Russell Blackney

Works from both Waltham, Christchurch and Glentunnel
Phone: 0223508359
Email: russell@ptsdnavigatorsnz.co.nz

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2017 Master of Health Sciences, Canterbury (Men’s Health)
  • 2013 Diploma Health Sciences, Canterbury, (Environments & Health)
  • 2012 B. A. Wellington, (Addiction Studies & counselling)

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Drug & Alcohol Practitioners Association Aotearoa New Zealand (DAPAANZ)
  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: National Center for PTSD

ACCREDITATIONS:

  • ACC approved Sensitive Claims Counsellor
  • WINZ approved Counsellor
  • Registered Addictions Practitioner

EMPLOYMENT:            

  • Private Practice in Canterbury  2019  – Current
  • Independent Practitioner in Christchurch – 2015 to 2018
  • Mental Health & Addictions,  Residential Recovery House Afterhours ‘House Parent’ (on-site live-in)  – 2011 to 2014
  • Student  internships  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Peer Support & Pastoral counselling (volunteer) – 2008 to current

EXPERIENCE:               

  • Lived experience includes overcoming/navigating various addictions, CPTSD, depression, GAD
  • Areas of special interest include Men’s Health, Trauma Counselling, life coaching, and researching and keeping up to date with the latest mainstream and novel, scientific breakthroughs into PTSD, depression, and addiction treatment approaches.