Social Worker/Family Support
Registered Social Worker (SWRB)
Post Graduate Certificates in: Mental Health and Addictions / Child & Adolescent Development / Systemic & Family Therapy / Professional Supervision
Advance training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (NZCEFT)
The Developmental Model for Couple Therapy (Couples Institute)
ACC Approved Social Worker
Lauren's background in social work began over a decade ago in case management and homelessness. Since then she has worked in child and adolescent mental health where she worked in wraparound facilitation and in providing therapeutic interventions with young people and their families. Her role at CARE Waitakere crosses over a number of areas including ACC Sensitive Claims social work, case management and working with relationships. Lauren enjoys working with couples and families to help identify negative cycles and to make changes towards a more fulfilling relationship.
Lauren works from a strengths based perspective drawing from a number of theories and models that best fit the needs of the client, couple or whanau she is working with.