I bring a wealth of experience to my counselling, having worked with families, couples and individuals for more than twenty years. I hold a Diploma in Social Work and in Counselling and have certificates in Supervision and Family Ministry. I am particularly interested in grief and loss and other life changing events. I am also available to counsel for decision making in an unexpected pregnancy and can offer post abortion counselling.
I take an integrated approach in my work, including CBT, person-centred and narrative therapy. I consider the Christian values of compassion and openness an important characteristic to my life and try to reflect these within my practice.
I adhere to the NZCCA Code of ethics and have regular supervision.
I'm a Pakeha Kiwi born in Southland. I have been married for over 35 years and have four adult children. I currently have seven mokopuna. Straight from school I trained as a nurse and then a midwife. While my children where at home I became involved in fostering and pastoral care. I have my Diploma in Counselling and I'm a full member of the NZCCA (New Zealand Christian Counselling Association). I use a model of counselling called ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).My passion is in working with adults and couples to grow 'bigger lives'
I work with the code of ethics found in the NZCCA and attend regular supervision.
My name is Laurette. I am married with four adult children and nine grandchildren. I am in my third year of my Counselling degree with bti (Bethlehem Tertiary Institute). I am a student associate subscriber of NZCCA (New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association) and abide by their code of ethics and attend regular supervision. I was born and raised in the Hutt Valley. My former career was in Horticulture and conservation, I have a Bachelor of Education , Diploma in Adult Education and National Diploma in Horticulture. I am interested in hearing peoples’ stories and journeying with them using person-centred and narrative therapy.
My name is Teresa and I’m a student counsellor in my second year. I was born and raised in Lower Hutt, where I still live with my husband and two kids. I am passionate about helping others through their process of improving mental health and during times of adversity. I appreciate that it can be a big step seeking out support, especially when you are feeling overwhelmed - I welcome people from all walks of life and offer a safe, supportive and confidential space where we can navigate your situation together. I am a student affiliate of NZAC (New Zealand Association of Counsellors) who provide a code of ethics to ensure responsible and ethical practice.