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Our Hapū


Alex Mahrla

Counsellor and Social Worker

My passion is supporting people to grow and thrive so they can live their best lives without being restricted by trauma. I provide tools and strategies to address trauma and its challenges.

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Santana Mackey

Counsellor and Social Worker

My passion is supporting whānau toward nurturing their sense of tino rangatiratanga and mana motuhake. My katiakitanga approach embodies strength-based and solution focused care whilst using states of mauri to navigate trauma and support Oranga Tonutanga (continued well-being).


Cas Gillespie

Counsellor and Social Worker


I work with rangatahi and adults to support their holistic wellness from a strength-based, solution focused and trauma informed lens. 

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Catherine Clarke



My passion is supporting people to navigate life challenges to enable growth. I believe building a trusting relationship is paramount to support positive change. My approach is person-centered, trauma-informed, and solution focused therapy. 

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Lynda Soper

Counsellor and Social Worker


I have 20 years’ experience in social services. I work from a trauma informed and strengths based perspective.

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Dr Alison Jones

Clinical Psychologist

Alison is our warm, compassionate and gentle psychologist who does all our supported assessments at Haumanu Hapū.

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