Indigo House has providers throughout New Zealand,
so there could be one near you.

Get to know our therapists and counsellors a little better.

ACC Sensitive Claims approved
ACC Sensitive Claims approved provider (fully funded)

Private provider
Private provider (who can work with you privately if you do not qualify for our free service)

ACC Rongoā Practitioner
Rongoā pracitioner (registered and approved by ACC to provide rongoā Māori services)

[ Our therapists are listed in alphabetical order by last name. Please take note of which clinic/s they work from before you make an enquiry. ]

Avanol Bell

COUNSELLOR THERAPIST

  • Doubtless Bay

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Avanol Bell

Avanol has spent 35 years working as a Psychologist and Counsellor dealing with:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Relationship therapy
  • Grief

She has worked with people from many cultures – Zulu, Xhosa, Shona, Ndebele, Koi San, Afrikaans speaking South African, Indian and, for the last 13 years Te reo Māori.

Avanol is comfortable working with all genders.

“Since emigrating from South Africa to New Zealand 15 years ago, I have worked with clients… with a wide range of issues… grief, anxiety, anger, depression, physical and emotional trauma, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, addictions, family violence and sexual harm. I am passionate about the work I do. Through using therapeutic modalities best suited to the client, I aim to help find clarity and to free them from troubling emotions, so they can move forward with their lives, feeling lighter, stronger and with a deeper understanding of who they are and who they would like to be.”

Tania Blomfield

COUNSELLOR

  • Kerikeri

ACC Sensitive Claims approved

Tania is a Counsellor with 16 years in practice. She is also an Arts Therapist with a Clinical Master’s Degree in Arts Therapy and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Rehabilitation.

Her specialties include:

  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Eating disorders
  • Shame
  • Creative Arts therapies

Tania is comfortable working with all genders and NZ European, Māori, Samoan, Tongan, Rarotongan, Fijian, other European, Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, Filipino and Indian cultures.

“I have a particular interest in working with shame and have specialised in working with trauma and grief. I prefer to work creatively with clients to enable them to explore their issues and to find solutions that work for them.”

[Currently, Tania is only available to complete ACC Sensitive Claims assessments]

Melinda Brownsword

PSYCHOLOGIST

  • Christchurch, Wanaka, Queenstown

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Melinda is a Registered Psychologist, and has been in practice for 16 years.

She has expertise in:

  • Treating young people and adults who have experienced trauma
  • Psycho-education on neuropsychology and the impact of trauma on the brain
  • Trauma-focused therapy using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy)
  • Assessment and therapy for mental health issues including anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma and dissociation, depression and eating disorders

  • Assessment and therapy for people with neurodivergent profiles such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD

“I am focused on developing a therapeutic relationship and assisting young people and adults to reach their wellbeing goals. I come from a neuropsychological approach to therapy and incorporate a variety of therapeutic modalities in my practice.”

Lynda Campbell-Harris

SOCIAL WORKER | COUNSELLOR

  • Kerikeri, Kaikohe, Whangarei

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Lynda Campbell-Harris

Lynda is a Registered Social Worker and has been in practice for 19 years. Her areas of expertise are:

  • Mental health (children and adolescents)
  • Counselling support
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills

  • Resilience building

  • Social work clinical supervision

Lynda is comfortable working with all cultures and male and female genders.

“I like to keep active and enjoy walking, gardening, land-based fishing. I am the eldest child of seven and was born and raised on the West Coast of the South Island.

My husband and I have lived in Northland since 1991. We have raised three sons here in Northland. I am passionate about supporting people to live the best life they can.”

Anne Carroll

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

  • Doubtless Bay

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Anne is a Psychotherapist and has been in practice for seven years. She has expertise dealing with:

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Relationship problems
  • Loss and change
  • Post-illness support
  • Loss of purpose, mood swings and feelings of inadequacy
  • Relaxation and resilience techniques for anxiety, stress and sleep problems

Anne has also completed advanced training in energy psychology, breath work, and relaxation and wellbeing therapies.

She is comfortable working with all genders and cultures and has particular experience of Chinese, Korean and British cultures.

“As well as traditional ‘talk’ therapy, I offer… other training and approaches to support my clients… to find or rediscover their joy.”

