Wonita Woolhouse

  • The Chat Room, Unit 3, 150 Cavendish Road, Casebrook, Christchurch
  • Email: wonita.woolhouse@gmail.com
  • Web: www.chatroomtherapy.co.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.