MEET OUR ACC SENSITIVE CLAIMS TEAM (ASCT)

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SAM ANDERSON

Counsellor - Franklin, AKL

Sam works as an ACC Sensitive Claims counsellor, and has worked extensively as a counsellor for a number of years with the primary focus being to strengthen the well-being of the individual, couples and families. Sam is also the Director of Freedom Counselling Ministries, as well as the author and producer of the Freedom manuals. Sam is passionate about helping others gain freedom within their lives.

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RAYNOR HUIA

Counsellor - Hastings

Raynor was born and raised in Flaxmere, Hastings. She is married with four children and four mokopuna (grandchildren). She has worked as a guidance counsellor, a prison Addictions Facilitator in a Kaupapa Māori pilot programme with Rangatahi. She currently works with children, youth and adults in the harmful sexual behaviour space. Raynor began her learning about Mahi Wairua from a traditional source and integrates this traditional healing practice into her mahi.

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HELEN BRYANT

Counsellor - Hastings

Helen works with youth (12-18) and adults.

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CATHERINE SIMWINGA

Counsellor - Hamilton

Catherine's specialty areas include grief, and supporting men re-entering society after incarceration. Catherine has worked as an oncology nurse, counsellor and pastor for a number of years and brings a wealth of knowledge from these fields. She is a wife and mother with three adult children. As an immigrant, she brings knowledge and understanding of the stress that migration brings.

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DR. T MELANIE LAKE 
MNZCCP

Clinical Psychologist - Hamilton

Melanie is an experienced Clinical Psychologist, having worked full-time since 2001 in private, public, hospital, military, and university settings. Melanie works with adults and her areas of interest are primarily the psychological assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, and stress / trauma-related conditions, for which she uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT).

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DANIEL MOLESWORTH

Counsellor - Hamilton

Daniel offers practical, solution based counselling that doesn't end when you leave the counselling space. He offers a wide range of counselling services for individuals, couples, and youth in the areas of addiction, abuse, grief, and general mental health support.

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REBECCA GREEN

Counsellor - Hamilton

Rebecca has been practicing as a Counsellor since 2000 and is experienced working with men, women and teenagers (12+) from a diverse range of cultures. She offers a wide range of counselling strategies to suit the needs of each client using a strengths based approach and a person centred framework. Her overall ethos is to help clients build emotional resilience and strengthen internal resources to promote a better quality of life and reduce distress. She works in the areas of trauma, mental health, addictions, domestic violence, LGBTQAI+, grief/loss and chronic illness. Rebecca offers face to face counselling as well as online Zoom/Skype or telephone appointments

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VICKIE TUAU

Counsellor - Hamilton

Vickie works as an ACC sensitive claims counsellor and has worked in the area
of sexual harm for 20 years, in an agency and in private practice.

She works with adults and youth.

She is passionate in assisting others to live a happier and more fulfilled life.
She also works with: trauma, domestic violence, relationship difficulties, lack of
confidence/self-worth, stress, anxiety, depression, self-harm, grief and loss,

anger management, and coping with life changes.
Vickie offers: in person and telehealth counselling.

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LYNDA DICKSON

Social Worker - Waikato

Located in Hamilton, Lynda is able to travel within the Waikato if required.
Lynda has 15 years Community based social work experience, and ACC Sensitive Claims experience since 2016.
Dip. Social Work, Dip. Child Protection, Registered Social Worker

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SUE SIMISTER

Social Worker - Waikato

My almost 20 years as a Social Worker in NZ has enabled me to work alongside people and whanau across a broad spectrum of situations. Over the past few years I have been privileged to be able to gather my knowledge and experience to support clients who are travelling their healing road through ACC therapy.

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WANT TO WORK WITH US?

Check your eligibility here, and then complete your expression of interest form here

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch

 

MEET OUR WAIKATO COMMUNITY SUPPORT TEAM (WCST)

Our growing team of Waikato counsellors and support staff are here to help.

 
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JONO NESDALE

Counsellor - Hamilton

"Being a survivor of depression myself, I've experienced first hand the importance in having the right person to talk to. I believe wholeheartedly in the benefits of discussing in depth our experiences of life, the things that make us who we are, the troubles we face, our visions for the future and the goals we want to achieve."

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DENISE GERRING

Counsellor - Hamilton

Denise works with adults and youth. 'I have a passion for people realising their value and worth. I have a real heart for teens and youth and the challenges they face. My experience is in working with single parent families and youth. As a counsellor I acknowledge the courage and strength it takes to take the first step towards counselling.

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CATHERINE SIMWINGA

Counsellor - Hamilton

Catherine's specialty areas include grief, and supporting men re-entering society after incarceration. Catherine has worked as an oncology nurse, counsellor and pastor for a number of years and brings a wealth of knowledge from these fields. She is a wife and mother with three adult children. As an immigrant, she brings knowledge and understanding of the stress that migration brings.

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ANDREW HOPKINS

Counsellor - Hamilton

Andrew is part of our Community Support Team (CST). Andrew works with adults and
youth.

"As a counsellor I acknowledge the courage and strength it takes to take the first step
towards counselling."