Blair Bowker - Experienced Psychotherapist & Counsellor
My life has be defined by two passions: Exploring rivers through kayaking, and understanding how our mind and hearts experience and make sense of the world.
I have dedicated 25 years exploring what makes us, us, and how to find balance, harmony and peace in our lives. This journey of discovery has taken me around the world to counties such as India, Sri Lanka, USA and Nepal. During this time I explored many paths of study including meditation, yoga, western psychology and philosophy.
This journey has lead me to helping others and sharing my knowledge and skills so you can also find harmony and fulfillment in your life. I have worked with people suffering mental health challenges, helped young people through isolation and depression as well as working in mentoring and coaching roles.
I wanted and needed to be able to help people more fully. In my search for more knowledge and skills I discovered Psychosynthesis, 'the psychology of the self' and was hooked. I spent the next 6 years have completing my diploma in Psychosynthesis counselling and psychotherapy.
My other passion for kayaking and adventures has taken me around the world. I have represented NZ at the kayaking rodeo world championships, run multi day adventures in Nepal, flying into remote rivers on the west coast on NZ by helicopter, as well as running first descents of extreme rivers. I still love to go kayaking and now include surfing as one of my passions.