Rata Counselling Centre Staff Christchurch
Albany House Counsellors:
Beth Garvey – Senior Counsellor MNZAC, MTAAP Dip. Counselling, Dip. Analytical Psychotherapy, Dip. Relationship & Psychosexual Counselling B.Mus, TTC
Beth has a passion for her work with people. Working from a ‘client centred’ approach, Beth really enjoys helping her clients’ on their journey of growth and being with them as they understand who they are, identify what is important to them and discover their potential. Beth is a member of the local committee of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) as she has a deep interest in counselling and the local counselling scene. Prior to joining Rata, she worked as a secondary school teacher and a phone counsellor. Beth brings a Jungian approach to her work and has many counselling qualifications as well as supervision training.
When Beth is not counselling, she fufills her love of music by playing in two orchestras, and is involved in choirs. Photography is another passion of hers.
What Beth likes most about working with her colleagues at Albany House is the warm, friendly supportive atmosphere. This touches every part of her day; to all the clients and colleagues, as well as the counsellors she supervises to help develop their counselling skills, approaches and abilities.
Jennifer Purdie - Counsellor B.Mus, Dip. Teach, Dip Coun, Provisional member NZAC
Amanda Hoffman - Counsellor BFA, Dip. Coun, Prov MNZCCA
Debbie Thompson - Counsellor Dip. Coun, Prov MNZCCA
Shirley Prendeville - Counsellor Dip Developmental Psychology, Dip Archetypal Psychology, Dip Analytical Psychology, MNZAC
Kate Bracefield - Gestalt Institute, Provisional member NZAC