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 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 LGBTQ and have a passion for gender issues, sexuality and alternative relationship structures such as polyamory, open relationships or other forms of ethical non-monogamy. I work with individuals, couples and more, 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 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
Desire, sexuality, infidelity, love and relationships
Esther Perel is a couple therapist and author.
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