Somatic Mind-Body Therapy
for nervous system resilience in challenging times
Avril brings experience and talent to her work and marries sound academic knowledge with an uncanny intuition and sincere care for others.
I have recommended her to many friends and will continue to do so as I believe her work is absolutely remarkable and most importantly incredibly effective.
Business owner, Mother of two
"My committment to you is to help you to achieve mind-body resilience and wellbeing through personalised care, utilising gentle and effective treatment approaches"
It's a privilege and a joy to help clients resolve their health and wellbeing concerns and see them go on to live fuller, healthier lives.
With over 20 years experience in healthcare, including a background in Medical Science and Healthcare Management - combined with Somatic Experiencing Therapy & Trauma Therapy training and experience, my specialty area is working with stress and trauma-related conditions.
Are you currently feeling stressed or overwhelmed by things? Have you experienced trauma? Whether it's affecting you physically, mentally and/or emotionally, I welcome the opportunity to help you - please feel free to contact me to chat more, or to book an appointment.
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Qualified Lifeline Counsellor
Cert. Early Developmental Trauma
Cert. Trauma Through a Child's Eyes
Dip. CranioSacral Therapy
NZCS Medical Science
Post grad. Dip Business Studies
Background & Experience
Trained in and studied Medical Science (Medical Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Biochemistry, Bacteriology, Haematology)
Worked for 4 years at Auckland DHB's National Women’s Health
Held Senior Management roles with various Healthcare providers
Completed 3 year professional Trauma Training to Advanced level with the International Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute - founded by Dr Peter Levine PhD, US trauma researcher and world-leading Practitioner of trauma healing and recovery
Developmental and Relational Trauma Therapy training with The NeuroAffective Touch® Institute founded by Dr Aline LaPierre, USA
Post graduate training: Early Developmental Trauma with Myrna Martin (Canada)
Post graduate training: Childhood Trauma with Psychotherapist Maggie Kline (USA)
Trained as an accredited Lifeline Counsellor
Trained in a range of somatic therapies, including:
Biodynamic Cranio Sacral Therapy
Clinic training supervisor for Cranio Sacral Therapy students (Ak)
Equine Cranial Sacral Therapist at the New Zealand Riding for the Disabled (a charity offering horse riding for children with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges)
Completed 1-year Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy Hakomi training
Trained in Ecotherapy clinicial practices with the Earthbody Institute (USA)
Completed 2-year nature-based experiential training (NZ)