Pauline Marshall - M.GuidCouns, B.Ed, MNZAC

Kia ora

I would like to introduce myself. My counselling background is as a School Guidance Counsellor and then Membership Manager of NZAC.

I am a qualified counsellor and I work alongside the other women on the Collective.

I began working for the Centre in September 2015

A lot of my work is designing and delivering professional development workshops for other professionals working in the Health and Social Services Field.

This offers them up date information on practice issues that enables them to be able to work sensitively with clients who may be affected by sexual violence.


Rape and Sexual Abuse Healing Centre offers resources, support, and professional development seminars for those who are working with women who have experienced sexual assault.

Groups that have undertaken Professional Development training offered by the Centre in the last year are:

Counsellors:   Waikato School Guidance Counsellors

NZCCA:         Counsellors from Christian Counsellors Association

Wintec:         Midwives Students and Family Therapy Students

Agencies:      Parentline, Family Works Northern, Barnardos and the Childrens Team

Schools:        Waikato Diocesan School for Girls and Hamilton Girls High School


On a less visible level, we work to train practitioners, liaise with Police and engage in political activity with the goal of achieving societal change.

Rape and Sexual Abuse Healing Centre is committed to working towards ending Sexual Violence.

They are actively involved in:

Campaign for Consent

Ending Sexual Violence Together

Outing Violence

We work alongside other agencies in a range of ways, including the Police, SAATS, Medical Professionals, Community Agencies, Hospitals and community settings to support those who may work within the Social Services Field.

Contact our Educator/Trainer if you wish to discuss ways that they can support the work you do.