Noeleen Chaney

COUNSELLOR | SOCIAL WORKER

  • Kerikeri

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Noeleen Chaney

Noeleen is a Counsellor with 20 years practice experience. She specialises in:

  • Trauma
  • Addictions (including the impact of addiction on loved ones)
  • Family therapy

  • Child and youths

  • Grief

  • Forensics

  • Mental health

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Group therapy

Noeleen has lived and worked in Northland for over 16 years and has experience and training in working with people of all ages, gender, sexuality and people from different cultures.

Her experience is mainly concentrated around forensics, addictions, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Noeleen is passionate about supporting people to achieve their unique and wonderful personal potential in every aspect of their wellbeing.

“I originally trained in the UK as a social worker in 1996. I have been a supervisor, group work therapist and individual addictions Counsellor, self-employed, and an AOD educator for Northland DHB amongst many other professional achievements.

I am committed to lifelong learning and with this in mind, I completed my post graduate certificate in addiction and mental health.”

Rosemary Clempson-Carnell

COUNSELLOR THERAPIST

  • Whangarei

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Rosemary Clempson-Carnell

Rosemary is an experienced Therapist and Counsellor with over 25 years in practice. She specialises in:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Accredited violence
  • Couples counselling
  • Grief
  • Youth
  • Addiction
  • LGBQT+
  • Mental health
  • Work issues
  • Education
  • Victim support
  • Multi-modality

Rosemary has numerous qualifications. She is an accredited Sex Therapist and accreditation in the areas of Family Violence and ACC Sensitive Claims, is fully registered for drug and alcohol (DAPAANZ) and a full member of NZPsS (New Zealand Psychological Society).

Rosemary also has a private practice and is an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) provider and victim support therapist.

She is comfortable working with all genders and European, Māori and Pasifika cultures.

Sheila Cruse

COUNSELLOR

  • Whangarei, Waipu

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Sheila Cruse

Sheila is a Counsellor and has been practising since 2018.

Her expertise is in:

  • Trauma (ACC registered)

  • Sexual matters including problematic sexual behaviour
  • Mens health

  • Forensic population

Sheila speaks English and works with Māori, Pacific Island and European cultures. She is also comfortable working with all genders.

“In addition to working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, mental health issues and grief, I work with men and women who have offended sexually, and I now counsel survivors too. Working with people on both sides of the problem has helped me to appreciate peoples’ situations more. I predominantly use Narrative Therapy,
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in my work.”

Sheila practises from the Whangarei Wellness Centre and is in Waipu on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.

Christine (Chris) Finn

SOCIAL WORKER

  • Kaitaia, Doubtless Bay, Kerikeri, Kaikohe, Kawakawa, Whangarei, Hokianga, Rawene

ACC Sensitive Claims approved

Chris Finn

Chris is a Social Worker with 13 years of practice experience. Her expertise is in:

  • Mental health
  • Family harm (for both victims and perpetrators)
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Health

Chris is comfortable dealing with all genders and cultures.

“I am a registered Social Worker with SWRB and ANZASW. I work from a strengths based, person-centred perspective with an approachable respectful manner. This has developed through working alongside diverse groups of people and cultures. I have a passion for equity and social justice coupled with a non-judgemental empathetic attitude and approach.

I’m Mum to four adult sons and live with my husband on 3 acres in Hokianga, alongside 3 dogs and 3 sheep.”

Nicole Foster

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

  • Kaitaia, Doubtless Bay

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Nicole is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and has been practising for 12 years, working in the Far North with adults and adolescents. She specialises in:

  • Trauma
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment issues
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy)
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Nicole was raised in the Far North and has close ties to the community. She provides psychological assessment, diagnosis and evidence-based treatment for a variety of mental health and emotional difficulties. She is very experienced working with people who have undergone trauma and complex trauma.

Nicole tries to create a safe, friendly environment for people. It enables her to understand their difficulties and help them develop new skills and strategies to move forward. Nicole is comfortable working with all cultures and genders.

