Gilbert Douglas

Senior Counsellor, Nga Tekau Alcohol and Drug Service

Tēnā koutou katoa
Ko Tairea, Ko Whakapunake oku Maunga
Ko Kurahaupo, Ko Takitimu oku Waka
Ko Whαngawehi, Ko Te Wairoa oku Awa
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Ko Te Wairahipere Wairau raua ko Kahuterangi Douglas oku Matua
Ko Gilbert Douglas āahau

Gilbert is one of two Senior AOD Clinicians with no-less than 20 plus years of experience each in the addictions field. Prior to starting with Nga Tekau Alcohol and Drug Service he worked 4 and a half years as a Kaimahi Tautoko/Support Worker with Te Oranga Hinengaro (MMH) and with the CAT/Team-Crisis Assessment Treatment Team with Hutt Valley Health (HVMH). The position of Senior Clinician is to primarily provide counselling services, focusing on Kaupapa Māori, including Māori Models of Care.

‘Whaia te iti kahurangi ki te tuohu koe me he maunga teitei: Seek the treasure you value most dearly; if you bow your head let it be to a lofty mountain’

‘Ko au te taupa, kihai I aku moemoea: I am the obstacle to the fruition of my dreams’

Qualifications
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Studies; WelTec
  • Certificate in Addictions; Central Institute of Technology