Whakakoro te maunga
Rotokakahi te awa
Morehu te marae
Te Uri o Tai te hapu
Te Rarawa te iwi
No Pawarenga ahau
Tena koutou katoa, nga mihi nui ki a koutou. Nau mai, haere mai. Haere mai ki raro i te kaupapa o tenei mahi a ra, haka koikoi hinengaro, haka koikoi wairua, haka koikoi tinana, haka koikoi whanau. No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena ra tatou katoa.
I am a Maori clinical psychologist working on the Gold Coast and have experience working with whanau here in Australia and in New Zealand. I have also been a member of the bicultural standing comittee for the New Zealand Psychological Society.
If you are a Maori whanau living on the Gold Coast I am here to support you should you need psychological counselling. I draw heavily upon tikanga values such as manakitanga, aroha, awhi and tautoko in my role as a psychologist. I have been working closely with a number of Maori clients at Maia Psychological Services supporting whanau not only to cope with mental health issues but also the challenges of living away from whenua and whanau. The wider society in Australia is very different from New Zealand and the adjustment at times can be difficult for all members of a whanau. If you are seeking support that is guided by tikanga Maori please do not hesitate to contact me.