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Kia Ora, Ko Jacqueline ahau

About Jacqueline

My parents are from either side of the Atlantic, I am one of their three children. The one with the privilege of living in several countries around the world. Remaining truly honoured to call Aotearoa/New Zealand home since 2003.


Making the most of an unexpected migration opportunity, I embarked on a journey of learning: Academically, I began with NZQA Certificate in Youth Work, continuing on to tertiary study, where I graduated with a Degree in Counselling and a Diploma in Integrative Psychology. I have continued my studies specialising in Sandplay Therapy, trainings which have taken me around the world.

Culturally I've had the privilege of experiencing life on a Marae, of being whangai & I continue to work on my confidence in Te Reo Māori, my knowledge of Te Ao Māori.

Further training

Since graduating I have continued to develop my counselling skills. Traditional Talk Therapy is supported with more creative modalities: Interactive Drawing Therapy and Sandplay Therapy.

My career has seen me specialise as a Women’s Counsellor, a Rural Community Counsellor and a Youth Counsellor before embarking on my Private Practice.


My Private Practice, Tuatara Counselling Services, from the beginning, was established in 2016. Subsequently I have specialised in working primarily with clients from across the North Island whom have trauma histories and sensitive claims. 

Why 'Tuatara Counselling Services, from the beginning'?
My business name arose from a chance ‘meeting’ with a Tuatara many years ago.
I sat captivated by it, sensing its wisdom, seeing it strong and grounded enjoying its connection with the sand. I now understand Tuatara to be treasured guardians.

After sharing my thoughts of 'Tuatara Counselling Services', my cultural mentor supported the choice and gifted me the idea for the full name of my business, linking as it does all aspects of Sandplay and Tuatara: Tuatara Counselling Services, from the beginning.

NZAC Registered Counsellor
Jacqueline Chartrand-Glenn.

“An amazing
mana wahine.

Warm and welcoming, manaakitanga is at the centre of all Jacqueline
does and accomplishes.

She has nurtured
my daughter’s wairua
& guided her along, enabling her to reclaim
the confident loving kotiro she always had been.”

For an appointment with an NZAC Registered Counsellor, specialising in Sandplay Therapy
Call:  022 6927 351


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