About Me - Christopher Swane
I have worked professionally in the areas of physical and mental health since 1998 as a body therapist and support counsellor.
During 2006 I developed a UK based synergistic health company with allied health professionals, psychiatrists, social workers, counsellors and body therapists.
The aim of the organisation was to treat clients who were experiencing depression, eating disorders and anxiety with a holistic approach to mental and physical wellbeing.
After returning to Australia in 2008 I worked extensively with the “2010” New South Wales youth program. More recently I have worked with the Gay and Lesbian Counselling service and as a counsellor at Impotence Australia. My counselling at Impotence Australia has covered a broad range of sexual and mental health issues.
I currently undertake regular clinical supervision as required by New Zealand Association of Counsellors (N.Z.A.C), and my professional practice is guided by the N.Z.A.C. ethical standards.
Qualifications a Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy and a Bachelor of Applied Social Science in (Counselling/Psychotherapy), which underpins my therapeutic practice and academic theoretical knowledge.
I also hold a Certificate four in counselling.
As a therapist, I am solution focused and goal orientated.
I believe that taking responsibility for our choices and actions leads us to engage fully with life. During therapy I assist the client to empower themselves and take control of their life. I assist them to improve the relationship they have with themselves, which in turn leads to improved relationships with others.
Therapy is a very personal and individual experience, it is a journey of self-discovery, acceptance and growth. As a therapist I am there to help facilitate the process, but it is the client who chooses the direction and progress of the therapy.
I employ a variety of techniques to assist the client to understand their underlying condition not just the symptoms they may be experiencing.
The therapeutic tools I employ during a clinical session are; psychodynamic psychotherapy, narrative therapy, client centred therapy, solution focused therapy, short term anxiety provoking psychotherapy, existential therapy, and cognitive behaviour therapy. Using a broad range of therapeutic tools allows me to meet the different needs of a client during a psychotherapeutic session.
Therapy Room, Level 7, 2 Woodward Street, Wellington, 6011.
Memberships - Christopher SWane
- Provisional Member of NZAC (New Zealand Association of Counsellors) - 68103
- Australian Counselling Association (ACA) - 9867
- International Positive Psychologists Association (IPPA)
- Psychologist, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Counsellors (PCPC)
- Students of the International Psychologists Association (SIPPA)