About me...

"People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset I don't find myself saying, 'soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner...' I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds." - Carl Rogers

Helen Huston, MNZAC Therapist

"Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded." - Jess Lair

​My view of children...

I see children as -

  • Bundles of joy awaiting their very own, beautiful, bountiful, wondrous unfolding towards their unique, life-giving potential

  • Being delightfully in tune with their wiring/their need to be embedded in safe, loving respectful relationships for this delicate unfolding to occur

  • Being instinctively driven to ensure they receive this love and security, in the best way that they can.  
     

I view a child's behaviour as -

  • Their way of trying to communicate a need for love and security (or maybe food and sleep!!) and not them “behaving badly.”

  • I see children as teachers that can show us how to love.

 

My view of teenagers...

I see teenagers as experiencing -  

  • A time of noticing, working out, exploring and often struggling with their unique unfolding

  • A time of grappling with ideas, beliefs and values 

  • A time of feeling vulnerable as they emerge as their own person

  • A time of temptation to soothe the discomfort of this process and become 'like others' rather than unique in themselves

  • A time of much needed space and nurture, of courage and understanding to step out with solidity in all their uniqueness.

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My view of the role of parents...

I see parents as - 

  • Being uniquely positioned to being able to meet their children's needs

  • Having the greatest opportunity to allow this beautiful, unique unfolding to occur.

  • Remarkable facilitators of mental well being, emotional health and resilience

  • Potentially having the hardest and most rewarding job that life can offer

  • The best source of protection of the development of their child's self esteem.

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My role as a consultant to parents...

I see my role as a parenting consultant as -

  • Empowering you to facilitate this healthy growth and development in your child

  • To equip you to bring your child to a place of rest where they don't have to call out for their needs through behaviours that might push you away

  • To enable you to enjoy a rewarding, life giving, loving relationship with your child and delight in the beauty of their uniqueness.

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My role as a therapist...

I am driven by -

  • The power that healthy, loving relationships hold in enabling one's natural drive toward maturity and emotional development, wholeness and well-being. This is at the heart of all my practice, and is foundational to what I believe is the key to raising resilient, content children and enjoying harmonious relationships. 
     

I see my role as therapist therefore as providing a nurturing safe space-  

  • Where your young person can explore, express and reunite with their life-giving, ample, unfolding potential.

  • Where they can work through difficulties that might be hindering this healthy development and which might be temporarily leading them to lose sight of their own life-giving source and potential, their inner wealth of wisdom and capability, their giftedness and purpose, and their wondrous design.

 
 
 
 
 

"​The fact is that people are good. Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behaviour." - Abraham Maslow

Helen Huston Therapy, Whangaparaoa, 021 422 045

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