The Hope Community Trust runs a professional counselling service in which we aim to provide quality outcomes whilst removing barriers to accessing help with a wide range of issues.
All you need to do is to contact us and we will meet with you to talk about how we can help you. At this time you can work out which of the counsellors may best suit you, what the cost will be, who has referred you and what goals you have. Our service is confidential and all information collected is securely stored.
Gaye White (B. COUNS., MNZCCA)
Counselling Coordinator /Counsellor
Gaye is the co-ordinator and as such does most of the client needs assessments and matching these needs to the counselling staff. She also supervises the counselling team. Gaye has a number of counselling clients with particular interest in broken families and those who feel helpless and isolated. In her spare time she is a keen gardener and recharges with family time
Sue Page (B. COUNS., MNZCCA PROV.)
Sue enjoys working alongside people of all ages including children. The development of self -awareness and a strong identity are a part of her focus. Sue undertook her training at Laidlaw College. Away from work she enjoys outdoor pursuits, time with family and friends and music.
Steve Brown (B. COUNS., DIP. BS., MNZCCA)
Steve Brown’s focus is to help people into greater wholeness, use their strengths and reach their potential. He works primarily with adults, couples and children. Steve has grown up with a farming background and still enjoys the rural life.
Allistair Odgers (B. COUNS., MNZAC PROV.)
Allistair counsels all ages and has a strong background focused on drug and alcohol issues within the North Canterbury area .Like all our team he works with any issue as it comes up. In his spare time he is outdoors, with his family and playing sports.
Lisa Jackson (B. COUNS., NZAC PROFESSIONAL MEMBER)
Lisa works primarily with adults. Her counselling approach incorporates connection and relationship to self and others. Believing we are experts in our own lives, Lisa works alongside others as they navigate through life’s challenges. Lisa settled in NZ after arriving here from the UK in 2011. For relaxation she enjoys the outdoors, nature, fitness and spending time with family.
Johanna’s counselling approach is relational and practical. She works mostly with adults trying to cope with whatever life has thrown their way. Outside of work she unwinds outdoors and with family.