Peta grew up in the wild Somerset countryside and came to Aotearoa in 1970 with her Kiwi partner. Becoming a student at Massey University opened her up to a whole new world through studying sociology, anthropology and psychology. She was active in the women’s movement and the nuclear free and independent Pacific movement of the 1970’s and still has a passion for working with women and social justice. Through her early involvement with Maori, Peta discovered her own indigenous earth-based spirituality and has a love of both women’s and Celtic spirituality.
Peta is now an educator with a background in psychotherapy and whole person healthcare. For many years she has facilitated groups, offered workshops on personal growth and professional development and trainings in body psychotherapy, mentoring and supervision in a variety of organisational settings. She has long been a tutor at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies, and more recently with Ako Aotearoa and the NZ Coaching and Mentoring Centre.
Reflective practice for individuals and groups.
My background is in sociology, integrative and body-focussed psychotherapy, mentoring and supervision, training and group facilitation.
I offer mentoring and supervision (reflective practice) for individuals and groups. I have been in private practice for over 35 years.
Over the years I have developed methods for peer group and one-on-one mentoring or supervision, training groups to use these methods as an effective and practical professional development and support tool.
I am skilled at developing a cooperative, inclusive environment, listening to elicit the underlying issues, and facilitating holistic solutions, insights or learning that come from the individual or whole group.