Dianne Giles, BA(SocSc) Dip.Ed(Guid)

New Zealand

Dianne Giles, BA(SocSc) Dip.Ed(Guid)

Dianne is trained in Family and Narrative Therapy and in grief an grief resolution. Her work over the years has involved grief work with many clients, in particular related to illness and loss of health.
Her own experience with ME (chronic fatigue syndrome) has been significant in her life.. After  enjoying a teaching career she trained as a family therapist in the 1980's. Then employed as a family therpist and counsellor for Presbyterian Support Services.Later she was Manager of Counselling Services and then established a new counselling and budgeting service in Auckland. This was followed by tutoring in a counselling training programme with responsibilty for the grief component andf then a private counselling practice in a rural area.
Dianne"s work has been influenced by narrative therapy, developed by Michael White in Australia and David Epston in New Zealand.
"It is in storying our lives that we are able to make sense of our exoerience."


          "Out of the Maze" - a holistic approach to the ME Syndrome"

          Workshops, Presentations and Educational Seminars:

          Workshop for Aged Care Managers
          Family management of chronic illness
          Parenting children with special needs
          Personal growth for women
          Stress management
          Grief and Grief resolution
          Systemic Counselling Course
          How Community groups work
          Family Therapy and Couples Counselling
          Presented paper entitled Counselling for loss of health at NALAG Conference.


         Education / Credentials:

        1985: Diploma in Education( Guidance), Massey University

        1982: Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences), Massey University ( Major in 
Education, Psychology)

        1971: Diploma in Teaching, Department of Education

1965: Trained Teacher's Certificate, Auckland Teacher's College

        1962: St Cuthbert's College, Auckland, School Certificate, University Entrance


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