About  Us

Taumarunui Counselling Services became an Incorporated Society in 2003 registering as a Charitable Entity under the Charities Act 2005 on the 30 June 2008. 

TCS are governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees who are representatives of our local community. Each member brings a diverse range of professional expertise and skill. 

TCS has a Manager Coordinator who is assigned to the day to day importance of running of our service, as well as an Agency Supervisor who provides vital support to our team.

As a non-profit organisation, TCS apply for funding each year to enable us to continue to provide support to our community in a time of need. 

TCS are very grateful to receive funding from many fantastic organisations. 

Without funding TCS would not be available to help our community.

THANK YOU  for your continued support

    Meet  our  Counsellors    


Charity Mora Garcia

After qualifying with a Psychology Degree in Guadalajara, Mexico, Charity continued to explore and practice psychotherapy in settings ranging from multi-disciplinary programs to clinical work. Charity moved to New Zealand in February 2015 joining TCS, May 2016. Charity is currently working towards registration with the NZ Board of Psychotherapist, taking post-graduate training and supervision with the International Institute of Transactional Analysis in Wellington. Charity is also a Provisional Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. Charity's working model for counselling makes use of psychoanalysis, transactional analysis and humanistic approaches. 


Valda Gummer

Valda joined Taumarunui Counselling Services March 2020 after completing her Bachelor of Counselling at Laidlaw College, Auckland focusing on Narrative and Person Centred Therapy. 

Valda also has interests in Attachment Theory in counselling which recognises the importance of nurture, emotions and building supportive relationships in the healing process.  

Valda is currently a Registered Provisional Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.