Meet our team

NIMISHA WALLER 

MIDWIFE / DIRECTOR / OWNER - HOWICK MIDWIFE LTD

I am a Senior Midwifery Lecturer at AUT University & have practised midwifery in tertiary units and as an LMC. I am a supervisor and have been a member of the competency review panel for MCNZ, reviewer for NZCOM Journal & Midwifery Standards Review as well as an NZCOM educator for the Midwifery First Year Practice (MYFP). I am a expert advisor, an Academic member/Deputy Chair on the MOH Compliance panel that monitors the Code in New Zealand (Breastfeeding) & I provide commentary for Midwifery Research Review NZ. I have a particular interest in maternal wellbeing, diabetes and obesity, newborn, postnatal distress, traumatic birth and PTSD. My doctoral study is on post-birth conversation between midwives and women and the impact it has on them. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions/queries regards our products, hiring the Consultation Rooms or any questions regarding midwifery or maternity care. Contact me on 021 474 057 or email me at nimisha@howickmidwife.com


                                                                                                                       


 

DR IZELDA PELSER 

PSYCHOLOGIST


I am a registered Psychologist. I hold a Master's of Education (Orthodidactics) Psychology and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Psychopedagogics) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. I support people of all ages - pre-school, students and adults, according to their individual needs. If needed, I use research based assessment tools. I am skilled and experienced in Psychotheraphy, ACT and several alternative therapies. Contact me on 021 044 5365. 


                                                            


 VIOLA BEINTKEN 

COUNSELLOR

I hold a Master's Degree in Special Education and obtained my NZ counselling qualification (PgDip) in 2014. I specialise in supporting children (8+), adolescents, and adults when facing challenges like anxiety, depression, life changes, grief, and living with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. My approach to counselling is based on Narrative Therapy and Collaborative Practice. However, I also utilise ideas from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness in my practice. Originally I am from Germany. After living in the US for 6 years I moved to NZ in 2012 together with my husband and our four children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, tramping and reading. 


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 BOGUSIA LOSKA 

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

I am a registered Psychotherapist and hold a Masters of Psychotherapy. I work with adults and adolescents, helping you to re-engage with your life, the people around you, your work and your body. My particular areas of interest are grief and loss, feelings of loneliness, trauma, emptiness, anxiety, emigration, relationship and intimacy issues including sexuality. I welcome conversations about sexual identity, transgender experiences, compulsive sexual behaviour and any concerns you may have around your sexual expression. I have been trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy (AUT, Auckland) but I draw from an array of different modalities. I appreciate the existential tradition of thinking about death, freedom, isolation and meaning of life. 


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 JAMES WALLER 

MARKETING /SALES

I have 6 years marketing experience working in the telecommunications, medical and stationery industries. I studied a Bachelor of Business (AUT, Auckland) majoring in advertising and marketing. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or queries regards our products or hiring the Consultation Rooms at 76 Cook Street, Howick. 021 0377 359 , james@howickmidwife.com