Qualifications and Professional Memberships

MCouns  (Master of Counselling) First Class Honours.

PGCertProfSup (Post Graduate Certificate Professional Supervision)

MNZAC (Member, registered with the New Zealand Association of Counsellors)    2005 – present.

Professional Disclosure Statement

As a member, registered with NZAC I work in accordance with the NZAC Code of ethics. I hold a current practice certificate (renewed annually) and I ensure safe practice through attending regular professional supervision for both my counselling and supervision work. Ongoing professional development ensures that my work meets professional standards and is up to date with current developments in the counselling field. For further information about NZAC Code of ethics click here

International and local experience

My journey into the counselling profession began in Hamilton with Workplace Support (now Vitae) where I offered onsite support to employees in a range of workplaces (1997-2000). Moving to the University of Waikato to work as a student consultant for international students drew on my earlier experiences of working and living in Asia for 8 years. After completing the Master of Counselling degree at the University of Waikato (2006) I took up a full time position as a qualified counsellor at the University (2007-2009). More recently, an exciting opportunity to work internationally to establish a professional counselling service for students and staff for the University of Nottingham Ningbo China extended my professional experience in a culturally diverse, international context (2009-2015).

Working with Diversity

I consider it a privilege to have worked as a colleague and as a counsellor with people from many different cultural/ethnic backgrounds. These opportunities have enriched both my personal and professional life and it is my hope that those who work with me will experience an honouring of their cultural/ethnic heritage.

Hamilton Counselling - Contact Gayle Chell -  021 295 0593