Pamela Harland

COUNSELLOR

  • Warkworth, online

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Pamela is a Counsellor and has been practising for 27 years. Her speciality areas are

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Boundaries
  • Grief
  • Cancer diagnosis
  • Finding direction
  • Work issues
  • Self esteem
  • Managing transitions and uncertainty
  • Energy healing techniques

Pamela is also a qualified teacher and supervisor supporting health professionals and therapists. She works with women and is comfortable dealing with all cultures.

“Learning relaxing strategies that reduce emotional states will encourage a more stable and contented lifestyle.”

Martina Hofer

SOCIAL WORKER

  • Whangarei

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Martina Hofer

Martina is a Social Worker and has been in practice for over 25 years.

She has expertise in:

  • Rehabilitation

  • Financial entitlements

  • Housing

  • Parenting skills

  • Community engagement

Martina speaks English and German and works with all cultures and genders.

“I have close to 30 years of experience in a range of social work settings, both overseas and in New Zealand. Twenty years working in the Health Sector in NZ, six years in private practice as an ACC sub-contractor in Health, Elderly Care, Disability, Neuro Rehabilitation, Trauma and Family work.”

Sandy Joe

COUNSELLOR

  • Kaitaia

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Sandy Joe

Sandy has been a Counsellor for 13 years. She is registered with the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and specialises in:

  • Grief
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Family violence
  • Sexual abuse
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues

She has helped people all her adult working life. Sandy has worked with victims of crime, sexual abuse and rape and domestic violence. She has also worked with the perpetrators of domestic violence, people with drug and alcohol addictions and those with relationship issues.

She is passionate about working with the victims of abuse and trauma so that they have wholeness in mind, body and spirit.

Sandy is comfortable working with all genders. She works with Māori, Pakeha, English, Yugoslavian and Asian cultures and people of European descent.

Clare Lilley

PSYCHOLOGIST

  • Kaitaia, Kaikohe, Kerikeri

ACC Sensitive Claims approved

Clare Lilley

Clare is a Registered Psychologist and an EMDRAA Accredited Practitioner in EMDR*, specialising in:

  • Trauma
  • Sexual abuse trauma
  • *EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

  • Sexual development and Sexuality
  • Grief and Loss
  • Women’s Health

  • Educational Psychology

  • Acceptance of living with a disability or neurodiversity
  • Deaf/deaf and Hearing impairment

  • Assessment and informed interventions

Clare operates from various locations across Northland.

“By using evidence based practices, my intention and purpose is to alleviate and reduce human suffering. Known for my sense of humour and ability to put you at ease, there are opportunities for personal reflection and growth. Originally from South London, in 2006 I moved to work in Mid North, Tai Tokerau, where whānau and ngā tangāta embraced me – to them I express sincere gratitude for their welcome and warmth. They taught me the importance of whākawhānaungātanga.

Influenced by my ancestors, who passed down a deep sense of protective duty, tenacity, compassion and emotional strength, this enhances and enables manaakī and āwhi to be interwoven throughout the therapeutic narrative and its processes. I look forward to working with you.

“Me noho tahi, tēnā, tēnā pea ka tika” – Discuss together, then things may come right.

Christine Macfarlane

COUNSELLOR

  • Kerikeri

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Christine MacFarlane

Christine is a Counsellor, Supervisor and Facilitator. Her expertise is in:

  • ACC sensitive claims therapy and supported assessments
  • Supervision for a range of professionals
  • Individual, child, adolescent and family counselling
  • Mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and addictive behaviours
  • Career and life challenges
  • Wellbeing – self care, personal values and goals
  • Relationship challenges

Her qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Counselling
  • Post Graduate Certificate Professional Supervision
  • Post Graduate Certificate Health Science (Child & Adolescent Mental Health)
  • Registered with the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
  • Accredited Supervisor for DAPAANZ

  • Member of New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology (NZAPP)

Christine believes in inspiring people to live life with courage, compassion, and connection.

Jacque McCallum

COUNSELLOR | CLINICAL PRACTITIONER

  • Whangarei, Dargaville, Mangawhai

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Jacque McCallum

Jacque has practised as a Counsellor for 14 years. She specialises in:

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Alcohol / Substance use
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationships
  • Creative and Expressive art therapy
  • Mental health
  • Addictions

As a professional Counsellor, Jacque believes in practising “from a mana-enhancing and holistic approach where my whaiora guide their process”. She uses raranga (weaving) as a tool and is also a Reiki Practitioner.

