B.A. Psyc; FmSt., M.Ed in Counselling,
Cert in Client Centred/Solution Focussed Counselling
ACC Assessor/Treatment Provider
Cert in Hypnotherapy/Reiki
Ko Aorangi te maunga
Ko Waimakariri te awa
Ko ngati Pakeha te iwi
Ko Otautahi toku Kainga
Ko Catherine Overend ahau.
I have been working as a therapist now for over 20 years.
My experience ranges from working with individuals from 11 years upwards, and families.
I have had extensive experience working with people who present with a wide range of problems
from various cultural backgrounds both in NZ and the UK. I have a belief in all my client’s abilities and have faith in their ability to reach their true potential.
B.A, BA (Hons), MPhil, PGDipClinPsych.
ACC Assessor / Treatment Provider
Clinical Psychologist (Regd.)
Ko Pipitarawai te Maunga
Ko Patangaroa te Papa Kainga
Ko Maungatukarewa to Awa
Ko Ngati Mutunga te Iwi
Ko Ati Awa te Hapu
No Wharekauri Ahau
Ko Remihana Tapai te Tipuna
Ko Tamati te whanau
Ko Leona Manna taku ingoa
I am a multi-cultural practitioner and have worked in a variety of different settings, including both Māori and Non-Māori Organisations, District Health Boards and non-Government Organisations. I have also been involved in Research and continue to have input into Clinical students through Canterbury University.
I have been registered for 14 years and use a variety of approaches when working with people, often using an integration of different models, and taking a whole person centred approach (holistic) from assessment through to treatment. My experience is mostly a combination of mental health, primary health care, adults, adolescents, trauma and sexual abuse.
B.A. Counselling, Dip Counselling.
ACC Treatment Provider.
Me whakaaro tatou ki te wairua, kaore ki te kupu anake
"Consider, think or feel the wairua, not the word alone"
I spiritually sit closely with tana wairua, and know a connection exists between our life force, inner core, or soul - and the essence of all beings. As we journey inward to our wholeness we discover our connection to the outer world and meld into one.
My areas of special interest include: relationship issues, abuse, trauma, stress, grief and loss, anxiety depression and workplace issues.
I value empowering people to self-direct and experience the richness of their own unique lives.
I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds, offering counselling for individuals. - young people and family groups.
I offer support for you to: understand yourself, work through issues, consider your options and make choices.
BA, MEd (Counselling), Higher Dip Tching,
PGrad DIP SN, Feuerstein Mediator,
ACC Treatment Provider, MNZAC.
(New Brighton, Parklands)
Ko Aorangi te maunga
Ko Oreti te awa
Ko Awatua te waka
Ko Waikiwi te marae
Ko Kotirani te iwi
Ko Craig te hapu
Ko Shirley Craig toku ingoa
I have been working in counselling since 2003. My counselling training is Solution Focused Therapy. My teaching background is in Special Education.
I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds who present with a range of needs including: abuse, anxiety, depression and trauma. I am priviledged to support you in navigating your life's challneges in your pursuit of wellbeing and happiness.
Social Worker, Psychotherapist
ACC Treatment Provider, MNZAC
Historically I have worked as a psychiatric social worker in a multi-disciplinary community mental health team in both England and New Zealand.
I trained and practiced as a counsellor in England and New Zealand. I took further training as a psychotherapist in Transactional Analysis for 4 years.
For the last 11 years I have been working full time in private practice as a counsellor. I enjoy a working relationship with ACC as a Level 7 Sensitive Claims Counsellor I was an internal contractor with Relationships Aotearoa working with adults, children after the Christchurch Earthquakes for three years, I also worked with couples. A proportion of my work is with adult and young people where there are issues of; mental health, grief and loss, sexual abuse.