Potato Sprout Counselling
(she/her) I am grateful to live in the heart of the beautiful Taranaki region, under Taranaki Maunga. When I’m not counselling, I can often be found with my hands in the soil, baking treats, or spending time with my pets. Over the last few years I’ve worked in a vast array of health, community, and educational settings, and through these experiences I have enjoyed supporting a diverse range of people. Over this time I have developed special interests in sexual harm, healthy sexuality, faith/spirituality and trauma.
Hi, I am Jesscynta!
Nau mai, haere mai! I understand the anxiety that can come with beginning therapy and my hope is to provide you with a safe, caring, and non-judgmental experience. I believe that like plants we all have similar but unique conditions to grow and flourish, and I hope to support you in exploring what these conditions are for you to create an environment that nurtures your wellbeing and growth.
I have a gentle and relational approach, grounded in humanistic theory that honours you as the expert in your own life. I believe in the power of a warm listening ear and working together to explore what modalities may best serve your unique needs. Here I can draw upon narrative therapy, creative-expressive therapies, polyvagal theory, strengths-based therapy, mindfulness, and tikanga-based modalities.
New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) – Provisional Member
Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Counselling AUT-2020
Supporting Transgender People (Gender Minorities Aotearoa) -2023
Working with Trauma: Tikanga-based Models -2023
Creative Toolbox for Working With Children and Young People -2022
ACC (ISSC) Registered