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Roimata Young


Roimata Young Therapy and Supervision

Auckland, New Zealand

Kia ora! I am Roimata Young. My whanau come from the Hokianga in the Far North, but I grew up near Coromandel, in a little town right by the beach. I now live in West Auckland where I have been for most of my adult life, except for time spent on my OE. When I was in my early 20s I decided I wanted to go on an adventure in Europe, and find my Irish whakapapa. While I was over there working in a hospice, and through that work I had a realisation around how important it is to take the time to just sit with someone and really listen. That realisation eventually led me to return home and study to become a counsellor.

Hi, I am Roimata!

You deserve to live a happy existence, and to reach your dreams and aspirations. Waking up in the morning and feeling the heavy burden of the issue, can be tough. It is an extra thing that you have to deal with on top of everything else. It could be something which is invisible to those around you, and it might be hard for them to understand what you are going through. This can lead to feelings of loss, hopelessness, anger, shame and confusion. Sharing and feeling heard in the right space is important. It allows the heaviness of the issue to be shifted – taken off you and put to the side (maybe onto a shelf or in a little cart) where it can be looked at from a different place. Over time, this space allows for you to start to tell your story in a way which is empowering of you.
I draw on a range of different approaches, including; Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping), narrative therapy, multi-systemic family therapy, strengths-based, solutions-focussed and te Whare Tapa Whā. Most importantly, I create therapeutic relationships which are supportive, respectful, and embracing of diversity. Overtime I have become more interested in the mind-body connection, and aware of the importance of this when it comes to helping bring about change. This led me to train in EFT Tapping, as I find this way of working quite easy to incorporate into therapy sessions. EFT Tapping helps to regulate the nervous system, supporting it to shift from the sympathetic to the parasympathetic nervous system. This allows other systems within the body to function as they should. EFT can provide relief, promote healing, reduce stress, and can uncover and clear away issues getting in the way of living life how you want to live it. Incorporating EFT into sessions involves guided self-tapping on acupuncture points around your face upper body and hands, while talking about the issue or concern you would like to work through. EFT Tapping is easy to do and we will go at a pace which is right for you. It will also provide you with a practical tool which you will be able to use yourself whenever you are feeling stressed.
New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) – Full Member, Addiction Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa New Zealand (DAPAANZ) – Registered Practitioner
Bachelors of Health Science in Applied Mental Health – 2012
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling – 2013
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision – 2021
EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) Level 1
EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) Level 2
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