“Nā te raranga te kete tuatinitini e waihanga hei tiaki i ngā taonga e kawea” -
Through weaving many strands a basket is formed to protect what's within
Here at Waitakere College, we offer a range of services to promote the health and wellbeing (Hauora) of our students.
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Introducing The Guidance Team at Waitakere College - they are here to help YOU.
Head Of Counselling
M.Couns, PgDipEdLead, GradDipTchg, BA, MNZAC
Kia ora. I'm privileged to have worked with taiohi in schools for many years - firstly as a teacher and in management roles, before retraining and working as a counsellor for more than a decade. As the Head of our Waitākere team of counsellors, I am passionate about how our work as manaaki strengthens young people's hononga both to improve their wellbeing and educational outcomes.
I’m a Dad of 3, have taught for eight years, and continue teaching music part-time. I have been working as a counsellor for 8 years and love working with young people, helping them sort out their worries.
I am a Mum to four young adults. I love helping people identify and reconnect with the strengths within themselves, their whānua, and their culture. In reconnecting with these people are better resourced to tackle life's challenges.
I have worked in the area of mentoring young people for 10 years, it is an area that is challenging and inspiring.
How do you make an appointment?
To self-refer, send an email to: [email protected] or [email protected]
Or go to Support Services during interval or lunchtime, fill out a referral form and give it to Katie Griff. If her door is shut, give it to another counsellor or post it under her door.
Or you can ask a teacher or your parents to refer you.