Dr Hetty Rodenburg – Grief Counsellor

I had the recent pleasure of meeting with Dr Hetty Rodenburg, a Grief Counsellor and Professional Supervisor in her studio in Days Bay.

Having graduated from Leyden University, Holland then worked both in Holland and the USA, she arrived in New Zealand in 1971 and practiced as a General Practitioner until 1998.

During that time she developed an interest in grief counselling, the effects of trauma on psychological, physical and spiritual health and “working” with terminally ill patients. Over the years she has given numerous presentations and group-interactive teaching in New Zealand and overseas on these topics.

She worked and trained with Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and facilitated Kubler-Ross’s workshops in New Zealand and overseas until 2001.

Now in private practice she is involved with grief counselling, professional supervision, and the emotional and spiritual care of people diagnosed with life threatening illness.

She can be contacted at hetty.rodenburg@xtra.co.nz




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