Facilitators

 

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Ruth Jillings Ph.D - Clinical Supervisor
Ruth Jillings oversees the clinical practice of all Raeburn House facilitators:
 
I am a Registered Psychologist and I have been involved with Raeburn House for nearly 20 years since I ran stress workshops for the House while completing my Ph.D. I have now been Clinical Supervisor for about 10 years and I love working with the facilitators and being part of making the Raeburn House groups the best they can be. I also run a small private practice in Takapuna helping people with stress, coping, resilience and assisting with mental health challenges. I am a "Shore girl" with older children and my greatest pleasures aside from my family and friends are reading and playing sport especially playing or coaching basketball.
 

 

Nicola Duncan

Nicola Duncan
I am a registered counsellor with NZAC and have a B.A (Hons) in Education and a Post-graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as a certificate in Supervision. Whilst I employ a number of modalities in my counselling practice, I find CBT to be particularly helpful for those experiencing depression, anxiety or low self-esteem. I have over 20 years experience working in the not-for-profit sector in a therapeutic capacity and as well as facilitating groups at Raeburn House I have a small private practice in Browns Bay and Milford.

 

 

 

Karen Venter
Karen Venter

I am a registered clinical psychologist (MA Clin.Psych, MSocSci, HED – School Guidance Counsellor) and I draw on a broad range of skills to find the “best fit” for my client’s needs. MyI have extensive experience working over a range of modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Depth Therapy, Jungian Psychology (Personality), Strengths Based Models, Stress Management, Careers Counselling, Mindfulness, and Compassion Focussed Therapy. In addition to running groups at Raeburn House, I have a small private practise in Totaravale and Milford.

 

 

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Julie Walker

I am a registered Counsellor and I hold a BHSc in Psychology (First Class Hons), with a Post Grad Dip in Counselling. My key areas of therapeutic interest lie with those experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, or loss, and I have a particular interest in the helpfulness of group work for these concerns. The modalities I use for therapy are varied, and include CBT, narrative therapy, person-centred therapy, mindfulness, ACT and DBT. I believe very much that it is also the relationship that heals, and I offer an authentic, warm, and empathetic flavour to my work – I myself have journeyed through some real life challenges and this has added a greater depth to my work as a counsellor. I have a low cost private practice here at Raeburn House in Northcote and welcome your inquiry.

 

 

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Limor Fybish
I am a qualified and experienced art therapist and I hold a BA degree in social science, majoring in psychology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy, and a Graduate Diploma in Health Science from AUT. Currently, I am completing my Masters Degree in Psychotherapy, while I continue to work with private clients in Northcote and East Auckland, or with groups through Raeburn House.
My areas of speciality are: fear and anxiety, trauma and loss, abuse, relationship issues, parental divorce, and difficulties relating to learning disabilities.

 

 

 

Sonia Lopez

Sonia Lopez
I am a qualified Narrative and Collaborative therapist and hold a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and am originally from Columbia, South America, where I worked.
I am committed to the empowerment of individuals, families, and couples and I do this by bringing forth the client's knowledge, skills and capacities as tools that can be used to invite transformation. In Columbia, my country of origin, I worked as an early childhood teacher. I now live permanently in New Zealand and enjoy spending time with my kiwi partner, my two young adult daughters, and my 7-year-old grandson. In my professional life as a counsellor and group facilitator, I have a passion for listening to the stories, concerns and successes of others and I believe that collaboration is key in the healing journey. Together we can explore possibilities to bring about change. I have a small private practise in the Waitakere region and also at Milford.

 

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Jean McElhaney

Jean is licensed (USA) as a professional counsellor, clinical social worker and certified as a Nonviolent Communication trainer, with additional experience in trauma work and psychosynthesis. In 1994 she took her first mindfulness meditation course and is happy to support others in discovering its benefits. She enjoys the power of groups to help people change patterns of anxiety, depression, and anger. 

 

  

 

 

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Sophie Buxton

Sophie is a highly qualified and registered music therapist (BMus, MMTher, RMT) who is passionate about the benefits of music therapy. Sophie has extensive experience working with adults and children. Sophie is delighted to now offer the programme in Northcote to individuals in recovery from Mental Health concerns.

 

 

 

 

Carol Ryan (RBA Facilitator)

 

 

Sally Clarkson (RBA Facilitator)

 

 

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