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Steve Peach

Senior Guidance Counsellor

MA. Couns (Hons)., BA. Couns., Dip. Couns., MNZCCA ‘Empower to excel in a fast moving world’ AJHS Motto My passion is to assist young people of all ages and ethnicities to be able to live in their optimum levels of well-being. I believe this is possible by using customised counselling approaches that suit the personal and cultural needs of the individual. I am experienced with helping people find ways to develop and utilise their strengths when they are struggling and feeling overwhelmed with their personal circumstances. During my work as a counsellor I have continually refined my practice. This has enabled me to draw from a broad range of counselling methods and has given me access and experience in using a wide range of therapeutic tools. As a counselling team at, it is our privilege to help young people in untangling their lives, so they might experience a sense of personal liberty and freedom. We seek to give all students the opportunity to realise their full potential during their education at AJHS. As a school we collaboratively seek to empower the students to excel. Please feel free to contact me. Nga Mihi Nui Email: Phone: 415 5473 ext 618



Miriam Taylor

Part Time Counsellor


Provisional Member Registered with NZAC  I have been part of the Albany Junior High School Counselling team since mid-2015. I feel fortunate to be at AJHS, supporting our students to make positive change in their lives. I am passionate about the successful formation and education of our young people and know that nurturing their mental health and building their resilience is critical to their overall development. In this way, I value the therapeutic relationships that I build with my students, and feel privileged when they trust me with their thoughts and feelings. My training is in person-centred counselling (where the client’s needs are central to the process) and utlise a pluralistic model, which allows me to work with my students via a range of modalities depending on which best serves their specific needs. I am available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during school hours. Please feel free to contact me: Email: Phone: 415 5473 ext 613