Phone: 343-3391 Fax: 343-2934

29 Yaldhurst Road, Sockburn, Christchurch

PO Box 6088, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8442

Board of Trustees

Petersgate appreciates the support of the Trustees on its governance Board.

Most Trustees hail from Petersgate’s Constituents – the organisations that support and believe in our work. They, as prescribed in Petersgate’s Deed of Trust, nominate representatives and the current Board appoints them. All are volunteers who meet monthly.

Hon Dr Megan Woods

Hon Dr Megan Woods

Patron

We are thrilled to announce Hon Dr Megan Woods, who has been the Member of Parliament for Wigram since 2011, as Petersgate Counselling Centre's first Patron.

Megan is the Minister of Housing, Minister of Energy and Resources, Minister of Research, Science and Innovation and Associate Minister of Finance within the current Labour Government.

Megan's support of Petersgate will bring some much-needed attention to the current mental health crisis in New Zealand as a result of the uncertainty and unpredictability of Covid-19.

Megan says of her patronage of Petersgate:

Affordable community-based counselling plays a vital role in supporting people at this challenging time. I have been so impressed with the professionalism of Petersgate's counsellors in their tireless commitment to providing affordable professional counselling to people in need. I am therefore proud to join them as their Patron.

Dr Corin Murfitt

Dr Corin Murfitt

Chairperson

From The Rotary Club of Riccarton

Riccarton Rotary supports the needs of the community around the Christchurch area. The requirement for high quality, professional mental health and counselling services has never been greater and that is why Riccarton Rotary is proud to be associated with Petersgate Counselling Centre.

Dianne Jones

Deputy Chairperson

From The Methodist Parish of Christchurch West
Cnr Yaldhurst Rd & Brake St Upper Riccarton Christchurch 8041, Ph 348 9620

We support Petersgate, a professional and affordable, Counselling Centre through volunteers and donations. Petersgate was established in 1995 by four parishes - including the Upper Riccarton Methodist Parish.

Lynn Shearing

Treasurer

From The Anglican Parish of St Peter’s, Upper Riccarton and St Luke’s, Yaldhurst
22 Main South Rd Upper Riccarton Christchurch 8041, Ph 348 5653

Petersgate Trust provides affordable professional counselling to the community.

Neville Ross

Neville Ross

Secretary

From The Presbyterian Parish of St Mark’s at Avonhead
150 Withells Rd Avonhead Christchurch 8042, Ph 358 5443

Alongside five other churches in northwest Christchurch we support a professional counselling service called Petersgate.

Dr Andrea Caldwell

Dr Andrea Caldwell

Trustee

From The Anglican Parish of St Barnabas at Fendalton
8 Tui St Fendalton Christchurch 8041, Ph 351 7064

St Barnabas was one of the founding churches of community counselling agency Petersgate.

Liz Wright

Liz Wright

Trustee

From The Anglican Parish of St Christopher’s at Avonhead
244 Avonhead Rd Avonhead Christchurch 8042, Ph 358 8780

Petersgate Counselling Centre is our local nonprofit ministry providing affordable counselling support for individuals, and families. St Christophers is proud to be a part of this network of churches.

Dr Mairin Taylor

Dr Mairin Taylor

Trustee

From School of Health Sciences, University of Canterbury.

UC’s Master of Counselling is the only postgraduate Counselling programme in the South Island and takes a solution-focussed approach. Graduates working in professional practice will enhance and promote the positive growth, wellbeing and mental health of individuals, families and groups.