Zoe Lopes, BSc Hons Psychology, Dip Transpersonal Counselling
Zoe has worked in the mental health sector for several years – as a counsellor at Lincoln University’s Student Health & Support centre; brief intervention counselling (BIC) through Pegasus Health in Canterbury; ACC sensitive claim counselling and private practice clients. As such, she has experience with a wide variety of clients from various backgrounds, cultures and ages. She is skilled in working with depression, anxiety, grief, sexual abuse, adjustment issues, confidence, communication skills and life transitions. Her training in both psychology and transpersonal counselling has led her to utilise an integrative approach to working with clients, offering different modalities to fit the client needs and preferences. These can include cognitive therapy, solution focused, client centred, narrative and mindfulness modalities. She also trained alongside art therapists and has been trained to use some of these techniques with clients (which she thoroughly enjoys)!
Zoe believes in building a strong therapeutic relationship so clients can develop trust and a sense of safety. She supports and empowers clients to develop a strong sense of self. She is empathic in her work with clients but also brings a sense of humour.
Zoe is ACC registered, to assist clients to work through sexual abuse and trauma.