Richard Black

Richard is the founder and director of Mind Health. He is sought after as a counsellor, coach and communicator, and has been involved in people work for over 25 years. Richard has the knack of being able to communicate complex issues in a way that is practical and easy to understand. Through his counselling, training, and public speaking he helps people enhance their thinking, be proactive in relationships, and thrive in life.  He has authored two books: Centred: Knowing who you are in an off-balanced world, and There’s a Happy Moon in My Side (children's book).

BA, BD, MCouns (Distinction), MNZAC


Hazel Prickett

Hazel counsels adults, teenagers, couples and families, and has a special knack working with children. Her experience as a primary school teacher and leadership coach adds to her knowledge and understanding.

DipTch, BEd, DipCouns, PMNZAC


Charlotte Cummings

Charlotte has spent the last 15 years working as a counsellor and as a manager of community based mental health services. She enjoys helping people find the insights they need to experience change in their lives. Her style is warm, encouraging, and direct. She works with adults, children and couples.

Charlotte is also an experienced and qualified clinical supervisor and she provides supervision to other counsellors, health professionals, and people working in community-based roles. She has a particular interest in supporting counsellors in training and those in management roles. Charlotte is also an accredited Gallup StrengthsFinder coach.

B.A., BCouns, CertClinSup, PGDipHealSc.


Chris Dalglish

Chris enjoys working with adults to help them overcome obstacles and enhance their wellbeing. He also has many years’ experience working in the commercial sector and with government organisations. Chris is passionate about working with leaders, teams and individuals to grow productivity. He has particular skills in the areas of leadership development, communication, conflict resolution and emotional wellbeing. Chris is currently completing his Master’s in Counselling.

B.Eng, CertREBT, CertAdultEd, DipCoaching, CertCouns, MBA


Laura Hanna

Laura loves working with people from a variety of ages and backgrounds. She has a particular interest and training in mental health and addictions counselling. Laura is both astute and highly relatable. It is her passion to see people grow in their overall wellbeing.

BTheol, DipMH, BCouns, PMNZAC


Joanne Ballingall

Joanne has a wonderful ability to work with adults, adolescents and children. She is compassionate and insightful. Joanne has been in ministry and knows the pressures many face in caring for others. She also desires to support parents in their role of parenting, and has an engaging way of working with children. Her aim is to help people gain the insights they need to thrive in life.

DipMin, BA (Psych), BCouns, PMNZAC


Steve Gwyn

Steve is passionate about counseling people of all ages, helping them to find freedom in their thoughts, emotions, and relationships. He has a special interest in counseling areas such as grief, emotions, burn-out, and conflict resolution. With many years’ experience in leadership and communication, he also keen to help leaders remain emotionally healthy and resilient.

DipMin, Dip Couns


Kirstie Wilton

Kirstie has had many years of experience working in management with diverse groups of people. She is keen to help people change, and see them equipped to overcome what life throws at them.  She counsels adults, teenagers, couples and families, and has a soft spot for the older generation. Kirstie sees children from 10 years of age.



Kirsty Moore

Dr Kirsty Moore is an expert in the areas of adult psychology and self-harm. Her personal experience with self-harm, combined with a strong academic background gives her a unique perspective on the topic. She is passionate about helping young people and families who are facing various kinds of mental distress. Kirsty is a keynote speaker who is adept at presenting complex topics in an understandable way that equips people with practical skills.



Jennifer Black

Jennifer Black is our administrator. She operates mainly behind the scenes keeping everything running well and making everyone else look good. She'll be the one to answer your questions.


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