Rata Counselling Centre Staff Christchurch
Guy Adams - Manager B.PRTM, G.Ct Ls, PG.Ct Soc.Sc, Dip Coun, Prov MNZAC
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 at Rata. 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 at Rata 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 at Rata is the friendly staff and warm, friendly supportive atmosphere. This touches every part of her day; to all the clients, staff and executive as well as the counsellors she supervises to help develop their counselling skills, approaches and abilities.
Karen Freeman – Administrator
Maria Moody – Receptionist
Maria loves living in Christchurch, New Zealand and emigrated from England 15 years ago with her husband Ian and has a 14 year old daughter Jasmine who was born in NZ. Maria really enjoys working at Rata, meeting and interacting with the clients and working with all the friendly and caring counsellors and reception staff.
When not at Rata, Maria enjoys spending time with her family, her cat Milo and her dog Casper, she also enjoys listening to music, watching movies and walking.
Matt Truman - Youth Counsellor B.com, M.Ed (Coun), Prov MNZAC
Matt is passionate in his work as a counsellor. He believes highly in the importance of the relationship between Client and Counsellor and comes from a position of non-judgement, empathy and congruence. Matt has an eclectic approach to his work informed by the theories of ACT, SFBT and MI.
Sue Jenkins - Senior Counsellor Dip Developmental Psychology, Dip Archetypal Psychology, Dip Analytical Psycotherapy and Supervision, MNZAC
Jennifer Purdie - Counsellor B.Mus, Dip. Teach, Dip Coun, Prov MNZAC
Amanda Hoffman - Counsellor BFA, Dip. Coun, Prov MNZCCA
Debbie Thompson - Counsellor Dip. Coun, Prov MNZCCA
Shirley Prendaville - Counsellor Dip Developmental Psychology, Dip Archetypal Psychology, Dip Analytical Psychology, MNZAC
Counsellors in Training
Jocelyn Knipe - Vision College
Darryn Hickling - Laidlaw College
Hayley Shearer - Gestalt institute
Kate Bracefield - Gestalt Institute
Our Executive Committee are:
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