Counselling, EMDR & Professional Supervision Palmerston North
Nici at Soul-Full Living Palmerston North is a qualified counsellor (MNZAC, MNZCCA), and has worked in agency settings for over 8 years, prior to her private practice. She has both a Diploma in Counselling from Laidlaw College and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Counselling & Guidance) w Merit from Massey University. She is studying towards qualifications in EMDR, NLP and PG Dip in Social Service Supervision.
Based in Palmerston North, Nici works holistically, and incorporates health and wellbeing approaches into her work. Sessions are typically 50 Minutes to an hour and $120 (funding may available depending on circumstances – please speak to me if funding is an issue). Sessions are subject to availability, and are by appointment.
Nici calls on a wide variety of modalities in her work including talk therapy, EMDR, mindfulness, body work, cognitive behavioural therapy, focusing, and explores life through the narratives we weave into life. She has also trained in career counselling and is able to support people in career decisions.
Nici is an ACC provider for sensitive claims with ARCS and Abuse Counselling Services. This work is fully funded. You can make contact direct with her or through the above agencies.
We have all experienced stress or trauma to some degree when we were vulnerable. This causes beliefs or feelings to become stuck in us, leaving us with low self-esteem and other symptoms or problems. EMDR Therapy, or Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, uses eye movements to help both hemispheres of the brain to “digest” distressing memories and allow them to be stored in a calmed form, properly relegated to the past in a true mind-body way. The natural inner health in your brain will spontaneously find a positive conclusion about yourself, giving you a stronger sense of yourself. 25 years of quality research has proven that this amazing, comprehensive therapy helps people resolve issues of many kinds more quickly than other therapies, and that the healing “sticks” even 15 months later. EMDR is endorsed by the World Health Organisation, The American Psychiatric Association, and the National Institute of Mental Health for its use in treating trauma.
Nici makes use of EMDR (a physiologically based therapy) where it is appropriate in her work, recognising its empirical standing as a treatment intervention across a broad range of issues, and in particular trauma and PTSD. She has special interests in using EMDR with sexual abuse trauma, birth trauma, and with emotional eating behaviours.
The goal of EMDR is life enhancement, along with the processing of traumatic memories, and reducing their impact in your life. EMDR is an approach that supports you to process memories – it is your body doing the work, the healing. The role of the therapist is to support and provide a safe environment to process these memories and events.
What people have said about the EMDR process:
“It brought surprising results – I had emotionally eaten for years – yo-yo-ing every year – and after EMDR I found new information that helped me with moving forward without the need to yo-yo diet in my life” R, 2016
“I have been back to the memory several times to see what is there – I am amazed each time that it (the pain) is simply not there” B, 2016
Nici also offers professional supervision for social service practitioners. She has been supervising practitioners for over 5 years, has been a full member of NZCCA for 5 years, and NZAC for 2 1/2 years, and has worked with social workers, counsellors, rehabilitation coaches, and psychologists. Her approach is at the transformative end of the spectrum, and she is passionate about the growth of competence and best practice through the relationship that is supervision and the self reflective development it offers to the work. She also brings her holistic frame to this work. Nici offers a half hour ‘meet and greet’ to those interested in supervision with her.