All Counsellors affiliated with Kidz Social Services are members or applicant members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. We abide by NZAC Code of Ethics.

Diana Bush


B.A. M.Ed.(Counselling) (Hons)

Has 20 years’ experience as a Social Worker for Oranga Tamariki and Youthlink. Also worked as a Counsellor in the Franklin community over the last 17 years.

Marguerite Lane-Cooke


B.App.Soc.Sci. (Counselling.)

Also works in Franklin primary schools.

Susan Walter


BSc (Psych. Hons) , M. Couns

New member of our team

Jody Allen

Operations Manager

PG. Cert. Supv., Dip. Counselling

Has worked with families & children in the Franklin community for over 16 years. Court Registered, MOJ approved, experienced in Couples Therapy, & on-going support with domestic violence issues.

Sandra Atkins



Also works with post-natal despression, Anxiety & Pain Management with Adults & Adolescents.

Pat Willams

Registered social worker
ACC Social Worker

Dip. Soc. Wrk.

Janette Eveleigh

Counselling Coordinator

Children & Young People’s Dip. Counselling

Has been part of the team for over 8 years. Also works in primary schools within the Franklin area.

Julie Cullen


P.G. Dip (Counselling)

New member of our team

Rob Nikiel


BA Post Grad Dip in Teaching
Grad Dip Sport & Leisure Studies
Post Grad in Councelling

Member of our team for the last 5 years

ACC Counsellors

  • Diana Bush
  • Claire Nicholson
  • Helen Pulman

Supervised Contact Services Team Members

  • Diana 
  • Libby
  • Melinda
  • Brian
  • Pat
  • Yvonne