imporving organisational well being

Lower South Island




After 19 years with Workplace Support, Wendy Lobb has embarked on a new challenge, accepting a position with the Salvation Army.  We wish Wendy well in her new endeavours. 

We are currently in the process of recruiting a new CEO, so watch this space!  In the meantime, it's business as usual, so give us call for all your EAP requirements.


Phone: 0800 333 200

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Caroline Walters - Office Manager

Caroline has been with the organisation since 2001 and brings with her a wide range of administration and organisational skills which makes her an invaluable member of our team. She ably assists the CEO where required and brings a methodical approach to the smooth running of the Regional Office.

Caroline's empathy for the work of the organisation allows her to assist clients and callers with their request in a very respectful manner and seeks at all times to find helpful and relevant solutions.

Phone: 0800 333 200

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Claire Soal - Dunedin Team Leader


Claire has been with Workplace Support since 2002 as a chaplain and has also been Dunedin Team Leader since 2004.

Formerly with a background as a hairdresser and tutor, she enjoys the challenge that working with people brings.

Claire is also involved in the Catholic Church on the parish and pastoral area council.


Phone: 0800 333 200
Mobile: 021 130 7691

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Heather Pringle - Central Otago Team Leader

Heather commenced as a Staff Supporter for Workplace Support in 2006 in Central Otago region.


· Former owner/operator of a hairdressing salon

· Ambulance Officer and nurse aid

· Former partner in a natural products company

· I have farmed angora goats and ostriches

· Agribuild workshop training

· Introduction to Disputes Resolution (Massey)


Phone: 0800 333 200

Mobile: 027 445 5139


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Steve Harrex - Invercargill Team Leader


Steve joined Workplace Support in 2014 as a Staff Supporter, then becoming Team Leader also.



· Background as a tradesman/joiner with cabinet-making and carpentry experience.
· Dip. Min. Int. from Bible College of New Zealand.
· Children’s Pastor for 3 years
· Church Pastor for 8 1/2 years


Phone: 0800 333 200
Mobile: 027 469 0709

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Felicity Sutherland - Counsellor
Dip.Counselling NZCCA , RGN (UK)

Integrated, interpersonal model using Person-Centered Therapy, CBT and attachment models


Victim Support accredited

Phone: 0800 333 200

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Maria Bowden - Counsellor
B.A., Dip. GPsyh., MNZAP

Maria has an extensive history as a social worker and educator. Maria has been in private practice as a Gestalt Psychotherapist since 1994.

She works with individuals; couples; groups and organisations as a therapist, supervisor, trainer and group facilitator.

She is currently part of the Faculty Group of the Gestalt Institute of New Zealand. Maria’s strengths include twenty years experience with trauma and abuse issues. Her current work includes issues such as depression; grief; anxiety; loss; abuse; trauma; addiction; burnout; stress; motivation; potentiality; conflict; redundancy and change.

Maria has a personal and professional commitment to holistic health and well being. This involves the encouragement and development of good emotional; physical and spiritual well being in our daily lives. She encourages awareness and honesty with oneself and in relation to others so that good relationships can be maintained.

Phone: 0800 333 200