• Carl Jung
    What you resist, persists
    Carl Jung
  • John F. Kennedy
    The human mind is our fundamental resource
    John F. Kennedy
  • Buddha
    Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment
  • Aristotle
    The energy of the mind is the essence of life
  • Leonard Cohen
    There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in
    Leonard Cohen

MindFix offers support to doctors, lawyers and other helping professionals through one to one confidential reflective supervision with Dr Helen Austin, a forensic psychiatrist and medical practitioner with over 25 years experience. Psychological First Aid support is also available following exposure to adverse or traumatic events.

Supervision provides a confidential space in which to reflect and explore issues within the workplace and the impact that they may be having both professionally and personally.

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is also available to provide support to helping professionals following exposure to adverse or traumatic events.

Professionals who are involved in the helping professions (e.g. doctors, lawyers, social workers, nurses, counsellors, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, teachers, emergency service workers) often focus upon client/patient issues at the expense of their own health and psychological well-being. Research has shown that exposure to other people’s trauma and suffering can have a cumulative effect on professionals known as vicarious trauma or secondary traumatic stress. This can produce adverse effects in psychological, physical and emotional functioning that  can impact upon the professional in both the work and home environments. 

See my article in the NZMJ – Supervision for Superheroes

A free no obligation initial consultation is available as an introduction to MindFix to determine whether this service may be of benefit to you. Small group workshops and seminars can also be provided on request. Whilst I am based in Christchurch, I also offer professional supervision via Zoom.


Dr Helen Austin