Lecturers

Teresa Mary Gourley

M.A. (Hons) Auckland, Dip Teaching, Dip. Gestalt Psychotherapy, Registered Psychologist, ACC approved counsellor, M.N.Z.Ps.S, M.F.I.N.Y.

Teresa comes from a background of teaching and psychiatric social work. She worked at Lincoln University for fourteen years in the counselling service and sat on the university's council for six. She is currently running a successful private practice in Christchurch and the West Coast. she is an active member of the New Zealand Psychological Society and a member of their counselling division. She sits on the Trust of the Chair of General Practice.

Certified Focusing Teacher, ACC Approved Counsellor, M.N.Z.Ps.S., M.F.I.N.Y.

Teresa was born in Ireland and has a wide range of experiences in teaching, counselling, and psychiatric work. She is currently in private practice as a psychologist, counsellor/ therapist in Christchurch and the West Coast. She has been a senior counsellor at Lincoln University for 14 years. She sat on the University council for six of those years. She has also been a trustee for 14 years on the Christchurch Community and Family Health Trust.

She is an active member of the New Zealand Psychological Society and is a member of their counselling division.

She has been involved in radio broadcasts, and has a keen interest in Focusing and Self-Relating counselling.

John Wolfe Gourley

B.A. Auckland, M.A. (Hons), STB. Louvain, Dip Teaching,
Dip Counselling (Massey)

John is a former senior lecturer at the Christchurch College of Education, He has been involved in teaching and education for over 40 years and is well renowned for his dedication in teaching and training students to work in lower decile schools.

He is one of the few qualified teachers using Freirean methodolgy in his teaching. He has taught all over New Zealand and is high demand by schools throughout the country. His recent work on achievement thinking and brain based enrichment learning brings him into new frontiers with young and old alike.

John is an accredited and licenced Educational Therapist with a background in philosophy, education and theology.