Jacque has provisional NZAC membership and is a provisional registered member of DAPAANZ.

She works in a multi-cultural setting with all genders.

“Ko Karioi te maunga
Ko Mimiti te awa
Ko Mangatōwai te marae
Ko Pātau te wahi tapū
Ko Waimahana te wahapū
Ko Mamaru te waka
Ko Parata te tangata ka moe ia Kahukuraāriki
Te Matakairiri ngā hapū
Ko Ngaāti Kahu ki Whangaroa te iwi
Ko Jacque tōku ingoa”

Fiona McKenzie

COUNSELLOR

  • Kaitaia, Kerikeri

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Fiona McKenzie

Fiona is a Counsellor with 20 years of experience. Her areas of expertise are:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions

Fiona is comfortable working with all cultures and genders – men, women, children, families, LGBGQT+ and non-binary.

“I trained in NZ and have worked in NZ and Australia in a variety of settings and diverse communities. I have experience working within Mental Health for adults and children, addiction (supporting people
and their families in recovery) and people who have a history of trauma.”

Debbie McMillan

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPIST

  • Whangarei

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Debbie’s experience was gained within a forensic context, and she specialises in:

  • Sexual harm

  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  • Negative / Intrusive thoughts or beliefs

  • Depression

  • Anger

  • Grief

  • Addiction (gambling, sex, drug taking, alcohol)

In her practice, Debbie acknowledges Te Pō and Te Ao Mārama and how we can retreat from one realm into another, to seek what is lacking in the other.

“My current career choice and how I practice is informed by my life experiences. As such, I consider myself a tool in which to provide support, understanding and growth from experiences in which people, understandably, find extremely difficult to comprehend physically, emotionally and spiritually.

My aim is not to deny the experience occurred but to be able to view this with deep self compassion and aroha. I acknowledge the kaha/courage to withstand your inner turmoil yet still take steps towards reconnection and back to the whole of you.”

Lisa Moffat

PSYCHOLOGIST

  • Kaikoura, Christchurch

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Lisa is a Registered Psychologist and has been practising for 19 years.

Her areas of expertise are:

  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss

  • Sexual abuse

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

Lisa works with all cultures and genders.

“I believe that one’s past does not need to determine one’s future, but that it can inform how a person chooses to move forward in the way they can learn and grow as an individual.

I work from a place where science and soul can merge and help my clients heal. Nearly 20 years of working with children, young people and adults has taught me we can all get stuck in difficult places at times, but with professional support life can get back on course and be even better than before.”

Robyn Moses

PSYCHOLOGIST

  • Whanganui

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Robyn Moses

Robyn is a Registered Psychologist and a member of the NZ Psychologists Association and the NZ Association of Positive Psychologists. She has practised for 18 years. Robyn also has a degree in social work and qualifications in counselling.

She specailises in:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Wellbeing

Robyn is comfortable with all genders and loves working with all cultures – mostly NZ Pakeha, Māori and Pasifika peoples. She also offers support to those who want a Christian or spiritual perspective to their therapy.

In mid-2022 Robyn relocated to Whanganui from Kaitaia and loves to spend her spare time reading, knitting and spending time with her family.

“I look for the strengths in every person and situation that I work with using a positive rather than a deficit model of practice, a holistic (whare tapa wha) framework and a strong base in neuroscience.”

Kaye Newman-Hynes

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

  • Kaitaia

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Kaye Newman-Hynes

Kaye is a Registered Psychotherapist with PBANZ, and has over 30 years practice experience.

Her speciality areas are:

  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Children and adolescents

Kaye speaks English as well as basic Te Reo and is comfortable working with Māori and Pasifika cultures, men and women.

“I have worked across all sectors of Mental Health – maternal and infant, children, adolescents and adults. I also have a strong background in statutory care and protection and clinical work.

My approach is healing emotional harm. I am respectful of others, strongly empathic and I have a great sense of humour.”

