We are privileged to have such an outstanding group of Trustees on our H4Y team. Click on their names for more information and why they choose to be on our board. As well as that – our list of professional and core volunteers grows weekly. If you would like to become a core volunteer or mentor at H4Y, please contact us.
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Trustees & Board members
We’re so privileged to have Jacolize on our team. Jacolize is currently working as the Children and Families Ministry Facilitator for the Anglican Diocese of Auckland. Jacolize specialises in care and protection of our young people and is trained in creating safety action plans for our many events.
“I'm passionate about encouraging others and in particular youth, to reach and fulfill their potential. That’s why I eagerly took up the role of being an active board member with H4Y and are also now a trained mentor/ facilitator with the team” - Jacolize
We are currently building what we believe will be an outstanding counseling team for H4Y. Our team members are handpicked to cover the holistic needs of young male and females and their family and Whanau. Counseling needs are always varied for any person and sometimes more so for youth and young adults. We are aiming to cover most aspects of the struggles young people face in NZ From some of the basics of identity and family strife - through to the more complex issues of depression, eating disorders, self harm and addiction. We are also committed to helping teens with the other “invisible illnesses” such as Autism, Dyspraxia and Aspergers syndrome.
We partner with our counselors in that they will volunteer their professional services to H4Y youth and the trust will then in some circumstances subsidise their fees in some cases where funding is no longer available from main stream funders. We are currently working to add a family/Whanau specialist counselor as well as a specialist grief and trauma counselor.
Our current counselor’s on board are as follows:
Aspergers, Adolescents and Addictions
BA, MCounselling(Hons), PGDipEd (Counselling), Dip.Tchg, GradDip Psych.Studies (Psychotherapy).
Provisional Member NZAC, Reg. Teacher
Dave is highly experienced in his various specialised areas of counseling and as well as having his own part time practice – Dave is employed by Avondale college as a school counselor. We are extremely grateful for Dave being on our team and for having such a focus and passion to help our special needs teens.
You can contact Dave directly – firstname.lastname@example.org
Grad dip in psychotherapy
Pbanz registered psychotherapist
Victoria was at Segar House for two years as part of her training focusing specifically in DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy). As part of that, Victoria ran DBT skills workshops. Victoria has specialised in borderline personality disorder, and working with teenagers who have suicidal thinking and self harm. She is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy which aims to help people understand the underlying causes to symptoms such as anxiety and depression, mood disorders and eating disorders. H4Y is extremely grateful to have Victoria as one of our team counselors and especially the work she is doing with our girls.
You can contact Victoria directly – email@example.com
We have included their contact details so please feel free to contact them directly. Please note however, if you are looking for funding support, please contact us prior at firstname.lastname@example.org.