Are you tired of spending time in therapy analysing your problems but find you're not able to change them? Do you have lots of "insight" that doesn't seem to help you actually get a handle on your behaviour? PSI enables you to re-embody yourself, identify and establish personal boundaries, match the right “feed to the right need”, and frees up energy entangled in eating compulsions, and relationship struggles. The following clinicians have been fully trained to use PSI (PsychoSomatic Integration). To find a PSI practitioner, see below
Manager, Phoenix House Counselling and Psychotherapy, Henderson, West Auckland
Qualifications: Dip Counselling MNZCCA
Ali has over 15 years experience as a counsellor and art therapist. She works with a culturally and socio-economically diverse range of individual adults and couples who present with relationship issues, abuse and trauma histories, problems with depression, anxiety, anger and grief, and spiritual concerns. She blends interactive drawing and art therapy with PSI, creating a very effective therapy process.
Charlotte also helped to found NZCCA She works with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, family issues, eating disorders and addiction. She has a special interest in early childhood deficits and abuse and how they impact on adult life. Her work is client centred, incorporating PSI within a spiritual perspective.
WHAT IS PSI?
PSI (PsychoSomatic Integration) is an overall evidence-based treatment approach for working with complex trauma and dissociation, that addresses the root causes of trauma-based presentations and fragmentation, and so results in long term recovery. Highly effective psychological and somatic techniques are woven into a carefully staged treatment approach, which systemically integrates significant relationships into the treatment process. PSI seeks to heal early experiences of abandonment, neglect, trauma, and attachment loss, that otherwise tend to play out repetitively and cyclically throughout the lifespan in relationship struggles. It is unique in that it approaches the body first (bottom-up processing) but also works to reinstate systems of meaning.
Design and offer introductory workshops, presentations and keynotes on understanding the impact that complex trauma and dissociation and the resultant related symptoms (e.g. drug and alcohol abuse, chaotic lifestyle and relationships, eating disorders, self-harm and risky behaviour, suicidality, amnesia, post traumatic and dissociative disorders, etc.) have on their clients and patients.
Family Therapist, Arts Therapist, Counsellor, Youthline House, Grey Lynn MNZAC - NZAFT - CTAA (chair) ACC approved
Qualifications: PGDip.HSci, Cert PSI, Cert. Family Therapy, Cert.Sandplay Therapy, BA Communications
Agnès is an experienced Counsellor, Family Therapist and Arts Therapist. She specialises in relationship, anxiety, grief, depression and trauma issues,working with children, youth, adults and families. A warm and intuitive person, she addresses issues holistically, respecting individual needs and pace, using Mindfulness, PsychoSomatic Integration, Expressive Arts and Sandplay. She is a published author and has participated in group art exhibitions. Fluent in French; EAP & OCP contractor; Facilitator, The Parenting Place.. www.expressiveartstherapy.co.nz
Over the last 10 years Amber has had broad experience in clinical leadership and management in youth development, mental health and transitions. She specialises in working with issues of: trauma, anxiety, depression, and people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. She is a skilled and experienced group facilitator and trainer and works with both adolescents and adults.
Judy has been providing training, and supervision for mental health clinicians for the past 30 years. She has a PhD. with a specialism in Trauma Psychology and two Masters degrees, Counselling and Marriage and Family Therapy. In her Auckland New Zealand and online supervision and consulting practice, she specialises in training therapists to work with abuse survivors and with people with eating problems. She is a NZ Registered Psychologist #90-03237, a Certified EMDR Provider of Continuing Education, and a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #MFC32570 (currently on inactive status in the U.S.).Post graduate studies included EMDR from Francine Shapiro (founder of EMDR), Feminist Relational Therapy for Eating Problems with Susie Orbach (author of Fat is a Feminist Issue and Hunger Strike) and others at the Women's Therapy Centre Institute in New York City; and Somatic therapy from Pat Ogden (founder of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy). Publications include a chapter in the book EMDR Solutions II on integrating EMDR, Somatic and Ego State Therapy approaches in the healing eating problems, and an article on Compulsive Eating and Dissociation in the International Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. She developed and teaches PSI (PsychoSomatic Integration) which is an integration of the above approaches. For more information see her CV
Judy Lightstone PhD, MA, MS, New Zealand Registered Psychologist
Founder & Director Auckland PSI Institute Not taking new clients