Melanie Wong
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Dr Melanie Wong


PhD (UC), MCouns (UoA), MEd (Waikato), PGDipCounsTh (UoA), GCCCS (MIT), BEd (AUT)

He tangata kē koutou, he tangata kē mātou,
Engari I tēnei wā, tātou tatou e.

You are diverse, we are diverse, but in the final analysis, we all belong.

I originally trained as a teacher before I became interested in counselling. However, my professional and personal experiences have motivated me to be a counsellor.

I am a fully registered teacher, a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and a member of SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of The Gifted). I am also a registered counsellor for Gumboot Friday.

I trained as an Interactive Drawing Therapist (IDT) and held an advanced IDT certificate. I also trained as a Dream Therapist.

I have an extensive interest in giftedness and researching this through a holistic approach.

I hold a PhD from the University of Canterbury, a Master of Counselling from the University of Auckland, Master of Education from the University of Waikato, a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Theory from the University of Auckland, a Graduate Certificate in Cross-cultural Supervision at Manukau Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Education from Auckland University of Technology.

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Mel can help you with:

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