Our Philosophy

In our service we work with a holistic philosophy where we believe that wellbeing is about being healthy physically, mentally, spiritually, and having loving and supportive family relationships.
This means we understand the impact that physical or spiritual illness can have on mental wellbeing, and will be able to adjust therapy accordingly. We are available to work with people from all ethnicities, faiths, sexual orientations, ages, and disabilities.


Dr Celia Falchi

Celia is a registered psychologist and a full member of the New Zealand Psychological Society.  She has trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. She also has over 8 years of experience in working with families specialising with parenting and child behaviour using the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program. Celia has special interest in Motor Stereotypies Disorder, Autism, ADHD,  and attachment between parents and their children.

Her specialist areas include:

  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Child behaviour
  • Assisting families how to cope and manage children's behaviours when they have ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, or Motor Stereotypies Disorders.
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety, related disorders and stress
  • Depression

Qualifications & Membership:
BA (Hons) in psychology
Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology - Massey University
Postgraduate Diploma of Psychological Practice - Massey University
Member of the New Zealand Psychological Society
Member of the Australasian Association for Solution Focused Brief Therapy


Trust Board:

Rev. Lance Lukin - Chairperson

Rev. Andrea Lukin

May-ana Tirikatene-Sullivan

Flora McIntre