Te Pou offices are open across the country. In Auckland there are restrictions in place, and the ability to permit visitors is limited. We encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

Te Pou offices are open across the country. In Auckland there are restrictions in place, and the ability to permit visitors is limited. We encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

Talking therapy guides

Te Pou’s series of talking therapy guides for mental health and addiction staff support them to assist the growing diversity of people they work with. The guides are assisting practitioners to form effective therapeutic relationships, and adapt therapies to meet the specific needs of:

  • older adults
  • Māori
  • Pasifika peoples
  • asian people
  • refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants
  • people with problematic substance use.

The skills and competencies required to deliver talking therapies effectively are acquired through training and maintained through clinical supervision and practice (Scottish Government, 2011).