Nina Te Momo

Nina Te Momo, MA in Social Work, Diploma in Counselling

Nina is a Registered Social Worker with 20+ years experience, mostly in Adult Mental Health Services (inc. Perinatal support), but also in Women’s Refuge, Family Services, and Private Practice (inc. ACC Sensitive Claims Social Work and Whakarongorau Aotearoa Counselling). Nina’s main qualification is in Social Work (MA in Social Work, South Wales, UK) but also has the added benefit of a Diploma in Counselling.

Nina is a down to earth, compassionate Practitioner who places great importance on creating a safe, respectful space to provide support through life’s challenges. Values of manaakitanga and whanaungatanga are integral to Nina’s practice. Nina has an understanding of how trauma can have a significant impact on your connection with your self, your whanau / significant others and your community network and can walk alongside you to re-build connections and help break cycles of intergenerational trauma.

Nina embraces Te Whare Tapa Whā as an underpinning holistic model of health and well-being considering the interconnectedness of Tinana (physical), Hinengaro (mental & emotional), Whānau (family, social), Wairua (spiritual) and Whenua (land, roots) dimensions. Nina is interested in supporting individuals to access nature as a therapeutic environment and also wherever possible consider animal assisted therapy. Nina continues to keep up to date with best practice through ongoing training in trauma informed somatic and attachment relationship modalities.