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He Ngakau Tamariki offers skilled and professional therapeutic opportunities for children and young people from three years old upwards.

Birthed out of a Te Aroha Noa long-term interest in working with children, He Ngakau Tamariki has emerged as a group of skilled and professional practitioners who are passionate about seeing children experience emotional and psychological healing and growth.

For all enquiries or to make a referral please call (06) 358 2255 or email reception@tearohanoa.org.nz

Here is a brief introduction to our team:

Rachel Oliver is passionate about tamariki and is committed to journeying with them in the pursuit of mauri ora.  She has trained as a primary school teacher and completed her bi-cultural social work degree through Te Wananga O Aotearoa at the end of 2013.  Her work is guided by the phrase “whakarongo ki te reo o ngā tamariki (Listen to the voice of the children) and her passion to see children thrive.




Anne-Marie Osborne has worked as a Family/Whānau worker at Te Aroha Noa for four years. She has an enduring passion for creative, artistic work with tamariki and rangatahi. Anne-Marie utilises Interactive Drawing Therapy as a tool to uncover and grow strengths, resources, and resiliency in tamariki and rangatahi. 




Karen Gillam has a degree in counselling and is ACC registered.  She has trained in Emotionally Focussed Therapy and IDT.  Her passion is seeing the change and hope that counselling can offer, and she works in a variety of different ways, designed to suit the needs of the client.


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Kirstie Brooking is passionate about working with young people however she connects well with all ages through her warm and friendly manner. She is currently in the third year of her studies towards a Bachelor of Counselling through Bethlehem Tertiary Institute.