Suzi's CV

I haven't always been a counsellor. I have explored many other areas of life before incorporating therapeutic work into my professional life. Below is a summary of my career to date:

Presentation experience

Presentation Name | Dates | Client | Duration

  • Professional debrief & upskilling on communication tools | Mar 2015 | Sunnydene School | 2 hours

  • Basic meditation techniques | Feb 2013 | Cognition Education | 1.5 hours

  • Response to Change (through writing) | Apr 2011 | Positive Women Inc | 1 day

  • Parenting through Separation | 2007-2009 | Relationship Services Whakawhanaungatanga | Two evenings a month for two years

  • Affairs: Working with Couples | Apr 2009 | Relationship Services Whakawhanaungatanga | A presentation to my colleagues about the workshop I attended with Maya Kollman in March that year

Training/Education

  • Working with the impact of Developmental Trauma on Sexuality and Intimacy | Aline Zoldbrod/Sex Therapy New Zealand | Mar 2020

  • Body Positive Counselling | www.healthnotdiets.com | Oct 2019

  • Severe Trauma & Stress Recovery | John Henden/Grow Events | Aug 2019

  • Suicide & Technology - Tools for Reducing Suicides | Dr Jonathan Singer/Grow Events | May 2019

  • National Prostate Cancer Conference | Prostate Cancer Foundation | Mar 2019

  • Introduction to Equine Assisted Learning | Aroha Equine | Nov 2018

  • Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behaviours | Dr Wendy Lader/Grow Events | Jun 2018

  • Smashed 'n Stoned? Facilitator Training | Health Promotion Agency/Odyssey | Jun 2018

  • Providing Counselling Services to People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families | IHC | Apr 2018

  • Mental Health in Crisis | Australia & New Zealand Lecture Tour | Professor Peter Gøtzsche & Robert Whitaker | Mar 2018

  • Sad Blokes: Men, Suicide & Depression | TaylorMade Training & Consulting | Nov 2017

  • Sex Ed by Porn - supporting young people in the age of pornography | Maree Crabbe/Grow Events | Aug 2017

  • An introduction to "The Work" by Byron Katie | NZAC | May 2017

  • Fostering Ecological Identity | AUT/John Seed | Mar 2017

  • Gottman Couples Therapy - Level 1 | Relationship Institute Australasia | Oct 2016

  • Government Registration vs Professional Body Registration | Oct 2016 | Evening | NZAC

  • Introduction to the Management of Emotion Dysregulation using DBT | Centre for Mental Health Education | Jul 2016

  • Working with Problematic Sexual Behaviours | The Shift | Apr 2016

  • Issues Facing Men and Boys | Nigel Pizzini/NZAC | Feb 2016

  • Working with Indian Clients | NZAC | Dec 2015

  • Reiki 2 Attunement & Training | Rachael Mooney | Nov/Dec 2015

  • Emotionally Focussed Therapy - Trauma & Attachment | EFT New Zealand | Nov 2015

  • Emotionally Focussed Therapy - Working with Affairs | EFT New Zealand | Nov 2015

  • An introduction to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) | NZAC | Nov 2015

  • Increase your Connection with Spirit | Judie Roberts | Oct 2015

  • Biochemical Causes of Mental Unwellness | Dr Janelle Sinclair | Jun 2015

  • TedX - Ideas Worth Spreading | May 2015

  • Working with the child - on their own or within the family? | NZAC | Apr 2015

  • Compassionate Communication | Heartlinks | Apr 2015

  • Grow Your Health Practice via Google, Facebook & YouTube | The Wellness Directory | Nov 2014

  • Introduction to Motivational Interviewing | Abacus Training | Nov 2014

  • Talking About Psychiatry | Dr Helen Nelson | Oct 2014

  • Embody Your Purpose | Off the Mat | Oct 2014

  • The Psychology of Success | Sep 2014

  • Motivation, Growth and Work-life Balance | Aug 2014

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People | Aug 2014

  • Masculinity & Sexuality | Nov 2013

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People | Jul 2013

  • Non-denominational Prayer Workshop | May 2013

  • Issues of Intimacy & Sexuality | Mar 2013

  • Barriers to Change - exploring stuck places in therapy through Hakomi | Nov 2012

