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Meet our team

Experienced and professional staff

Our group of experienced Child and Family Psychologists, Social Workers and Counsellors aim to collaboratively support you, and your whānau, to achieve your wellbeing goals. 

Our team of professional therapists have the skills and experience to help you find a sense of meaning, belonging and identity.

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Nadia Dick

Team Leader/Counsellor (BTh, M.Couns)

Nadia is an integrated counsellor who applies a number of modalities to her work, although she has a particular orientation towards Solution Focused-Brief Therapy. This is a present-future approach which looks at where you are now, what you might like to be different and a way to get there.

Nadia enjoys working alongside children and whānau, teenagers, and couples, as they work towards their best hopes for a happier future. Nadia is passionate about presenting relevant and practical communication and wellbeing information in workplaces, and offering parenting strategies in schools and community settings. Nadia is also a qualified mediator.

Nadia and her family now live in Ōtautahi but have previously resided in a number of places around the world including Kampala, Cairns and the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Nadia loves cooking, travelling and coffee catch ups with friends.

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Abbey Glass

Clinical Social Worker (BSW)

Abbey is a registered social worker providing adult, child and family support. She has over 7 years’ experience in this area, working in both the not-for-profit and education sectors.

Abbey uses a therapeutic approach and is particularly influenced by Narrative Therapy, using this as a base to support individuals to navigate challenges in their lives, to experience improved overall wellbeing.

Abbey particularly enjoys working with adults and children/tamariki who are experiencing feelings of worry or anxiety and other unsettling emotions. Abbey is passionate about assisting people to improve their relationships with others. Within families/whānau, Abbey uses her knowledge of parenting strategies to allow parents to experience more positive relationships with their children.

Outside of work, Abbey enjoys adventures with her young whānau and finding the time to become lost in a good book.

What is a clinical social worker?

A clinical social worker has a focus on evidenced based counselling and therapeutic skills to enhance the overall wellbeing of individuals. Through the use of these skills a clinical social worker seeks to restore and maintain emotional and mental wellbeing to individuals, families and wider communities.

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Chloe Kinajil

Counsellor (BA, MCouns)

Chloe is a counsellor with experience working with children and their whānau with school-based services in both Christchurch and North Canterbury. She also enjoys working with individuals one-on-one who are experiencing challenging thoughts and emotions. She uses an integrated approach to counselling, using a systems-based and solution-focused approach to help shift her client’s mindsets towards their preferred future.

She has recently completed a Masters degree in Counselling from University of Canterbury and has a particular interest in the areas of palliative care, grief and bereavement, anxiety, depression and trauma.

Chloe was born in Sabah, Malaysia and is of mixed Asian descent (Kadazan & Lao). She came to New Zealand in 1990 when her family returned to New Zealand from overseas. She has also travelled extensively, having spent time in Australia, Argentina, France and Fiji. She also enjoys cooking, having been a chef for many years in a previous life, and spending time with her family.

Gabby Begg

Gabby Begg

Child and Family Psychologist (BA, MA, PGDip)

Gabby is a Child and Family Psychologist who enjoys working with children and adolescents who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and other challenging emotions. Gabby also works alongside parents to provide them with the tools to support their own children to live happy and healthy lives.

Gabby has facilitated several parenting programmes, including Incredible Years® and Tuning Into Kids™. Gabby has been able to utilise these strategies with individual parents who may require additional support to meet their children’s ever-changing needs.

Gabby uses a range of evidence-based treatment models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and incorporates elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).

Gabby was born and raised in Christchurch City and enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dog on the beach.

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Kirsten Lloyd-Scott

Group Programme Facilitator

Kirsten has been working in various Presbyterian Support roles as a Family Support worker for nine years. This has included working alongside new parents, tamariki and whānau who have needed extra wellbeing support, and more recently, providing one-on-one advice and guidance to parents. 

She has been trained in delivering Triple P, Tuning Into Kids™ and Tuning Into Teens™ parenting programs, and has facilitated a number of other wellbeing related group interventions. Kirsten is passionate about helping families strengthen their connection and communication with each other in the different seasons of life they face.

Kirsten works in a strengths-based way and is always interested in empowering parents to realise their influence and significance in the lives of their tamariki.

In her spare time, Kirsten loves outdoor adventures with her three teenage children. 

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