About Us

All our Counsellors are skilled and experienced with professional Counselling qualifications and are full members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC). Meet our team:

Anna Sophia

Anna Sophia

B.A. (Social Science) Diploma Counselling MNZAC
Director & Counsellor

I have been the Director at the Centre for fourteen years. I am an experienced Counsellor and Interactive Drawing Therapist. I have extensive experience in advancing community organisations.

“I believe that affordable Counselling should be available to anyone who seeks it and I am very proud that we have created an environment where this is possible”.

Lynley Le Pine-Roulston

Lynley Le-Pine-Roulston

Diploma Counselling. Cert REBT. MNZAC
Counsellor

I have worked at the Centre for eight years. I am a Narrative Therapist and have also trained in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. I also work as a contract Counsellor for the NZ Aids Foundation.

“I love working at The Counselling Centre in Marton. I believe that the work we do here is invaluable and the community is fantastic. It’s truly rewarding work”.

Sherina Nicol

Sherina Nicol

Diploma Counselling. Cert REBT. MNZAC
Counsellor

I have been a Counsellor for eleven years and have worked at the Centre for three years. I am a Narrative Therapist and have also trained in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy.

“I always endeavour to work with clients in a way that enhances strengths, resilience and self-awareness and enables healthy growth and change.”

As a non-profit Incorporated Society, our management committee is made up of local community members.
The committee comprise of:

Judy McConachy    Chairperson

Angela Coleman   Secretary

Maureen Fenton    Treasurer

Normia Luoni

Laura Katene

Josie Bismark

Deirdre Klue

Recent studies show that 1/5 of people in New Zealand suffer from depression with the effects felt throughout families, workplaces and communities.

We make sure that our services are sensitive to the differing cultural needs within our communities.

Anna Sophia

Director, Counselling Centre