Waitākere College

Two New Staff Join Our Counselling Team

Meet our two new Counsellors at Waitākere College.

Heidi Burris (pictured left) "After teaching for 15 years, I started working as a counsellor in 2023. I have two young children, and in my free time, I love to read, spend time with my family and go camping. The way I work as a counsellor is called narrative therapy. When we meet, we will talk, as much as you want to, about what is happening for you. We will also talk about your hopes and what will support and grow your hopes. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your stories."

Patricia Aguilera (pictured right) "I am a mother of two and have worked in counselling and social fields for over 15 years. I have a special interest in all areas of grief, loss, and trauma. My counselling approach is strengths-integrated based on person-centred and narrative therapy. I enjoy working with children and young people, however, I have extensive experience working with adults of all ages. I enjoy diversity."

We welcome you both to the team here at Waitākere College.