About me… ko wai au?

    Ko Tauwhare te maunga
    Ko Waipatukahu te awa
    Ko Mahuhukiterangi te waka
    Ko Ngāti Whātua te iwi
    Ko Te Taoū te hapū nō Kaipara
    Ko Reweti te Marae
    Ko Eddie van Eeden tōku whaiaipo
    Tokowhā āku tamariki
    Ko Krissy Hansen tāku ingoa

    Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa

    Tēnā koe, my name is Krissy Hansen. I am a Mum and a Nana of 7 mokopuna and am very whānau orientated. I have grown up with Christian values and have carried this into my adult life. I have worked in the people industry for the majority of my working career. I have spent the last 14 years working for the Department of Corrections in a variety of roles from frontline to supporting frontline workers. I have been providing supervision and coaching services since 2018 as a Practice Leader for Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections). This role involved supporting Probation Officers in the community with focused individual and group supervision sessions.

    I hail from the Southern Kaipara region, I whakapapa to the principal Marae in that rohe, Reweti Marae. I am passionate about responsivity to Māori clients and Māori cultural awareness within the helping industry. I deliver both kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) Cultural Supervision or online sessions via zoom.

    I have a Level 8 Post Graduate Diploma in Bicultural Supervision with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Within this Diploma, I have designed my own model of practice to use within Kaitiaki sessions along with Mason Durie’s Te Whare Tapa Rima. My model is called Whītiki Maurea – the backbone of a whāriki that weaves people together. Whītiki Maurea is underpinned by core Māori values and principles along with those learnt and demonstrated to me as a child by my parents and my Nan. I am also a practitioner of Motivational Interviewing while incorporating Māori values and principles within my practice. I have a good understanding of the 3 Articles (Partnership, Participation, Protection) within Te Tīriti o Waitangi and how these relate to cultural responsivity.

    Online or face to face

    ​I offer professional support in a confidential setting with flexible appointment times by arrangement. I am available to meet kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) at my home office in Papakura or I can come to your site (by prior arrangement) or we can meet over Zoom. A free initial whanaungatanga 1 hour session is offered to all new clients to see if we connect, and you would like me to guide you within Cultural Supervision.