Jan Winch McCarty

Qualifications: Registered as a Member with New Zealand Association of Counsellors • Post Graduate Certificate in Psychoanalytic...

Jan Winch McCarty

My aim is to facilitate a safe and confidential process that will empower a person to access inner strengths and resources in order to make meaningful life changes.

I have 30 years experience in private practice where I see mainly adult individuals and couples who bring a wide range of issues and difficulties. My early background of training and then working in both hospital and community mental health settings was followed by training in counselling and psychotherapy. Both short term and longer term counselling is offered using a psychodynamic approach looking at how early life experience affects later behaviour and relationships.

I specialize in treating adults who have experienced early childhood trauma or recent trauma.I am registered with ACC as a treatment provider for the trauma of sexual abuse.

For over 25 years I have worked with employee assistance programmes, helping people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds with regard to both their work and personal life. I have lived in New Zealand since I was a child so have a strong connection to this country. I have also travelled and lived overseas as an adult. These experiences help my understanding of what it is like to live and adapt to a new culture and environment, Working voluntarily for a year helping older adults learn English conversation was rewarding in seeing their integration into our community.

Specialisms arising from training and experience

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression
  • Abuse and trauma
  • Adoption
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship challenges
  • Self Worth and and Personal Values
  • Cultural issues for people adjusting to living/working in New Zealand
  • Work place issues
  • Online and telephone counselling

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered as a Member with New Zealand Association of Counsellors
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy AUT
  • Internship in Counselling and Psychotherapy PSS [Northern]
  • Advanced Diploma in Nursing [Psycho-Social]
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Professional Memberships

  • Registered as a Member with New Zealand Association of Counsellors
  • Registered Counsellor with ACC

Contact

All communication is treated as confidential. Please call or text my mobile, or send an email message.

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