Rangiora  |  North Canterbury  |  Aotearoa New Zealand  |  027 600 0093 

     Dip.Couns. MNZCCA Prov
     Cert. Faciliator Supervision 

My training is in Narrative Cognitive Behaviour Therapy along with Creative Therapy and Attachment Theory.  My approach
comes from a hope 
and strength-based framework that is person-centred. My passion is individual and group work with
women and their relationships with self, family/whanau, friends, work mates and in the wider community.  Especially
around mental and spiritual health and wellness.  Some of the struggles may be around:

Anxiety * Grief * Loss * Depression * Abuse * Trauma * Faith * Personal Identity * Sexuality * Attachment * Parenting 

I have been actively involved in the community for nearly thirty years and have facilitated many therapeutic programmes for adults and young people over those years. I have walked alongside disadvantaged children, troubled youth, teenage
and single parents and survivors of trauma and neglect.  These have been in different roles which include mother,
facilitator, supervisor, pastor, wife, manager, friend, daughter, teacher, aunty and more. Sharing life experiences with
women at retreats, workshops and with other large groups has inspired me to empower and encourage others on their
journey through life.  I am currently working in Belfast, Rangiora and wider Canterbury North.


  My fees are affordable and at least 5% of my net income goes to support Hope for the Children who
  contribute towards counselling for children and young people, to whom money may be a barrier.  
  Please also note that for some individuals or fami
lies a WINZ Counselling Allowance may be available.
  Plus there may be other forms of support so please talk about this when you ring or at our first session.  
  Appointments will also be available via Skype - email me and we can set up a date and time.


Hope Community Trust (Rangiora)                                  
Rachel's House Trust (Christchurch)                                www.rachelstrust.org.nz                                             
Post Abortion Trauma Healing Services (Canterbury)    

Belfast Community Network (Christchurch)                    www.belfastcommunitynetwork.org.nz
Wellbeing North Canterbury (Rangiora)                          www.wellbeingnc.org.nz
Christchurch North Elim (Belfast)                                   www.christchurchnorthelim.org.nz
Hope for the Children                                                     www.hopeforthechildren.org.nz


Every person is a unique individual but we are also connected to others.   How a family is made up is also unique.  You may
consider families related by kinship or within a group of friends.  Others talk about being a family within a business
organisation or within a ministry or any group of like-minded 

Within a family group we can all identify with life experiences having its ups and downs. While everything
is up we all seem to carry on along our merry way however some of the downs can 
be difficult to work
through or manage.  Family Freedom Counselling Service was set up to assist individuals and their 
families through those difficult and challenging times. Especially vulnerable individuals and families who have been
affected by trauma and abuse.  I am often amazed at the courage people have to seek support and begin
to walk in freedom.


  • Diploma in Counselling (Dip Couns)
  • Certificate in Facilitator Supervision (cert.SupFac)
  • Certificate in Adult Teaching (cert.AdultTch)
  • Certificate in Health & Safety (cert.H&S)

abide by the Code of Ethics of New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association (NZCCA) and the Health and DisabilityServices Act.  

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If you would like more information please contact me nyrene@familyfreedom.org.nz  Cell 027 600 0093 
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