Charlotte Daellenbach

Charlotte Daellenbach is honoured for her contributions to psychotherapy and to the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists.

Charlotte has been a member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP) and a clinical member of the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA) since the 1980s.

Her relationship to psychotherapy has been that of a vocation. At the core of this have been the development of herself as a psychotherapist, the development of psychotherapy as a profession, and the development of others as psychotherapists. She has worked tirelessly and diligently in these endeavours. She has contributed to psychotherapy both within New Zealand and internationally and is held in high regard by her colleagues.

Over the last two decades Charlotte has taken up many and varied roles within NZAP and ITAA – those of therapist, supervisor, trainer, supervisor of supervisors, trainer of trainers, examiner, editor, mentor and coach. She has held executive roles within both NZAP and ITAA. Within NZAP Charlotte has served as President-Elect from 1998 to 2000, as President from 2000 to 2002, and as Immediate Past President from 2002 to 2004. She took up the role of Complaints Convenor in 2004, and currently serves as the Chairperson of the Supervision Committee.

At the heart of Charlotte’s modus operandi is her attention to relationship. This has shaped the way she has carried out her various roles. In her dealings with others she has modelled respect, compassion and integrity. She has an ability to both hold and challenge others. Charlotte has a warm, generous and bountiful spirit. These attributes form part of the heritage that she imparts to those who have come into contact with her.