How can we help

Hannah Wright – Counsellor 

Kia ora, 
It is a privilege for me to be able to offer a safe, respectful, non-judgemental, and confidential space that is available to students, whānau, and staff. 
My passion to be a counsellor came about through years of being involved with youth in various capacities. I enjoy building relationships and trust with tamariki, as well as enabling them to have a voice, and working in an inclusive way. It is important to me that tamariki are equipped with the tools they need to navigate life’s challenges. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Narrative Therapy. 
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing video games, music (especially live), and  watching Formula One and Basketball.
I see counseling as a space to talk through struggles, work towards goals, and learn tools and strategies to help us face challenges. It is a place where students can feel heard and seen, and worked with in a strength-based and empowering environment. 
If you would like to put a referral through, set up a meeting, or contact me, feel free to email me at You can also contact your child’s teacher about putting through a referral to see me. In order for me to see your child, a signed consent form will be required which will be sent out in an email or given to a student to take home. 
For more information on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy feel free to watch this.

Brenna – Youth Worker

Kia Ora 
I am one of the youth workers at Maidstone. I love my job and working here. I am really driven to find talents within young people and help them thrive.  
My day-to-day is popping in and out of classes playing games and having chats. I love running groups around wellbeing and building yourself up. If you ever need a hot chocolate and chat, come and find me, or email me on