CEP Counsellor/Family Therapist
Born in Canada of French and First Nation Canadian, moved to New Zealand 1971 where I worked as an underground miner at the Kaimai Tunnel. Lived in Australia for a few years and SE Asia for a year.
Did my first CV when I was 40 and recorded over 60 different jobs.
Have a degree in Social Work and Addictions, a Postgraduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health. Trained as a Family Therapist as part of those degrees.
Worked 5 years as Manager of Stopping Violence Dunedin, 2 years of the STOP Programme (working with teenage male sexual offenders).
I have worked in Adult Mental Health as a dual diagnosis counsellor and Child Adolescent Mental Health for 25 years also many years as a Family Therapist, Crisis Worker and on the In Patient Unit.
I am registered as a counsellor/supervisor for NZAC and a Supervisor for DAPAANZ. I am also a DAO Duly, Authorised Officer for NDHB.
I have 3 grown up children and have lived in Whangarei for 10 years.