Mike Baker - Clinical Manager
DipMH(Dist), BD, MSc (Hons), PhD, Registered Psychologist
Mike has a background in pastoral ministry, military chaplaincy and working in social services. As a psychologist he has worked in addictions and has interests in grief, depression, anxiety, sexuality, supervision and mindfulness. His training includes Person-Centered counselling and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
B.Couns, Provisional Member of NZAC
Andy is grounded in a Person-centred approach, working with adults of all ages. Additionally, Andy has wide experience working with men’s issues. He offers a safe, respectful atmosphere where people can feel heard, understood and accepted. Andy enjoys working relationally, valuing the whole person – mind, body and spirit.
B.Couns, MA (Psychology), Provisional Member of NZAC
Anna-Marie is committed to working alongside people of all ages in their journey of self-discovery. Trained in the person-centred approach, she believes that feeling fully heard in a safe and nurturing space, and being accompanied in exploring oneself with curiosity and compassion, can lead towards greater insight and clarity in facing life's obstacles and challenges.
BA (Social Work), MSc (Psychology), MEd (Counselling), MNZAC
Annekatrien enjoys the process of clients discovering who they are meant to be. She uses her understanding of psychology as well as various counselling methods with a base of Solution-Focused Therapy in her sessions.
BTheol, Dip. Counselling (Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors), BCouns, Full Member of New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association (MNZCCA)
Darryn studied Person Centred and Narrative Therapy at Laidlaw College and has completed a course in Emotionally Focused Therapy (for couples). He sojourns with children (13+) and adults, with particular interests in relationship issues, grief, loss, depression and anxiety.
B.Couns., Dipl. Teach., MNZAC
Erwin is passionate about working co-operatively on relationships, but also has experience in supporting clients with mild to moderate Mental Health issues. Trained in Narrative Therapy, he also works with Internal Family Systems Therapy and The Pattern System. He finished his Counselling Degree in 2009 and has, among other things, a background as a Montessori Primary Teacher.
Grad. Dip. Counselling, MNZAC
Fiona works from a Person-Centered base to therapy, helping to create a supportive and caring environment and relationship. She will also draw on Solution-focused and Narrative Therapy techniques where appropriate. Fiona enjoys working with individuals from all backgrounds and ages, and has a particular interest in depression, anxiety, life transition, relationship, addiction,
and grief and loss issues.
B. Couns, Master of Teaching (Primary), Provisional Member NZCCA
Grace is passionate to support people who are going through a tough time in life with a gentle and caring heart. Trained in Person-Centred and Narrative Therapy, she wants to help people to explore their current circumstances and find ways to live more fulfilling lives. Grace enjoys working with individuals of all ages and has experience of working with high school students. She has particular interests in self-esteem, grief, loss, anxiety, depression and spirituality.
Dip. Counselling, Provisional Member of NZAC
Heather uses a range of skills in her work with the Person-Centred approach as her foundation.
She has a interest in work/life balance, grief and loss, depression, parenting, and life challenges. Heather will journey gently alongside individuals of all ages and has some experience with high school students.
B.Couns, Provisional Member of NZAC
Jeff uses a Person-Centred approach. He is passionate about working alongside and gently empowering people. He has a particular interest in counselling individuals grappling with grief and loss, depression, parenting and life/work balance.
Jude uses a Person-Centred approach, offering a respectful and caring counselling relationship
to enable understanding and growth. She works with individuals of all ages and has some experience
as a high school counsellor. She is interested in relationship issues, spiritual issues, and coping with life’s struggles.
Dip. Nursing, Dip. Counselling, Provisional Member of NZAC
Melanie is studying towards a Bachelor’s in Counselling and offers a safe, nurturing space by attending to the relationship. She uses a Person-Centred approach and walks alongside clients in a gentle and compassionate way. She has a particular interest in working with issues around grief, loss, depression and offers mindfulness skills.
MEd (Cert.Counselling), MEd, B.A. (Hons) English, Dip TESOL, DipEd, Provisional Member of NZAC
Nancy has trained in the solution-focused approach, and works from a person-centred and holistic framework. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds, uses creative therapeutic modalities and draws from life experiences. She sees her work as journeying alongside those whose lives have been disrupted by change, dislocation, grief, loss, disempowerment, and painful memories.
2nd Year Masters of Counselling, BCom Degree, Dip in Business
Currently studying toward her Masters in Counselling at Monash University. Olivia is gentle and passionate while working with people of all ages helping them work through challenges. Using different therapeutic models holistically such as to CBT, Person-Centered, ACT, Mindfulness and Solution focus, Olivia is patient, empathic and compassionate in her journey with the client.
BA, Grad Dip Sci, Psychology (Distinction), Dip Counselling, MNZAC, Registered with NZAC
Prue enjoys working with both adults and adolescents, providing a caring and compassionate presence as she supports people through life’s challenges and transitions. Prue uses active approaches to create positive change using mainly Solution Focused and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies (ACT), underpinned by kindness and non-judgemental listening. She
has particular interests in working with anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma.
BA (Behavioural Sciences), Grad. Dip. Bible & Missions, Provisional Member of NZAC
Renée is completing her Masters of Counselling at the University of Canterbury. Renée uses a counselling approach that seeks to always listen, value and empathise with the client whilst exploring the issues most important to you. Together we work to build ways to think about and approach life’s challenges that recognise your unique strengths, skills and resources. Renée loves
to work with adolescents and adults across the age spectrum, on issues from relationships, anxiety, depression, spirituality, grief, and other life struggles.
2nd Year Masters of Counselling, BSW (Bachelor of Social Work)
Ruby has a background in Social Work and is currently completing her Masters in Counselling at the University of Canterbury. She is trained in the solution-focused approach and works from a person-centred and holistic framework. Ruby's passion is working with people from a variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, ages and genders. Ruby has a gentle nature, is empathetic and compassionate, and is committed to working with her clients in a non-judgmental way.