Nancy Peterson

COUNSELLOR

  • Kaitaia

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Nancy is a qualified Counsellor of 25 years, a member of NZAC and ACEP (Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychologies). She works with adults and teens and has specialises in:

  • Adult relationships

  • Traumas – big and small

  • Phobias
  • Grief
  • Anger

  • Physical and emotional pain

  • Anxiety and depression

Nancy is an ACC Sensitive Claims provider, is court registered and can take court referrals, and is comfortable working with all cultures and genders.

“I emigrated from USA in 1967, and after a three-year stay in South America, arrived New Zealand in 1970.

I then trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (1991-2000) with Auckland Institute of CBT, and in various energy psychologies mainly EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, which does what it says, i.e. release unwanted and painful emotions from the body-mind system), FasterEFT, TAT and Matrix Reimprinting.

My passion is using Energy Psychologies to bring deep and lasting change to my clients.”

Megan Phillips

COUNSELLOR

  • Te Kao, Pukenui, Kaitaia

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Megan has practised as a Counsellor for 22 years and has expertise in:

  • Trauma / Sexual abuse

  • Grief

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Burnout

  • Alcohol and Drug addictions

  • Couples / Whānau / Relationships

Megan is comfortable working with all genders and cultures.

“I have worked most of my professional life in Auckland and then moved into private practice in 2016. I have worked with vulnerable families/whānau where trauma, addiction, loss and domestic violence have all been significant difficulties. I work from a client-centred, motivational and strength-based approach.”

Lynn Price

PSYCHOLOGIST

  • Whangarei

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Lynn Price

Lynn is a psychologist and has been in practice for more than 15 years. She specialises in:

  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Relationships
  • Behavioural challenges
  • Evidence-based therapeutic interventions

Lynn works with all genders.

She is responsive to a wide range of cultures within a therapeutic relationship.

“As a psychologist I focus on building a partnership with clients, based on safety and trust to develop effective plans, which clients and I work together to achieve. We prioritise goals, process trauma and past difficulties, and apply evidenced-based interventions to enhance quality of life, relationships and increase coping strategies.

I use relevant skills for a meaningful life guided by clients’ values.”

Steve Smithson

COUNSELLOR

  • Whangarei, Kerikeri, Dargaville

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Steve Smithson

Steve has practised as a Counsellor for more than five years. His expertise is in:

  • Trauma / Sexual trauma
  • Offenders
  • Group work
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Crisis intervention (suicidal thoughts or self harm)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life changes
  • Work issues / concerns
  • Self esteem
  • Gender issues
  • Relationships
  • Parenting challenges
  • Emotional regulation

Steve is comfortable working with NZ European, Māori and Pasifika cultures and all genders.

He has worked with offenders in the UK and Aotearoa. He has also worked as a school counsellor and a clinical supervisor for a UK mental health crisis intervention charity. Recently he was the first male counsellor for a women’s survivor charity based in Dargaville. He also provides ACC counselling support for Sensitive Claims.

“I am a person-centred Counsellor. Fishing, photography and football are my calming places and activities.”

Deborah Stone

COUNSELLOR

  • Te Kao, Pukenui, Kaitaia, Mangawhai

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Deborah Stones

Debbie is a Counsellor and has been practising for over thirty years. She has had very diverse training – a Master’s degree in Counselling from Auckland University, followed by many years of practice.

Debbie has worked with teenagers and their whanau/families. For the last four years, she has worked with:

  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Mindfulness and associated therapy

Debbie has an understanding of Te Reo Māori and a little French and German and is comfortable working with European, Māori and Pasifika cultures. She is happy to work with anyone who feels comfortable when meeting her.

“Counselling is a two-way relationship… My years of counselling teenagers in High Schools led me to work in many different modes, and often with families/whanau. I now enjoy my Sensitive Claims work with [mainly] adult women and feel very privileged to share in their healing process… I am happy to share my Raranga (flax weaving) knowledge as another therapeutic tool.”

Denis Turnbull

COUNSELLOR

  • Kaitaia

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Denis Turnbull

Denis has practised for 22 years as a Counsellor. He specialises in:

  • Addiction in Residential and Day Rehab Programmes
  • Grief and Loss

  • Anger management
  • Employment Assisted Programme (EAP)
  • Sexual abuse

Denis is comfortable working with Māori, Pasifika and European cultures, men, women and members of the LGBGQT+ community.

