Louise has been working in the care professions for approximately 20 years and is the Director of Waves of Change Counselling and Neuropsychotherapy in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Louise holds a Bachelor of Counselling and completed the Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner Training in Brisbane in 2017, which Louise subsequently had an essay published in. Louise has a varied history of working in both counselling and social work fields in Aotearoa (New Zealand), Australia and South Africa.
Louise is passionate about working with children, young people and their families who have experienced complex trauma, sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, bullying, anxiety, depression, grief & loss and self-esteem issues. Louise has a gentle, respectful client-centred approach, which holds people’s dignity and wellbeing at the forefront of the interventions, whilst advocating strongly against social justice issues that are present in the world of her clients.
Louise works from a pluralistic approach and enjoys using Narrative Therapy, Interactive Drawing Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy whilst using the basis of Neuropsychotherapy in all interventions.
Louise has also volunteered working with street children in Africa and projects in New Zealand.
Louise is a Certified Member of the IAAN, NZAC (New Zealand Association of Counsellors) and ANZASW (Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers) and is also a Certified Essential Oils Specialist with DoTERRA.