Corina has worked in the ﬁeld of Mental Health as a clinical psychologist over the last 25 years, including 17 years in the CDHB and 8 years in private practice. She has worked in the Alcohol and Drug area for 8 years in total, including her training, and the Child, Adolescent and Family Service for 13 years.
She enjoys the process of working with people and collaborating with them as they change their lives, as well as being part of a team which works towards improving and sustaining peoplesʼ health and well-being.
Corina is currently undertaking a 3 year course in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) and tends to use these techniquees with the majority of her clients. Please note this work will often involve videoing of sessions (with permission). She also uses Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which focuses on changes in dysfunctional cognitions which inﬂuence emotions and behaviour; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which emphasizes committing to living in line with oneʼs values and not being caught up in short-term strategies which can have adverse outcomes; and Schema Therapy, which looks at how maladaptive patterns create problems and how to change them.
The wait time for a first appointment with Corina is usually 2-3 weeks, but there is a cancellation list, if people are able to attend at relatively short notice (1-2 days).