Meet out Staff

    

Sorry but we have been so busy we haven't had time to get a team photo this year!   However, we do enjoy eating cakes! These were made for our Pop-up Cafe fundraiser.    Individual team profiles are below.


Our qualified counsellors are experienced practitioners who have a minimum of a Diploma in Counselling. They are all members of a national association, undertake external supervision and attend at least 20 hours of professional development annually.We also employ trainee counsellors from Universities nationwide who are undertaking placement training hours.  Our students are a valuable asset adding their knowledge, life and study experiences to our team dynamics.

Carol Parkinson Practice Manager (MANZASW) 
Master of Social Work (First Class Honours) 
BA Women’s Studies &  Certificate in Supervision   

Keeping abreast of local social issues and our agency’s responses is an important part of our strategy so that we can remain at the leading edge of developing services to meet the community’s needs.
-Passionate about coming alongside to support people as they acquire the strength and skills to bring about change and growth in their lives.
-I love working with people who are striving to right injustices in their personal lives and their communities.
-I am concerned with being culturally aware in all my practices and respectful of other people’s worldviews and life stories.
-Co-directed retreats for women survivors of childhood sexual abuse  



Moira McCall-Corlett  (MNZCCA)
Diploma of Counselling 

Certificate of Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practice (IACN)  2017

Certificate in Supervision 
Cert of Social Services
Diploma of Ministry


Has 7 adult children and 5 gorgeous mokopuna. 
There is richness to be had in every life; you just have to find it! 
“Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance” 

-18 years’ experience in counselling 
-Co-directed retreats for women survivors of childhood sexual abuse
-Prepared to be in for the long haul with clients
-Areas of interest – adult survivors of sexual abuse & violence; youth work

Also available for employee related assistance i.e. EAP, OCP, and Vitea approved provider.

                                     


Mahalia Hodges (NZAC provisional member)

Bachelor of Counselling & completed the Mauri Ora training

I enjoy working with and alongside people and making a positive difference. In three words I can sum up everything I have learnt in life "life goes on!"



Vivienne Wolff -   Bachelor of Counselling
Provisional member of NZAC 

I am passionate about counselling and helping other to realise their potential in life and in their relationships.  The relationship we develop during counselling is paramount to the way I work.  I work with strengths in a holistic manner with respect and care in all areas including culture.   I work with adults, adolescents and children using various modalities to suit the client's needs and preference.  



Ray Gordon - Bachelor of Counselling; Certificate in Social and Community Work

I have been involved in counselling for about 14 years working with a wide range of issues with both men and women individually and as couples.   My preferred models of working include Client Centred, Existential and CBT.  Integrity and a strong work ethic are important to me and the variety of work I have been engaged with has made me flexible and adaptable.   I enjoy seeing clients grow and develop significant positive attitudes through their time with me.  It is rewarding to know counselling has been helpful. 




Receptionist -    Gill Tousoon


Students (interns):

Leah Foxcroft-De Wijze

Graduate Diploma in Counselling - in progress (Weltec).  NZAC Student Membership

Master of Education (First Class Honours)

BA English and Legal Studies

"All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today"

I find people fascinating and never tire of listening to their stories.  When I have down time I enjoy long walks on the beach with my dogs, painting (with acrylics) playing my cello and even occasionally Israeli folk dancing.  I have volunteered as a telephone counsellor at Samaritans and counselled many troubled young people when I worked as a high school teacher.  My areas of interest include suicidal ideation and childhood trauma.

Looking forward to working with you.  Hei kona.


Kayla Edmonds - second year of Diploma of Counselling - in progress (Weltec)

I am committed to delivering the highest standards of care needed for counselling.  As I work towards becoming a qualified counsellor, I find myself becoming more confident in my ability to use a range of counselling approaches to suit the client's needs.



Wendy Lodge 

Graduate Diploma in Counselling in progress (Weltec)

Bachelor of Social Work

 For the past 6 years I have been working in social work both in Australia and Scotland.  After having my son I decided to move closer to our family and pursue my desire to become a counsellor!   I love to work with people from all walks of life and incorporate a holistic and strengths based model of practice.  A favourite saying of mine is "You have to make a CHOICE, to take a CHANCE to make a CHANGE."



Meet our Board of Trustees:

Robert Nicholson  (Chair)  BNZ Business Partner

Gillian Bell                          Speech Language Therapist

Ross Kerr                             Lawyer at Coopers Law (retired)

Nancy Jones                        Teacher

Matthew Eder                      Funeral Director

Viv Webby                             Retired

Malcolm Russell                 Honorary Trustee since 2013

Beverley Page                      Treasurer - Diploma of Business Studies