I offer Spiritual Direction online as well as in person
Trained and offers supervision
Presently accepting clients
Abuse survivors, Chaplaincy, Creativity and Spirituality, Grief and Loss, Interfaith, Men's spirituality, Social Justice, The Environment, Wellness, Women's spirituality
Charismatic, Contemplative, Leads Retreats, Offers a retreat place, Welcomes LGBTI+
My Past: Maori spirituality – christian pentecostalism – Elim – AOG – Baptist – all these are my experiences, some great, some spiritually abusive, which have taught me a great deal.
I can truly say I am thankful for the negative experiences because God has been so faithful in revealing truth about these situations. I can also recognise where I might have been unhelpful, spiritually abusive also in my ignorance and immaturity of faith.
Now: contemplative and creative, living in intentional community and loving the land, growing most of my own vegies, we grow our own fruit and work the land. I love art, painting and music, using voice and solitude and silence as my way of being religious.
Approach to spiritual direction
Kia Ora tatou, I offer SD, Supervision, Debriefing, retreats and Counselling at Peacemakers Retreat Centre https://peacemakersretreat.org.nz/ in Helensville West of Auckland, Tamaki Makaurau.
My approach is person centered, creative, exploratory and open to all things, all peoples, all journeys. I have a beautiful room to work in, horses to play with, to see your journey transformed by their presence. I use drawing, play, humour, symbol and dreams. If I know little about what you want to use, I will learn with you, you are my teacher in understanding God’s leading in your life.
I work with spiritual formation, living in wonder at how different we are, yet can draw on things like the enneagram, mbti to grow and mature. I work with spiritual abuse and parents of trans teens. This is a new learning, and it is a privilege to work alongside these people as they grow to understand God in all life’s journeying.
In 2021 I completed a Master of Professional Practice, culminating in making a short film, here it is here for you to watch. It is a tribute to SD’s and the art of Spiritual direction. Watch it here Let me know what you experience and think and share to those who would enjoy.