Meet the Team
These people are the heart of the HMA team
MSW Hons, CQSW, MANZASW. Memberships ANZASW, NZATD, MINT
Ken is a director of HMA and has a background in social work. He is best known for his work in the family violence and sex offender field, as well as in contemporary programme design and development. He is principal trainer for HMA.
B.A. (Hons), M.Psych (Clinical), Grad. Cert. Business Administration, Grad. Cert. Professional Writing, M.A.P.S.
Helen Mentha a clinical psychologist with over 17 years experience in the community and private sectors, and has specialised in working with substance misuse in community and forensic settings, dual diagnosis and the application of Motivational Interviewing to positive behaviour change. She currently runs Mentha Consulting, providing training, supervision and psychological services.
PGDip.Psych.(Clin.), M.Soc.Sc (1st Class Honours), B.Soc.Sc, Registered Clinical Psychologist
Nev is a registered clinical psychologist with more than twenty years of experience in the areas of forensic and offender assessment and rehabilitation. He is currently in full time private practice.
MSc (Criminological Psychology), BSc (Hons), Chartered Psychologist (UK Forensic), (AFBPsS), Registered Psychologist, MNZPS, MICJFP
Rob has nearly 20 years experience working with high quality individual and group based interventions for those that have offended sexually and violently. He worked for Her Majesty’s Public Prison Service (UK) for nine years in a range of roles from clinical delivery to national office based clinical support and national training.
BSW, M.Coun (Distinction). Memberships MANZASW, Approved Family Court Counsellor and Provider DV Programmes
Mike has worked for 30 years in domestic violence programmes, community sex offender treatment programmes and statutory child protection work. He has performed the roles of social worker, therapist, team leader, trainer and service manager.
Registered Psychologist (NZPsB); Memberships: NZPsS; CPSIG(NZ); BPS; ISCP
For more than twenty-five years, Sam’s area of excellence is in facilitating personal and professional growth. Having originally trained as a probation officer and gained his Masters in Forensic Psychology, Sam now practices as a Coaching Psychologist.
BS, MA, PsyD Registered Clinical Psychologist (Australia), Board Certifited Clinical Supervisor (Australia), Registered Clinical Psychologist (NZ –inactive) Memberships: MINT, INEBRIA
Joel has worked in a wide range of clinical, academic and professional training settings. His career has focused on working with people to overcome and manage addiction and mental health concerns. He is committed to sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues to enhance our ability to help others who are reaching out.