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About Kay Ryan

kay ryanI am a registered psychotherapist and supervisor with over 30 years experience working with individuals, couples, groups and organisations in the healthcare setting. I am a founding member of Process Oriented Psychology www.anzpop.org www.processwork.org in Aotearoa New Zealand and have a private practice at Abelard House.

All of my life I have loved learning and have an insatiable curiosity about what happens as we move through life, especially at times of transition such as marriage, mid-life, ageing, illness, death and dying. Over recent years I have had the privilege of being able to apply the work of Arny and Any Mindell to end of life care. In my experience and research I have found that the most disturbing experiences associated with dying, are often misunderstood.  However, these experiences have been found to hold what we need to find meaning in what is happening. You can read more about this approach in my co-authored book Doorways into Dying: Innovative Teachings for End of Life.

Life transitions provide us with an opportunity to experience the power of ritual.  From ancient times, ritual has been a way of connecting to something bigger than ourselves. It also helps us mark and remember important events and milestones. I enjoy assisting in the creation of meaningful and inspirational ceremonies such as weddings, funerals and changes  that are thrust upon us as we age.   I view ritual and ceremony is an important way to celebrate, remember, acknowledge, and express gratitude for all of life. More info . . .

Masters in Psychotherapy
Diploma in Process Oriented Psychology
Certificate in Supervision.

PBANZ: Psychotherapy Board of Aotearoa New Zealand
MNZAP: Member New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists
IOPOP:  International Association of Process Oriented Psychology
CANZ:  Celebrants Association of New Zealand

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