Vicky is the Director of the LIFE COACHING COMPANY LTD (LifeCo) and its subsidiary LifeCo Books.
Vicky is a supplier and provider of psychological services for ACC, Oranga Tamariki and the NZ Defence Force. She has a passionate clinical and theoretical interest in complex trauma and transpersonal psychology. She received the regional NZ Psychological Society award for her thesis ‘Introducing a map for a therapeutic conversation: ‘Mindfulness beyond the narrative’. She is a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society, the Australian New Zealand Society for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (NZATSA), the New Zealand Association for Neuro-linguistic Programming (NZANLP), International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), Natural Health Practitioners New Zealand (NHPNZ), an associate member of the Christian Counselling Association (CCA) and is a long-standing Board member for Safe and Free who treat and provide education related to sexual abuse. Vicky maintains a clinical practice, focused primarily on the treatment of child, youth and adult trauma and continues to offer therapy to private clients with life issues.
A failed marriage and the death of two loved ones in a period of six months took Vicky through “The Dark Night of the Soul”. She hungered for doing things in a more holistic way and went to a number courses to clear her own issues (as well as reading every book on the power of the mind she could get her hands on). Vicky also began studying The Inner Peace Foundation’s Book “A Course in Miracles”.
This launched her study and research into the power of the mind and was the first step in a number of training’s designed specifically to deal with issues on a cellular and quantum level. Vicky has now been practising for over twenty-five years using these methods. What she thought was tragedy became her greatest strengths.Vicky states “I love this work. It takes courage to look at oneself but when one does the liberation is empowering and enlightening”.
Vicky’s other passions are painting, poetry and travel. She has travelled through The British Isles, Europe, Africa, America, Canada, Alaska, Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Asia, and India (x3). India keeps drawing Vicky back because of the time spent with masters in meditation and the great teachers that abide there. She has studied Vedic Hindu and Buddhist Philosophy, since age 14.
BA Psych, MA Psych (Hons), PGDip Psychological Practice
RN: Registered General & Obstetric Nurse, Registered Mental Health Nurse