Ainslie McDowall

Ainslie-McDowallRegistered psychotherapist (PB309), MNZAP, Advanced Clinical Practice, PG Cert H Sc. (psychotherapy), ACC registered

I have had twenty seven years experience as a psychotherapist and counsellor. I began my training at Arahura when it first opened. I work with women, men and adolescents, from all walks of life, and offer a warm, safe, and non judgemental environment. I work with people experiencing grief, loss, depression, anxiety, and other life traumas. Over the years I have become especially interested in working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, as they make sense of their past, and the impact of that on their current life. I am registered with ACC who funds this work. Alongside this one to one therapy I enjoy teaching, and also supervision, with a particular commitment to beginning counsellors.

My early training was as a primary, and preschool teacher, and I have remained committed to children and issues of parenting. I have two adult children, and two grandchildren. Out of work I play tennis, sew, and look after a large garden.

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