Our People - S
Shelley Walker - MNZAC
I have been working in the Social Service Sector for nearly fifteen years. My current work includes managing the Central Hub for Autism New Zealand and I also have a part time Counselling Practice.
My counselling work includes working with people through trauma, depression, stress, anxiety, change, goal setting, anger, self-esteem, grief/loss, communication and motivation.
I am also on the Membership Committee for the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. We meet every quarter and help support the association with necessary changes moving forward. This includes policies and procedures, the processes for membership and any other concerns internally and externally connected to the association.
In my practice I use a mix of counselling modalities to meet the needs of my client. It is an honour to walk someone’s personal journey with them and provide support through a difficult time in their life.
Stewart (Stew) Best
Stewart brings many years experience of social work and counseling for blokes to his role with Male Support Services Waikato. He is a keen fisherman and spends his spare time mucking about with an old house and spending time with family.
I'm in my late fifties, self-employed tradie. I have had a lifelong personal journey dealing with a wide variety of challenges. From very low self-esteem and confidence, failed relationships, isolation and loneliness, identity issues (who am I and where do I fit?), chronic depression and everything else in-between.
I have a strong passion to support men of all ages. To use my own experiences and to help and bring hope wherever it is needed.