Serena is a professional member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC) and the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association (ANZACATA). Serena has many years experience supporting children, young people and families/whanau.
Serena initially trained as a nurse and worked as a paediatric oncology nurse (child cancer nurse) at Wellington Children's Hospital between 2002 and 2006.
In 2007, Serena began training in art therapy, psychotherapy and counselling, and in 2009 Serena graduated with a Masters of Art Therapy from La Trobe University Melbourne, Australia.
Serena uses counselling and art therapy depending on the individual client's needs.
In child therapy, Serena works from a family-centred approach including child sessions, parent sessions, family sessions, as well as school sessions if the issues are school related.