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E hara taku toa I te Takitahi, engari he to takitiri – My strength is not as an individual but as a collective. 

Ko Pokai whenua te maunga ete nei taku ngakau. – the Port Hills are the mountains that hold my heart. 

Ko te kararo kararoa te moana te mahea nei aku māharahara – the New Brighton beach / ocean is the sea that alleviates my worries.

 E noho ana au ki Ōtautahi - I live in Christchurch. 

Ko Abby McCormack taku ingoa.

 Ko tēnēi taku mihi ki ngā tangata whenue o te rohe nei – I acknowledge the indigenous people of this area. 

Ka mihi hoki au ki ngā tohu o te rohe nei – I acknowledge the important landmarks of this area.

Nō reira, tenā koutou katoa. 

I have been a Registered Social Worker working alongside tamariki, rangatahi and adults therapeutically for over 15 years primarily in NGO and community based organizations. Currently working as a private clinician, as well as casual Social worker within Hospital system. 

My experience has been grassroots through to management across Addictions, Mental Health, Disability, School based /education, Health sectors and Clinical Supervision.

My experience providing Clinical supervision to Social workers and allied health professionals, allows for ongoing professional development and safe spaces to unpack professional identity and workplace issues. 

I am passionate about sustainability of you the worker, the intersection of personal and professional, finding your voice, collective care and cultural competencies.

My goals for my practice are to enhance the development and supports provided to professionals to enable them to empower each client they support to make changes to negative cycles that hinder equal opportunities. To support professionals in their career journey through self awareness and reflective practice for a sustainable workforce. 

I utilise therapeutic approaches which are strengths based, inclusive and trauma and attachment informed, systemic and relational, alongside cultural perspectives. All guided by the clients goals and voice in a person centered and directed approach.

My practice is based out of my garden office "retro caravan",  that allows for getting out of the office and shifting mindset to focus on yourself and your mahi. Allowing for ability to ground yourself outside, get some vitamin D, or hunker down in the cushions and comfort.

Since opening my practice, I’ve helped individuals face life’s challenges by helping them understand their own emotional patterns and direct them towards making the right choices.

With the right tools, I guarantee a better outlook on any issues that life brings your way. Don’t know where to start? Give me a call or write me to schedule your first appointment.

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