  • Connect with Spirit Meditation | Sep 2012

  • IAM Meditation | Jun 2012

  • The Mindful Therapist | May 2012

  • Intimate Partner Abuse, Executive State Identification in working with DV Survivors | Feb 2012

  • Developing a Winning Brand | Oct 2011

  • Supervision: The Power of Peer Supervision | Oct 2011

  • Family Court Systems Training | Oct 2011

  • Trauma: Its Effect on Clinicians & Caregivers | Sep 2011

  • Healing the After Shocks of the Mind: Counselling after a natural disaster| May 2011

  • Working with Celtic Reiki Stage 1 | May 2011

  • Of Course I Love...Parenting Beyond Praise & Punishment | Apr 2011

  • Working with Depressed Clients | Mar 2011

  • Reflecting Counselling Practice | Apr 2010

  • Reiki 1 Attunement & Training | Daniel Rennie | Mar 2010

  • Working with Children | Nov 2009

  • Sex Therapy Training | Oct 2009

  • Working with Families | Aug 2009

  • Working with Families | Jul 2009

  • Domestic Violence Training | Jun 2009

  • Working with Families | May 2009

  • Reflecting Counselling Practice | Apr 2009

  • Affairs: Working with Couples | Mar 2009

  • Tools of the Trade: Working with Children & Adolescents | May 2009

  • Responding Effectively to Domestic Violence | May 2009

  • Upgrade to MS Office 2007 | Mar 2008

  • Working with Families | Oct 2007

  • Tikanga Māori for Beginners | Aug 2007

  • Reflecting Practice | Jun 2007

  • Bi-Cultural Training) | Apr 2007

  • Domestic Violence Training | Nov 2006

  • Domestic Violence Introduction Training | Apr 2006

  • Mediation Training | Feb 2006

  • Ethics Workshop | Aug 2005

  • Cultural Awareness Training | Jun 2005

  • Diploma & Counselling & Family Therapy | 1999-2005

  • Applied Grief Studies Certificate | 2005

  • Lotus Notes 5.5 – Administering Domino Server Infrastructure | Mar 2001

  • Lotus Notes 5.5 – Administering Users | Nov 2000

  • Interpersonal Communication Skills | Jul 1999

  • Administering NT 4.0 Server | Jan 1999

  • Troubleshooting, Upgrading & Maintaining PCs | Jul 1998

  • Powerful Presentations with PowerPoint | May 1997

  • Train the Computer Trainer | Aug 1996

  • Dealing Successfully with Difficult People | Mar 1996

  • Developing the Professional Secretary | Apr 1992

  • Sixth Form Certificate in English, Typewriting, Accounting, Biology, Mathematics

  • School Certificate in Accounting, English, History, Mathematics, Science, Typing

Occupational Summary

Dates | Organisation | Occupation

  • Oct 2009-to date | Life Journey Limited | Counsellor & Family Therapist in private practice (full time from June 2014)

  • Mar 2005-Apr 2011 | Relationship Services Whakawhanaungatanga | Counsellor & Family Therapist

  • 1999-2005 | Human Development & Training Institute | Diploma in Counselling & Family Therapy | Applied Grief Studies Certificate

  • Mar 2004-June 2014 | Cognition Education

      • Sep 2008-Jun 2014 | Part Time Project Coordinator

      • Apr 2007-Sep 2008 | Part Time IP Resource Coordinator

      • Mar 2004-Mar 2007 | Executive Assistant

  • Apr 2003-Mar 2004 | Metlifecare Limited | Executive Assistant

  • Aug 2002-Mar 2003 | Fonterra Co-operative Group | Legal Personal Assistant

  • May 1995-Apr 2002 | Ernst & Young

      • Oct 2000-Apr 2002 | IT, Services & Communications Support

      • Jan 1998-Sep 2000 | IT Technician

      • Apr 1996-Dec 1997 | Software Trainer

      • Mar 1995-Apr 1996 | Executive Secretary

  • Jul 1994-Feb 1995 | IPC (NZ) Limited | Personal Assistant

  • Aug 1990-Jun 1994 | Honeywell Limited

      • Nov 1992-Jun 1994 | Executive Secretary

      • Aug 1990-Nov 1992 | Secretary, Finance & Administration

  • Mar 1990-Aug 1990 | Actionpak Express NZ Ltd | Branch Secretary

  • Feb 1998-Mar 1990 | Metro Recruitment Consultants | Word Processing Operator/Secretary

