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 (Healthy Men, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities) (Tom Moke)

 

MALE SUPPORT SERVICES

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Glenn Walker

Glenn has worked as Counsellor since 2002. He has worked with Taumarunui counselling, Otorohanga, counselling services, in schools, general counselling and sensitive claims, abuse etc. Glenn has worked with three Dual Diagnosis client support agencies over the past 16 years with a 6-month appointment as a Service Delivery Manager in a dual diagnosis. His interests professionally are wellness for personal, community, and growth. Glenn’s practice is underpinned with a Client Centred/Te Whare Tapa Wha approach with a focus on working alongside people in their endeavours to become who they really want to become.Glenn uses therapies such as sand tray and puppets, EFT and IDT when appropriate, assisting clients to focus more deeply on their person requirements for growth. Cognitive Behavioural, Solution focussed, and Gestalt therapy, combined with deepening therapies are the overriding approaches for matching the client to their needs are implemented when and where they are of use to client growth and/or understanding. 

Respect for individuality is paramount in his practice.  Glenn works with all people of all ages from all walks of life, genders and cultures with an approach which treasures “unconditional positive regard”. Some of the issues Glenn works with are depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-exploration, trauma, all forms of abuse, anger, self-esteem, life coaching, and alcohol and drug assessment with treatment planning focus as well as an understanding of how to work with clients with pervasive disorders. Personal Growth is his primary objective for his clients.  Glenn’s approach is all clients will be assisted to the best of his ability. Glenn is happy to refer to other professionals as maybe necessary for clients’ wellbeing. As trauma and abuse are often driving clients difficulties Glenn has a major interest in the therapy required in this field to assist people to live more comfortably with the past; being able to move toward a productive happy future more readily.

Qualifications:

Dip Counselling WINTEC. Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences WINTEC (Counselling). Advanced Cert. Alcohol and Other Drugs WELTEC. Cert N.L.P.  A.H.T.I. (Auckland). Dual diagnosis Training (CLT Hamilton). Intellectual disability training (CLT Hamilton). Idea services training. IDT; 1 & 2, Cert; Family Therapy 123, cert Abuse & Recovery HD&T,  Meditation; HD&T. Weight management & Body images; Judy Lightstone   As well as several short courses in understanding and coping with diagnosable mental health difficulties. Level 2 support cert plus multiple short courses in supporting people with impeding disabilities Registered with EAP services and Victim support.

Professional Affiliation:

Glenn is a full Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

 

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