"My committment to you is to help you and your family achieve vibrant health and wellbeing through personalised care, utilising gentle and effective treatment approaches."
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
NZCS Medical Science
Dip. CranioSacral Therapy
SE Trauma Institute: Advanced Level
Qualified Lifeline Counsellor
Cert. Early Developmental Trauma
Cert. Trauma Through a Child's Eyes
Post grad. Dip Business Studies
It's a privilege and a joy to help clients resolve their health concerns and see them go on to live fuller, healthier lives.
With over 20 years experience in healthcare, including a background in Medical Science, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Trauma Therapy, my specialty area is providing wellbeing sessions to help with both physical and emotional concerns.
Particular areas of experience include: stress and anxiety relief, trauma resolution, and injury/illness support. The treatment approaches I use are safe, gentle, deeply resourcing and effective.
Do you have a health issue that you want to resolve? Be it physical or emotional, I welcome the opportunity to help you - please feel free to contact me to chat more, or to book an appointment.
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
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Trained in Biodynamic Cranio Sacral Therapy and a range of
body-centred somatic therapies
Post grad training in Cranial Sacral Therapy
Training supervisor for Cranio Sacral Therapy students in Auckland
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)
Trained as an accredited Lifeline Counsellor
Post graduate training: Early Developmental Trauma with Myrna Martin
Post graduate training: Childhood Trauma with Psychotherapist Maggie Kline
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