Wonita Woolhouse

  • The Chat Room, 165 Harewood Road, Papanui, Christchurch 8052
  • Email: wonita.woolhouse@gmail.com
  • Web: www.chatroomtherapy.org.nz
  • Phone: 021 02827104
  • QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 2014 – 2016 Certified Transactional Analyst specialized in Psychotherapy (CTA-Psychotherapy), Psychotherapy Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (PBANZ) Registered Psychotherapist
    • 2008 – 2016 Post Grad Diploma with Distinction endorsed in Mental Health(PGDipMNH)
    • 1996 – 1999 Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy) (BHSc(Occ.Ther)
    • 2009 – 2013 Gestalt Psychotherapy
    • 2012 National Certificate in Maori (Te Waharoa)
    • 1996 – 1999 Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy) (BHSc(Occ.Ther)

    MEMBERSHIPS:

    • Occupational Therapy New Zealand – Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa (OTNZ-WNA)
    • Psychotherapy Board of New Zealand (PBANZ); Registered Psychotherapist
    • Aotearoa New Zealand Transactional Analysis Association (ANZTAA)
    • International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA)
    • Infant Mental Health Association Aotearoa New Zealand (IMHAANZ)

    ACCREDITATIONS:

    • ACC approved Psychotherapist
    • Registered Psychotherapist
    • Registered Occupational Therapist
    • Certified Sensory Integration Therapist
    EMPLOYMENT:            

    • May 2017 – present: ‘The Chat Room’ Private Practice
      Certified Transactional Analyst, Registered Psychotherapist
    • Jan 2014 – Dec 2017: Petersgate Counselling Centre
      Certified Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist (contracted)
    • Feb 2012 – June 2013: Womens Centre, Christchurch
      Counsellor (Student Placement)
    • Nov 2011 – July 2012: Specialist Clinician STOP Children’s Programme
      Christchurch
    • Feb 2008 – Oct 2011: Paediatric Occupational Therapist
      Child, Youth and Family Specialty Service (with 12 months maternity leave from Nov 2010) (Whakatata House), Christchurch
    • July 1999 – Dec 2002: Occupational Therapist
      – Seabrook McKenzie Centre (Private)
      – Child, Youth and Family Specialty Service
      – Forensic Psychiatry
    EXPERIENCE:               

    • Almost 20 years in mental health service delivery.
    • Areas of special interest include trauma, suicide and sexual violence, prevention and advocacy work, Perinatal and Infant Mental Health, and Autism.
    • Sensory integration and somatosensory approaches to trauma as well as neurosciences.