Counsellor and Specialist in the Arena of Sexual Health
Sexual Health Counsellor
Lyndon has worked as a counsellor in the area of sexual health for the last 10 years, initially at New Zealand’s AIDS foundation and more recently Auckland Sexual Health Services. During this time He has gained experience in working with a range of issues including (but not limited to):
- Anxiety/depression resulting from STI diagnosis
- Sexual function issues for men
- Pain in sex for women
- Sexuality, gender and transition issues
- Living with HIV, and
- High risk sexual behaviours.
When it comes to change Lyndon’s philosophy is about offering support in gaining practical skills and strategies that enable a response to a situation that is intentional, rather than getting stuck in repeating patterns that are not working. He believes that the way to navigate life’s challenges is by learning to observe with mindfulness, and reflect with purpose, and so create new ways of being in the world.
Change does not happen to someone, it is initiated and maintained by the individual and the supports that surround them.
We all face struggles at different times in our lives and this is part of our human experience. However sometimes we feel powerless and unable to move forward to reclaim a sense of happiness, balance, and well-being in life and in our relationships with others. Old familiar ways of coping may not always work and they can block the path for true enjoyment and expression of feeling. We are all different and our deeper issues are often too private and personal to share with others and this is when taking the step of seeking professional help may become necessary. My focus is to offer support in gaining practical skills and strategies that enable a response that is intentional rather than repeating patterns that are not working. I provide a counselling space that is confidential, non-judgemental, and always safe.
- Counselling can be about a specific issue or a more general feeling. Sometimes the real source of our pain is not in our immediate awareness and becomes visible as we explore our deeper thoughts and feelings.
- Counselling can be about creating change in your life or perhaps learning to accept something that is unchangeable.
- Counselling can be about creating or re-discovering meaning in life, to foster change that will endure.
- My work is informed by Person-Centered Theory, Cognitive-Behavioural Theory (CBT), Existential Theory, and Mindfulness practice.