‘ Ka oranga te tangata, Ka oranga te whanau, Ka ora tonu nga hapori katoa
(Healthy Men, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities) (Tom Moke)
Our People - K
My early years as a child were in the Horowhenua region where my Father was the youth aid officer for the Police. My love of the beach and the river as a child are still with me today where I love to swim and fish. I now live in Hamilton, have three adult children and four grandchildren. I have been counselling for 5 years and hold a Bachelor of Counselling and ACC accreditation and am a victim support counsellor. Abuse and trauma change the way the brain functions and I am committed to ongoing training and research so I can best support those in pain.
My foundational belief is in the power of relationship to heal, “sexual abuse happens in isolation and healing happens in relationship”. My passion is to walk with survivors on their journey creating a collaborative approach where they feel safe, accepted, listened to and supported.
Hi my name is Kirsty Dempster-Rivett and I am a Clinical Psychologist. I have been a supporter of MSSAT since it first began and am honoured to provide ongoing support for this important, and much needed, area of men's wellbeing.