social Sciences, Social Practitioner, from Massey University and a Bachelor of Social Services in Counselling (with Distinction). University Studies include; Health Studies, Rehabilitation, Psychology, Sociology, Human Development, Psychotherapeutic Studies, Supervision and Crisis debriefing. She is a full member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC.).
Her work as an Integrated Counsellor creates options for her clients, who see the world from their unique perspective. She holds qualifications and accreditations both national and international. The modalities that she weaves into her work, focused energy Models such as Energy Psychology, 3 Levels of training in EFT, SAT and IEP. Advanced Theta Work, DNA Advanced Intuitive Anatomy and Quantum Energy Therapy. She has completed intensive studies and training in the area of Trauma and Overwhelm, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma. She is a Certified Practitioner in Hawaiian Body work, trained by Essential Body Work, Australia. Helena is a trained and a Certified Practitioner, in Advanced Medical Chi Nei Tsang, for Abdominal and Emotional Health.
Helena has developed a number of Projects for both NGO and Government Initiatives, such as Housing, Development of Social Services, creating models of Change and Procedures for Education and Rehabilitation Services for the Prison system, targeted at both male and female prisoners, to community wellbeing clinic for the elderly. Her passion and strengths lie in assisting people to make positive change in their lives. Her work has reached people from an array of backgrounds; her clients are Workers across the Helping Industry, individual adults, mixed gender, sexuality, socio economic background and ethnicity, NGO, SOE and Government Organisations.
“I have known Helena as a colleague for seven years.
Helena has a very special way with people. She is a woman of great strength, integrity, humour and warmth. People warm to her warmth and obvious sincerity. She is non –judgemental and I have always appreciated her ability to combine compassion with objectivity. Helena can be alongside people and at the same time challenge to take responsibility for their lives. She doesn’t rescue people but provides the channels for growth and change. She challenges inequality in a way that allows dialogue without alienation. She never abuses her own power.
Well what can I say! I admire her strength, depth and wisdom. I love her generosity, her warmth and humour. I recommend her without any hesitation at all” M.K.