About Me

Lisa-Holden-225x300I am a first generation New Zealander, born and raised in Wellington. My Dad was born in Malaysia and my Mum was born in China. I am one of four children and my husband is one of six. We have three young children, who are amazing, they leave me laughing, smiling and crying (sometimes at the same time). My life revolves around my family.

Qualifications and Experience

I have a Masters Degree of Counselling (M.Couns.) and a Bachelors Degree of Science (Psychology). I am a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).
After completing my M.Couns in 1998, I have worked as a counsellor with individuals and families in community agencies in Masterton and Christchurch. I also worked as a clinician for three years in a residential mental health agency in Christchurch. Most recently, I have been working for a small community agency based in Porirua East.
As a counsellor, I feel so fortunate to meet and work with people who inspire me. Time and again, in consultation with clients, we discover incredible stories of survival, hope and courage.

I am so sorry but am fully booked for the next few months. If you are interested in counselling in Porirua, can I suggest the following agencies:

Te Roopu Awhina (04 238 4091)

North Porirua Care Centre (04 233 1248)

If you are interested in counselling in the Northern Suburbs, can I suggest you try:

The Salvation Army Johnsonville counselling centre (04 477 4853).


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