Position Statements

Manaia Health PHO’s position statements are used to inform the PHO’s response to submissions and media enquiries, and in other contexts where we want to state ‘the Manaia Health PHO view’.  All media enquiries should be referred to the CEO.

Bonnie Payne

Position: 
Counsellor
Area of Expertise: 
addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma and CBT
Contact: 
www.gracecentre.co.nz or call 09-393-1077

I graduated in 2003 with a Masters degree in counselling and hold many post graduate hours in Counselling Psychology at a doctoral level. An American by birth, I am a Kiwi by choice (married to a Kiwi) and have called Whangarei home for over seven years. I operate my own private counselling practice called The Grace Centre, in the Tui Medical Centre complex at 425 Maunu Rd.

Anna Wilson

Position: 
Counsellor
Area of Expertise: 
sexual abuse, depression, grief, stress, anxiety, trauma, anger, behavioural issues with children, issues of faith

I have been in private practice since 2012 and enjoy listening and talking to people of all ages, including children.  I am registered with ACC and work with sexual abuse, depression, grief, stress, anxiety, trauma, anger, behavioural issues with children, issues of faith and more.

Graz Amber

Position: 
Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Area of Expertise: 
relationships, Trauma, loss, abuse and disrespect

Maureen Tearle

Position: 
Counsellor
Area of Expertise: 
anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, relationship issues, stress and PTSD
Contact: 
09 437 6397

Maureen Tearle Counsellor - Bach of Social Practice: Counselling; MNZAC

I work at the Anglican Care Centre, 1b Deveron Street, Whangarei - contact office phone 437 6397.

Lyn Hutchinson

Position: 
Counsellor
Area of Expertise: 
depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, grief, relationship and young women’s issues
Contact: 
09 437 6397

Lyn Hutchinson Counsellor – Dip of Counselling; Cert in Supervision; MNZAC & NZCCA

I work at the Anglican Care Centre, 1b Deveron Street, Whangarei - contact office phone 437 6397.

I graduated as a mature age counselling student in 2004 and have worked at the Anglican Care Centre for the past twelve years.  During this time I worked for a period at Te Ora Hou, Northland mainly with staff.

My counselling practice is quite varied working with men and women of all ages, with a particular interest in young women’s issues.

Dee Jones

Position: 
Counsellor
Area of Expertise: 
registered with ACC for sensitive claims and for physical injuries
Contact: 
http://kamocounselling.weebly.com/contact.html

Dee Jones

David Flaws

Position: 
Counsellor
Area of Expertise: 
workplace issues, couple’s issues, and men’s issues with depression and anxiety

David Flaws

Katy Edmonds

Position: 
Counsellor
Area of Expertise: 
depression, anxiety, life transitions, parenting issues, anger and trauma and grief
Contact: 
0272531764 or katydidtherapy@orcon.net.nz

Katy Edmonds -  Dip Counselling, Cert Trauma Studies, Member of the New Zealand association of counsellors, Associate member of AANZPA

Anglican Church Office

58 Hokianga Road, Dargaville

Phone 0272531764

Email: katydidtherapy@orcon.net.nz

I have worked as a counsellor and group facilitator for over eighteen years in Auckland and Northland.

Trish Gledhill

Position: 
Occupational Therapist
Area of Expertise: 
trauma, abuse, anxiety and addictions

Trish Gledhill - Dip Occ Therapy (CIT, Wgtn), Post Grad Dip Child Advocacy (Dist, Otago University, NZ), MA Childhood and Youth Studies (Dist, Otago University, NZ).

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