Training/Education

Training Course | Provider | Dates

  • Working with the impact of Developmental Trauma on Sexuality and Intimacy | Aline Zoldbrod/Sex Therapy New Zealand | Mar 2020

  • Body Positive Counselling | www.healthnotdiets.com | Oct 2019

  • Severe Trauma & Stress Recovery | John Henden/Grow Events | Aug 2019

  • Suicide & Technology - Tools for Reducing Suicides | Dr Jonathan Singer/Grow Events | May 2019

  • National Prostate Cancer Conference | Prostate Cancer Foundation | Mar 2019

  • Introduction to Equine Assisted Learning | Aroha Equine | Nov 2018

  • Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behaviours | Dr Wendy Lader/Grow Events | Jun 2018

  • Smashed 'n Stoned? Facilitator Training | Health Promotion Agency/Odyssey | Jun 2018

  • Providing Counselling Services to People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families | IHC | Apr 2018

  • Mental Health in Crisis | Australia & New Zealand Lecture Tour | Professor Peter Gøtzsche & Robert Whitaker | Mar 2018

  • Sad Blokes: Men, Suicide & Depression | TaylorMade Training & Consulting | Nov 2017

  • Sex Ed by Porn - supporting young people in the age of pornography | Maree Crabbe/Grow Events | Aug 2017

  • An introduction to "The Work" by Byron Katie | NZAC | May 2017

  • Fostering Ecological Identity | AUT/John Seed | Mar 2017

  • Gottman Couples Therapy - Level 1 | Relationship Institute Australasia | Oct 2016

  • Government Registration vs Professional Body Registration | Oct 2016 | Evening | NZAC

  • Introduction to the Management of Emotion Dysregulation using DBT | Centre for Mental Health Education | Jul 2016

  • Working with Problematic Sexual Behaviours | The Shift | Apr 2016

  • Issues Facing Men and Boys | Nigel Pizzini/NZAC | Feb 2016

  • Working with Indian Clients | NZAC | Dec 2015

  • Reiki 2 Attunement & Training | Rachael Mooney | Nov/Dec 2015

  • Emotionally Focussed Therapy - Trauma & Attachment | EFT New Zealand | Nov 2015

  • Emotionally Focussed Therapy - Working with Affairs | EFT New Zealand | Nov 2015

  • An introduction to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) | NZAC | Nov 2015

  • Increase your Connection with Spirit | Judie Roberts | Oct 2015

  • Biochemical Causes of Mental Unwellness | Dr Janelle Sinclair | Jun 2015

  • TedX - Ideas Worth Spreading | May 2015

  • Working with the child - on their own or within the family? | NZAC | Apr 2015

  • Compassionate Communication | Heartlinks | Apr 2015

  • Grow Your Health Practice via Google, Facebook & YouTube | The Wellness Directory | Nov 2014

  • Introduction to Motivational Interviewing | Abacus Training | Nov 2014

  • Talking About Psychiatry | Dr Helen Nelson | Oct 2014

  • Embody Your Purpose | Off the Mat | Oct 2014

  • The Psychology of Success | Sep 2014

  • Motivation, Growth and Work-life Balance | Aug 2014

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People | Aug 2014

  • Masculinity & Sexuality | Nov 2013

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People | Jul 2013

  • Non-denominational Prayer Workshop | May 2013

  • Issues of Intimacy & Sexuality | Mar 2013

  • Barriers to Change - exploring stuck places in therapy through Hakomi | Nov 2012

  • Connect with Spirit Meditation | Sep 2012

  • IAM Meditation | Jun 2012

  • The Mindful Therapist | May 2012

  • Intimate Partner Abuse, Executive State Identification in working with DV Survivors | Feb 2012

  • Developing a Winning Brand | Oct 2011

  • Supervision: The Power of Peer Supervision | Oct 2011

  • Family Court Systems Training | Oct 2011

  • Trauma: Its Effect on Clinicians & Caregivers | Sep 2011

  • Healing the After Shocks of the Mind: Counselling after a natural disaster| May 2011

