Rachel Hendron

 

Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist

Certified Focusing Trainer

 

Personal Statement

I work with individuals, couples and families in a trauma-informed, relational way online in Private Practice and as a consultant for a Family trauma NGO. I work with adults and adolescents and family members to help clients build better relationships with themselves and each other, using Nonviolent principles, Neuroscience and the felt sense. I am also interested in building up a community of people who relate through their felt sense as a way of being more connected to their own lives, families and the world we inhabit. I am interested in decolonisation, anti-racist training and being a good allies for BIPOC and LGBTQI+ folks.

Location(s):

Office 1: Online

Office 2: Auckland, New Zealand

Public Contact Details:

telephone: +64 27 216 0779

Languages: English

email: rachel@vibrantlife.nz

website: https://www.vibrantlife.nz


Professional Details:

Professional memberships with licensing or registering bodies:

  • Registered Provisional Member with NZAC New Zealand Association of Counsellors
  • Registered practitioner with Brainspotting International
  • Waka Oranga – Associate member of Māori Psychotherapy Practitioners
  • World Association for Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • M.Sc — Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Strathclyde, UK

Academic and training qualifications:

  • P. Grad Cert – Special Needs Education, University of Nottingham, UK
  • M.Sc — Education for Sustainability, University of London
  • Certified Brainspotting Therapist (Level 3), Brainspotting International
  • Focusing-Oriented Therapist and Trainer Training, The Focusing Institute, NYC
  • Level 1 & 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Working with Complex Trauma — Complex Trauma Therapist Network, UK

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Therapeutic services:

  • Individual psychotherapy/counselling
  • Individual Focusing sessions (guided Focusing, not ongoing therapy)
  • Couple/Relationship therapy
  • Focusing-Oriented Coaching
  • Online/Skype sessions
  • Telephone sessions

Areas of special interest or advanced training:

I work with people with trauma and disassociation.

I am interested in applying a systemic lens to individual problems and difficulties, this could be through family constellations or the lens of patriarchy, industrialisation, colonialisation and sepration from each other, the land and our histories. This area is of particular interest to me because by recognising it we can understand it’s effect on all of us and understanding our context allows us to relate to things as they are and begin dreaming and taking action steps towards the world we want.


 Training: 

  • I offer training groups to learn Focusing (open to the public)
  • I offer individual sessions for people to learn Focusing (open to the public)
  • I offer training in Focusing-oriented Therapy (for professionals)
  • Consultation and Supervision for psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors

Details of these and any other services:

I offer individual therapy and coaching to people and training and supervision to therapists. I am hosting an online group learning to focus for self care and to learn the skills of listening and holding space for each other on Tuesday evenings in a New Zealand/Australia friendly time-zone. I am working towards offering a two year Focusing training accredited by The Focusing Institute, this will be online.

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