Professional Practice

My Practice


Henk Ensing

Relationships | Couples



professional practice
Continuing Professional Development

Dulwich Training for therapists in Narrative Practice: What is Narrative Practice? An approach to counselling as seen through a post-modern lens. The Dulwich Centre, South Australia.

Qualifications & PostGraduate IPCs

Asso.Sci BYUH., B Ed. UoW

Postliminary Studies*

Advanced Skills in Narrative Practice I – Relationships are Relational: Narrative therapy informed Relational Interviewing with conflicted Couple Relationships (2023) VSNT.

Clinical specialist training in counselling to attend to Sexual addiction and partner trauma in couple relationships: A multi-dimentional model to attend to complex trauma, MPTM, (2022) APSATS.

Post Graduate IPC in Addressing conflict in couple (diadic) relationships in a narrative practice (COUNS 546), (2019) UoW


APSATS = Association of Partners of Sexual Addiction Trauma Specialists (an international non-profit organisation)

Asso.Sci = Associate of science degree

B.Ed = Batchelor’s degree in Education

BYUH = Brigham Young University Hawaii Campus

COUNS = Counselling

IPC = Individual Paper Credit

MPTM = Multidimentional Partner Trauma Model

PG = PostGraduate

UoW = University of Waikato

VSNT = Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy

*Postliminary means chronologically post graduation or after graduation.



International Association of Marriage and Family Counsellors


Peer Supervision with a qualified counselling supervisor (weekly)

External Supervision from a qualified counselling supervisor (monthly).


All matters discussed within the session are kept confidential. This means I don’t disclose anything we talk about to a third party.

Years in Practice

Most recent year of study

Evidence-based studies that inform my work

Most recent research that informs my work

Unconditional Positive Regard


Within my practice I offer confidentiality and the belief to offer unconditional positive regard to all participants in the session, without regard to age, ethnicity or gender.  In doing so, I strive for fairness by seeking balance and equality around speaking and listening across both participants within the session.

Each person’s story has an equal right to be told. And to be heard.


My Practice


Give Your Consent
Please give your consent for me to work with you before your first session.

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Disclosure Statement

All new clients and couples must agree to reading my disclosure statement as a basis for entering into a Client/Practitioner Agreement which proceeds all and any work together.

Scope of Practice

I offer relationship services exclusively listed within my Scope of Practice document. I do not offer any services outside of the scope of practice to which I subscribe.

Professional Memberships

IAMFC – International Association of Marriage and Family Counsellors.

iEATA – International Expressive Art Therapy Association

Session Notes

I take and keep notes during each session. The notes are expressly for tracking client progress so that I can accurately resume your relationship work at future sessions. 

I work in Hamilton. This list includes practitioners working from other cities.


My commitment 

New clients engage in a client-practitioner agreement where the commitment holds me to serve each client professionally