Our Team- Management

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Deb Fraser-Komene

Kaitiaki | Director

Background: Leadership & Management, Training & facilitation, Child & Adolescent Mental Health & Addictions, Addiction treatment & support (across the lifespan). Lived experience, addiction co- existing problems advocate.

Qualifications: Post Grad Dip in Health Sciences, Endorsed in Addiction and Co-existing Problems with credit; AOD Counselling Certificate; Level 4 Te Ara Reo

Professional Mem.bership: dapaanz (Addiction Practitioner Association Aotearoa NZ) Registered Practitioner and Accredited Supervisor; NZ Association of Counsellors Registered Member and Accredited Supervisor; NCAT Co-Chair; Platform Trust Board Trustee; plus numerous other health and social sector advisory and leadership initiatives. 

Interests: Downtime with whānau, travelling, reading and enjoying all the wonders of the world.


Tanya Phillips

Ngati Toa Rangatira; Ngati Koata; Ngati Kahungunu; Te Ati Awa

Kaiwhakarite Haumanu/Kaitiaki Tuarua & Haumanu ā-Whānau |

Clinical Co-Ordinator/2IC & Family Therapist

Background:Theatre Practitioner, Nursing, Therapist

Qualifications: Registered Nurse with South Australian Nurses Board (not current);Te Taketake Diploma in Applied Addictions Counselling; Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences – Endorsed in Addiction and Co-Existing Disorders; Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy - Training Student; Emotionally Focused Therapy - Externship; Core Skills 1 & 2

Professional Membership :dapaanz (Addiction Practitioner Association Aotearoa NZ); NZAP – Student; NZCEFT - Member

Interests. The Arts, Good Television, Open Water Swimming, Hot Yoga, Good Chats


Sabra Moore

Kaiwhakarite | Organisational Development & Operational Support

Background: Business Development, previously working for the Restaurant Association, Ara

Institute of Canterbury and Oranga Tamariki.

Interests: Spending time with whānau, fishing or heading away on camping adventures.

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Roxy Bretton

Kaihautū Oranga / Kaiwhakamahereora  |

Clinical Team Leader- Mirror HQ / CEP practitioner

Background: 20 years experience working with young people and their whānau.  1:1 therapy, groups, whānau work, case work, supervision, programme development and leadership.

Qualifications: BA, major in social work and minor in Māori studies.  Postgraduate diploma in social work and community development.  Diversity of training in evidence based interventions

Professional Membership: SWRB (Social Work Registration Board)

Interests: People and culture, music, roller derby, being in nature and spending time with her loved ones.


Michelle Baughan

Kaihautū Oranga/ Kaiwhakamahereora | Co-Clinical Team Leader- Mirror Counselling/ Child & Adolescent Counsellor

Child Play Works Child Centred Play Therapy Intern

Background: 12 years working within the Social Services Sector with young people, 9 years at Mirror as a child and adolescent counsellor.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Services (Counselling)

Professional Membership: NZAC (NZ Association of Counsellors)

Interests: Running, Netball, Gym, Cooking and spending time with her whānau

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Piripi Matthews

Te Whānau-ā-Apanui; Te Rarawa

Kaihautū Oranga | Clinical Team Leader- Mirror Youth Day Program

Background: Outdoor instructing in New Zealand and Australia. Youth work with NZ Army, Otago Youth Wellness Trust and Child, Youth and Family Services (Oranga Tamariki), Co-existing Problems Clinician with Mirror Services

Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Services, Te Taketake Diploma in Applied Addictions Counselling

Professional Membership: dapaanz (Addiction Practitioner Association Aotearoa NZ)

Interests: Hunting, rock climbing, tramping and family time.

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Dr Alastair Howie

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Background: Originally from Auckland, Alastair trained at the University of Auckland School of Medicine. Alastair has worked and trained in England, Scotland, New Zealand, and Australia. Alastair has a special interest in Māori mental health, psychotherapy,  child and adolescent mental health and whanau therapy. Alastair also brings his vast experience in organisational general management, case management, training and supervision skills and has assisted in the establishment of a charitable trust. 

Professional Membership: FRANZCP (Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists), Practicing Certificate (Medical Council of New Zealand), Certificate of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Interests: Psychotherapy, Photography, Music and Travel