“I am motivated and energised by supporting and caring people through their challenges and issues in life.”

Anah Wara

COUNSELLOR | HERBALIST

  • Kaitaia, Kaikohe, Kerikeri, Dargaville

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider ACC Rongoā Practitioner

Anah van Dorp

Anah has been a counsellor for eight years and a practising herbalist for 20 years.

She is a Registered Medical Herbalist (NZAMH) and Rongoa Practitioner. She offers a multi-disciplinary approach to recovery and often uses her plant allies “in the walk towards better health and happiness.”

Anah deals with substance abuse disorders, which often co-exist with depression, anxiety, trauma and association disorders.

Anah has some understanding of Te Reo – “Ko Ngapuhi te iwi, ko Ngati Rangi te hapu” – and is comfortable working with people of all genders and cultures.

Marilize Venter

COUNSELLOR

  • Whangarei

ACC Sensitive Claims approved Private provider

Marilize has been working with mental health and addictions for 14 years as a Registered Practitioner with DAPAANZ and also as an ACC Registered Sensitive Claims provider.

She is comfortable working with everyone, including LGBQT+, speaks English as well as Afrikaans and specialises in:

  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety

  • Anger / Stress management

Marilize has clinics in Whangarei, Northland.

“I work with people of all ages, with specific focus on trauma, abuse and mental health and addictions. I am passionate about helping people, specifically using a person centred approach that encompasses a range of modalities which is determined by the needs and expectations of the person in front of me, and supporting people to live their values, reach their goals and live a meaningful life.”

Cordelia Waetford

SOCIAL WORKER

  • Whangarei

ACC Sensitive Claims approved

Cordelia Waetford

Cordelia is a registered Counsellor and Social Worker and has been practising for four years. She specialises in counselling for:

  • Mental health

  • Addictions
  • Sexual abuse
  • Trauma including PTSD

Cordelia is comfortable with Te Reo Māori, all cultures and genders.

“Kia ora koutou katoa. I am a registered Social Worker with a postgraduate qualification in Health Science in Mental Health and addiction. I hold current practising certificates in both fields with
NZSWRB and DAPAANZ. I pride myself on providing a mana-enhancing practice that is driven by evidence-based therapy, and genuine empathy and manaaki for the people that I support.”

Angela Witana

COUNSELLOR

  • Te Kao, Pukenui, Kaitaia

ACC Sensitive Claims approved

Angela’s interest is in working with people from all walks of life, including NZ European, Māori and Pacific Island clients to support them in recovery as they journey to improve their wellbeing.

Her specialties include:

  • Sexual violence

  • Trauma

  • Addiction

  • Grief

  • Anger

  • Mental health

  • Rehabilitation

  • Facilitation skills

  • Youth suicide (pre and post)

  • Victim support

She prefers to focus on exploring and enabling people to find their own solutions that specifically help them in moving forward.

Angela has been in practice for over 20 years, is comfortable working with all genders including LGBQT+, and has clinics in Muriwhenua and Te Tai Tokerau.

“Ko Angela Witana toku ingoa
Ko Mamari te waka
Ko Tawhitirahi te maunga
Ko Te Awapoka te awa
Ko Pārengarenga te moana
Ko Pōtahi te marae
Ko Waimirirangi te wharehui
Ko Te Rongopātūtaonga te wharekai
Ko Te Kao te kāinga
Ko Te Aupōuri te iwi”

Katy Yiakmis

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

  • Kaitaia

ACC Sensitive Claims approved

Katy has practised as a Psychotherapist for six years, and her expertise is in supporting people:

  • Who are living with trauma

  • To find meaning in the face of suffering
  • To change old patterns and limiting beliefs
  • To expand relationship to self and others

Katy is comfortable working with all cultures and genders.

“I have worked in private practice since 2017. I also worked part-time until 2021 as a therapist and group facilitator at Higher Ground Trust, an addictions-focused residential therapeutic community. I’m a standard member of DAPAANZ, and a member of the Centre for Lacanian Analysis. I am ACC registered.”