Rainbow Psychology and Therapy Services
Therapy and psychological services for individuals, couples, relationships and professionals
Are you experiencing problems related to your emotional health, relationships or perhaps a major life change? Maybe you live rurally or for some reason it is hard to find a therapist or psychologist in your area.
I am a New Zealand registered Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with a range of mental health and addiction issues as well as with trauma survivors. I work with people who identify as heterosexual and with LGBTQA and have a passion for gender issues, sexuality and alternative relationship structures such as polyamory, open relationships and other forms of ethical non-monogamy.
I also have an emerging interest in the diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD and in working with transgender people embarking on Gender Affirming Care.
I work with individuals, couples and other relationship structures, providing online therapy. I am also available for consultation and supervision with health professionals
What To Expect
In order to find out if we are a good match for each other and with online work, I offer a free one-off online 20-30 minute appointment via Zoom. I will ask you about yourself, your situation and what you need. This is also an opportunity for you to find out about me and how I work so that we can decide if we are going to work together.
Here is a video clip with some background about me and more information about how I work
Helpful Information and Resources
At the Tip of Your Fingers
Open Relationships/Polyamory/Consensual Non Monogamy, Resources
More Than Two is both a book and a website about Ethical Non Monogamy and Polyamory by Franklin Veaux.
Note: Franklin Veaux appears to be the subject of reports of abusive behaviour. I can't comment on this. You can make up your mind about reading the book or using the resources:
A communication guide for people in both monogamous and non monogamous relationships
Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and
Sustaining Open Relationship, 2008
by Tristian Taormino
The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventure
Love Lessons from open relationships,
Polyamory, Leon Feingold:
Polysecure. Jessica Fern:
An application of attachment theory and ideas to polyamorous relationships including practical help for building security in polyamorous relationships.
Negotiating Interactions with Metamours:
Jealousy and Compersion: https://youtu.be/bIojP4MnTwg
By Joli Hamilton
The Jealousy Workbook, exercises and insights for managing open relationships by Kathy Labriola
Desire, sexuality, infidelity, love and relationships
Esther Perel is a couple therapist and author.
The High Conflict Couple by Alan E Fruzetti.
The book provides insights and skills to help couples with conflicts, especially when high emotions are at the heart of problems in the relationship and simply learning 'better communication' isn't enough.
Research about sexuality and desire:
Dan Savage: Sex Advice and conversations about sexuality, monogamy, LGBT issues and relationships:
OMGYes, Female Sexual Pleasure:
Reclaiming Female Sexual Desire, Pam Costa:
Come as you are by, Emily Nagoski
Ethical and Feminist Pornography
Trauma, Grief and Self Compassion
The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, body and healing from trauma by Basil Van Der Kolk https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18693771-the-body-keeps-the-score
Self Compassion and Fierce Self Compassion by Kirsten Neff . She also has a website that includes self compassion resources https://self-compassion.org/
Somatic Experiencing Therapy: Sarah Baldwin. The Nervous System Explainedhttps://omny.fm/shows/mark-groves/sarah-baldwin
Distress Tolerance Skills: https://sunrisertc.com/distress-tolerance-skills/