Ms Samantha Spafford
BSc (Psychology), PGDIP (Psych), PGDIP CBT, MSc (Psych), Assoc. MAPSI offer a warm, empathic approach; utilising evidence based practice to help clients overcome a range of difficulties. Specialising with: -depression (low mood) -anxiety/ stress -relationship difficulties -grief -phobias -eating, food and weight concerns -alcohol and substance misuse. -trauma My passion however is working with clients in the field of positive psychology.. This approach is for everyone but particularly for clients wishing to Thrive! in the areas of work, interpersonal, sports, and play. With this approach we focus on your strengths and levaraging from these to enhance wellbeing and happiness. This often includes clarifying values, supporting you to set and achieve goals, techniques to improve motivation, improve communication, develop self- confidence, assertiveness and update unhelpful habits. I am a Registered Psychologist with the New Zealand and Australian Psychology Boards.