WHARE 4 WHANAU PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR / REGISTERED COUNSELLOR
Kiaora, my name is Diahla, I am a mother of 5 girls, a nanny to 1 moko boy and a wife of 30+ years. We moved from Piopio to Tauranga in 2006 to give our family more opportunities a small rural town could not provide. Since living here, I have completed a Small Business Management Course and my Bachelor of Counselling which has led me to my ideal job as a Programme Co-ordinator and Counsellor with TTW.
I have been involved in 3 Women’s Empowerment Program over the last 2yrs in TTW. Wahine Toa as a co-facilitator, Kotahi Whanau as the developer and facilitator and now Program Coordinator for Whare4Whanau Warrant of Fitness. All 3 programs have always been focussed on empowering our women in our emergency housing to become agents of change. I am passionate about empowering and supporting our women and it is a huge privilege to be on this journey with them.
I am also a Counsellor, Provisionally Registered with NZAC and have worked with youth, adults, elderly and families. However, now I work solely with adult individuals working with a wide range of issues that include but not exclusive to: Grief & loss, depression, relationship issues, suicide, anxiety and separation. My main therapeutic approaches are Client Centred, Solution Focussed and Strength Base as I am a firm believer that beyond issues are resources of strengths, abilities and resiliencies.