Online Counsellor

Tanisha Rose Ripp, MA, AThR

professionLicensed Professional Counsellor

experience Years of Experience

locationNew Zealand

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About Tanisha Rose Ripp

Hello, welcome to my page,

You may have found your way here through a difficult time in your life and need support. You’ve come to the right place.

I offer short-term and long-term counselling, psychotherapy, art therapy and counselling online internationally through my online practice: The Global Therapy Room.

My approach is person-centered, integrative and holistic, this means I work with the mind, body, emotional, financial and spiritual parts of your life, using different perspectives that change to adapt to your needs. 

Get in touch  today to start one of the most meaningful internal journeys you'll ever have. 

 

Online Counselling

Online counselling consists of live video chat, video phone call and live messenger chat in ‘real time’ at our arranged appointment time, or counselling through email. 

Below are some commonly asked questions. For additional information, book in for a free consultation and more click here:

Q. What software do you use?

I most often use  Zoom. It’s both free and the safest software to use. Zoom offers IM, video and voice-only software with secure end-to-end encryption services for complete online privacy and confidentiality. Additionally, we can screen share, or add images to our video or voice call if you’d like to include some pre-made artwork or make art in the session.

Q. Can I also do art therapy online?

Yes, we will arrange how we can incorporate art therapy into your session.


Q. Who is online counselling for?

I usually work online with adult clients one-to-one. Counselling online has its additional benefits such as eliminating location restrictions, accessible for mobility issues and disabilities and eliminates travel time. 

Q. Who is online counselling not best suited for?

Due to licensing restrictions, I do not work with clients online from the U.S and Canada.

If you have been diagnosed with a Personality Disorder, extreme cases of suicidal ideation or a substance and/or alcohol addiction, online counselling may not be the most appropriate or effective method of therapy for you at this time. However, I will be an additional support alongside any face-to-face professional you are receiving as part of your recovery plan. 

 

Art Therapy

Art Therapy is similar to talking psychotherapy, except with the added benefits of using art materials to express, process and understand your emotions, issues and sense of self.  Clients do not need to make art in every session and do not need any experience with art making.

I adapt Art therapy to use during online counselling sessions also with clients.

Art therapy has shown to be very effective in treating many mental health and life issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and general anxiety disorders
  • Feeling Sad
  • Child-related issues
  • Panic disorders

Art therapy has also shown to work well with:

  • Trauma
  • Autism
  • Dementia
  • Relationship and family issues
  • Abuse
  • Loss and grief

It evokes mindfulness, healing, self-discovery, creativity, self-esteem building and processing or resolving past traumas such as abuse, abandonment and difficult relationships.

 

Working with ‘difference’

             "I just don’t feel like I belong..."

             "It's okay, you are welcome here."

As a registered member of the  Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATNwith a specialist interest in diversity, cross-cultural issues and psychosocial dynamics in modern society, I have a great deal of experience working with culturally & ethnically diverse individuals who are and feel ‘different’. This can be issues with:

  • Religious transitioning or practices
  • Inherited cultural and racial trauma
  • Inherited self-hate and shame
  • ''Minority'' insecurities
  • LGBTQAI issues

As an expat myself, and a location independent therapist, I also know the experience of migration and adjusting to cultures where your first language is not spoken, or your cultural practices are not accepted. Adapting to a new society can be painful, lonely and confusing for many but often not spoken about.

Through counselling support, we can find our way not just back to self, but to a new, evolved version of ourselves that can navigate cultural, racial and societal challenges.

 

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a  Master of Art Therapy Degree with Distinction  achieved through a  British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)  approved training course and I am accredited by the  Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). I hold additional training in Suicide Intervention, Online Counselling, Inclusion & Diversity and Evaluation & Research in Art Psychotherapy.

My experience ranges in working with adults, children, one-to-ones, groups in UK and NZ communities, charity settings, in public and independent schools.

As a culture enthusiast, I have travelled to many parts of the world and been passionately involved community development programs, charity and projects for over 9 years, including supporting international development projects in Brazil and in various parts of Japan.

 

Fees

Session fees start from £35 ($70NZD) to £50 ($100NZD) for standard length sessions. Longer sessions are also available, all of which can be booked through The Global Therapy Room website.

 

Get in touch

If you're interested in starting your commitment to self-care, support and personal growth, get in touch today and we can arrange something that suits you.

 

 

Specialties

Anxiety, Racial Identity, Trauma / PTSD

Languages

English, Japanese

Age Group Focus

Children, Adolescents, Adults, Seniors

Treatment Approaches

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Art Therapy, Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Existential, Expressive Arts, Family / Marital, Feminist, Integrative, Interpersonal, Intervention, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Sand Play, Somatic, Transpersonal, Person-Centered Therapy

Issues

Academic issues, Addiction, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Behavior Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Caregiver Stress, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Faith Transition, Family Conflict, Grief, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Introversion, Leadership, Men’s Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality, Transgender, Trauma / PTSD, Women’s Issues

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