As a specialist career coach and careers advisor I strive to provide the highest standard of excellence and professionalism. This is backed by years of experience in clinical practice and non-clinical work in a variety of fields including medical doctor, psychiatrist, government official, IT professional and careers consultant.
I initially started my career as a medical doctor in hospitals and clinics around NZ and Australia. I then spent a further 4 years working in psychiatry treating mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and psychosis with standard medical treatments as well as psychotherapy modalities including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy and transactional analysis.
At one stage, I spent a year employed as a government medical advisor at the Ministry of Health involved in the monitoring and regulation of the use of prescription medicines. At another time, I was involved with information systems administration at Victoria University.
I have published research in social psychology, conducted research in schizophrenia and in prevention of sudden infant death syndrome. I have also written and edited medical-related articles and continue to write on topics of careers, lifestyle and health.
At mid-life, I took a shift in career-direction to take some time out for professional studies in career development and moved my focus from working with ill people to assisting well people reach their full potential in career and life. Currently, I continue an interest in medicine and psychiatry but for purely lifestyle balance I now dedicate my time as a career counsellor and to family, writing and participating in regular charitable work.
Currently, I run Careerology, a career counselling clinic, in central Auckland. My clients range from school-leavers through to executives and professionals.
I am a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ), registered as a medical practitioner of good standing with the New Zealand Medical Council (NZMC) and a MBTI™ Certified Practitioner.
I was born and raised in New Zealand. I am 45 yrs old, married to another doctor and have 2 children. For more information see my careers advice website.
Grad Cert Career Development
MBTI® Certified Practitioner
Registered Medical Practitioner (MCNZ)
Career Development Association of NZ (CDANZ)
NZ Association of Positive Psychology (NZAPP)
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