Jenny, a New Zealand Maori, was working in church-based pastoral care for 20 years before studying for her Bachelor of Counselling.
She works full-time as a counsellor with the team at Drug-ARM Christchurch and continues to work in congregational pastoral care. Jenny’s work at Drug-ARM is primarily one-to-one counselling with Addiction, Drug and Alcohol and/or homeless clients, as well as facilitating creative therapy groups. Jenny is also a member of the Executive Committee for the New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association.
She is an artist and enjoys incorporating creative arts into her therapeutic practice as well as painting and writing.
Jenny is married to David, and they have 7 children and 4 grandchildren.