Meet out Staff


Sorry,we have been so busy we haven't had time to get a team photo this year!   However, we do enjoy eating cakes!

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) (MIACN)
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” 

Co-facilitates workshops with Carol, as required (2017 Stressless workshops)

-20 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 (Member of NZAC)

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
Member of NZAC 

I am passionate about counselling and helping others 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.  

Receptionist -    Gill Tousoon

(Diploma of Counselling)

Students (interns):

Robert McGregor - Batchelor of Counselling in progress with Bethlehem in Tauranga.

Maria Verney - Batchelor of Counselling in progress with Weltec in Porirua.

Heather Stevenson - Batchelor of Counselling in progress with Weltec Porirua.

Don McDonald - Batchelor of Counselling in progress with Weltec in Porirua.

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

Viv Webby                             Retired.   Founder.

Malcolm Russell                 Honorary Trustee since 2013

Beverley Page                      Treasurer - Diploma of Business Studies