  • Working with Celtic Reiki Stage 1 | May 2011

  • Of Course I Love...Parenting Beyond Praise & Punishment | Apr 2011

  • Working with Depressed Clients | Mar 2011

  • Reflecting Counselling Practice | Apr 2010

  • Reiki 1 Attunement & Training | Daniel Rennie | Mar 2010

  • Working with Children | Nov 2009

  • Sex Therapy Training | Oct 2009

  • Working with Families | Aug 2009

  • Working with Families | Jul 2009

  • Domestic Violence Training | Jun 2009

  • Working with Families | May 2009

  • Reflecting Counselling Practice | Apr 2009

  • Affairs: Working with Couples | Mar 2009

  • Tools of the Trade: Working with Children & Adolescents | May 2009

  • Responding Effectively to Domestic Violence | May 2009

  • Upgrade to MS Office 2007 | Mar 2008

  • Working with Families | Oct 2007

  • Tikanga Māori for Beginners | Aug 2007

  • Reflecting Practice | Jun 2007

  • Bi-Cultural Training) | Apr 2007

  • Domestic Violence Training | Nov 2006

  • Domestic Violence Introduction Training | Apr 2006

  • Mediation Training | Feb 2006

  • Ethics Workshop | Aug 2005

  • Cultural Awareness Training | Jun 2005

  • Diploma & Counselling & Family Therapy | 1999-2005

  • Applied Grief Studies Certificate | 2005

  • Lotus Notes 5.5 – Administering Domino Server Infrastructure | Mar 2001

  • Lotus Notes 5.5 – Administering Users | Nov 2000

  • Interpersonal Communication Skills | Jul 1999

  • Administering NT 4.0 Server | Jan 1999

  • Troubleshooting, Upgrading & Maintaining PCs | Jul 1998

  • Powerful Presentations with PowerPoint | May 1997

  • Train the Computer Trainer | Aug 1996

  • Dealing Successfully with Difficult People | Mar 1996

  • Developing the Professional Secretary | Apr 1992

  • Sixth Form Certificate in English, Typewriting, Accounting, Biology, Mathematics

  • School Certificate in Accounting, English, History, Mathematics, Science, Typing

Diploma in Counselling & Family Therapy (1999-2005)

  • Anger and our Clients

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Assessment with Families

  • Attachment Issues - Introduction

  • Attachment Issues - Stage 2

  • Boundary Issues: Where You End and I Begin

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

  • Communicate with Confidence

  • Counselling & Family Therapy Core Programme: Integrative Practicum

  • Counselling Across Cultures

  • Counselling Couples Part 1

  • Counselling Couples Part 2

  • Creative Therapies – An Introduction

  • Ethical Practice

  • Family Systems Practicum

  • Find the Winner Within You

  • Gender and Power Issues

  • Gestalt Therapy: An Introduction

  • Grief Counselling

  • Group Dynamics

  • Human Development: Adulthood

  • Human Development: Early Childhood

  • Human Development: Middle Childhood & Adolescence

  • Legal Issues for Counsellors

  • Maintain Health & Vitality: Self Care Under Stress

  • Making Ethical Decisions

  • Narrative Therapy – An Introduction

  • Neglect, Abuse and Trauma Part 1

  • Neglect, Abuse and Trauma Part 2

  • Person-Centred Counselling Skills

  • Relating Across Cultures

  • Resolve Conflict Creatively

  • Self Development

  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Issues

  • Single Parent and Step Family Clients

  • Suicidal Clients – When the Client Signals Suicide

  • Transactional Analysis

  • Transactional Analysis TA in Action

  • Transference and Counter Transference

  • Treaty of Waitangi: Issues of Justice and Change

  • Values & Spirituality: An Exploration

  • Working with Families - Introduction

  • Working with Maori Clients

  • You, the Counsellor: The Therapeutic Instrument

Applied Grief Studies Certificate (2005)

  • Building a Good Foundation

  • Children’s and Adolescent’s Experience of Loss and Grief

  • Grief and Dying

  • Grief Resulting from Loss Involving Trauma

  • Grief Resulting from Progressive Loss

  • Grieving and Spirituality

  • Men’s Experience and Women’s Experience of Loss and Grief

  • Pulling it All Together