Jennifer has worked in the fields of Addiction and Counselling for the past 23 years. She often works with people, who for reasons of ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation have the experience of being different or ‘other’, within their local community or culture. Jennifer is committed to helping clients create healthy relationships within personal and community contexts. She offers the unique experience of being a migrant herself, so is able to offer therapy that addresses adjustment issues, grief and loss.
Jennifer consciously employs a LGBTI friendly practice. She works with family therapy approaches that recognise and promote community connections.
Jennifer uses a range of counselling approaches which include client-centered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). She also uses couple therapy approaches like Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Method that support couples in their journey to a healthy and functional relationship.
Since 2001 Jennifer has worked as a Clinical Supervisor, Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, Methadone Case Manager, and Residential Support Worker in New Zealand. Prior to that, Jennifer practised as a Counselling Psychologist providing Student Guidance Counselling for 4 years in Mumbai and also a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Applied Psychology University of Mumbai, India.
Jennifer also provides clinical and cultural supervision to counsellors and health professionals.
She has the following qualifications:
- Masters of Arts (Psychology)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Guidance
- Bachelors of Arts (Psychology)
- National Certificate in Mental Health