Sunica qualified as a clinical psychologist in South Africa and has furthered her training in New Zealand and Australia. She is also a certified clinical neuropsychotherapist.
Sunica has experience in a variety of mental health care settings (general adult mental health and psychiatric inpatient care), in specialist services (Hospital: Renal, Pediatric oncology, Rehabilitation and Eating Disorder Services) as well as private practice. She works with a broad range of psychological difficulties in adolescents, adult individuals, families and couples. She particularly enjoys working with trauma, disorders in the anxiety and depression clusters as well as eating disorders and ADHD.
Sunica uses her background in clinical and neuropsychology within a neuropsychotherapy frame to inform treatment. Her approach is holistic but founded in observation and using clinically sound, scientifically underpinned interventions.
In therapy, she considers how our experiences in the past informs the interactions and patterns of our everyday engagement yet remains in the here and now to untangle the feedback loops that keep individuals stuck in unhelpful patterns. For Sunica, the therapeutic relationship and the client are at the centre of the process of therapy. She feels privileged to take part in the journey towards wellbeing with her clients, who she feels are inherently and admirably resilient.
Sunica is a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society and the International Association of Clinical Neuropsychotherapy. She lives in the beautiful Waitakere ranges and practices in West-Auckland.