Warena - Counsellor - Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Lorraine Warena

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand




I build rapport quickly using person centred modal. My timing is in tune with where the client is at, reflecting, mirroring, trusting, providing safety and education as needed. I like to discuss and explore issues with an inquisitive enquiry using the resources that the client comes with to find their own solutions to their issues. I use other modalities to support counselling goals and Te Reo Maori when appropriate,when working with Maori people.

Work History


-Geneva Health


Helper for kaumatua group-Te Puna Oranga

Flourish-Mental Health

Community Work:
• Ngati Tuwharetoa whanau, hapu, and iwi
• Te Hepara Pai-church duties, catering, church duties
• Helper for kaumatua group-Te Puna Oranga
• Otautahi Women's Refuge meetings
• Rapaki Marae restoration work
• Oenuku Marae- weaving
• Kohanga reo-kaiawhina Rehua marae, Te Rangimarie marae, Kaiapoi Kohanga Reo
• Youth offending Support worker to Te Puna Oranga youth programmes, young woman's self-defense group


Shame Workshop-New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association

training as a student to receive education about Shame, if we work with our own shame we might do better to understand what clients bring

Depression and Anxiety

tools learned at workshop for depression and anxiety for role as a counsellor

member only

New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association Conference

Loss and grief workshop
• Abortion, loss and trauma
• Working cross culturally

2012 Attachments workshop-Dr Ruth McConnell


Modals of Stopping Violence

training received in this area

Elder Abuse and Neglect


Counselor Practitioner

I didn't have a job title at CPIT, the role of whanau, hapu and iwi provided treaty education though I have completed a Treaty of Waitangi Education

Treaty of Waitangi-Christchurch Polytechnic

Institute of Technology

2006-2010 Te Reo Maori Levels 1-6
2008 Transforming Family Violence

Enrolled Nurse

Christchurch Public Hospital

I worked with a full caseload under the discretion of a registered nurse. My last ward surgical, I was responsible for providing aftercare to patients who received minor to moderate surgery. Monitoring their vital recordings, assisting and supporting their needs, reporting to R/N any significant changes, administering medication, checking IV fluids, measuring input and out recordings, writing notes appropriately, dealing with clients in a safe and appropriate way. Networking with other team members-contacting relatives or significant others, attending to professional training or researching-getting involved with committees of surgical value to the ward I worked and reporting new changes or taking surgical issues to meetings to share and discuss. Organising meetings for multidisciplinary teams, clients and their families.

Qualifications & Certifications

Diploma of counselling, Pre health courses

Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

Hagley High School

Tongariro High School

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