Life Unlimited Counselling and Seminar Services

Life Unlimited Trustees Profiles

Linda Wilson

Linda Wilson is the Grants Manager for Zeal Education Trust, a not-for-profit organisation designed to develop young people in the creative arts. Linda originally trained as a computer programmer in England and worked full time in the IT industry for over 12 years.  She became involved in fundraising while working for Youthline and since then has worked as the Fundraising and IT Manager at The Parenting Place.  

 Linda is a founding Trustee of Life Unlimited and took on the role of Chairperson in 2016. She believes in the counselling process and that the type of service Life Unlimited offers should be available to all people regardless of income.

 

Patte Randal

Patte has a D.Phil, and is also a medically trained doctor , and started her training in Psychiatry in Auckland in 1985, having come to NZ from England in 1983.  Patte’s specialist interest is in working with people with treatment refractory psychotic illness.  She has published research describing a multimodal psychotherapeutic approach with this patient group. Patte’s understanding of psychosis is partly a result of personal experience (ref A Gift of Stories. University of Otago Press 1999).  She has developed the "Re-covery Model" (Randal etal 2009).

Patte is currently working part-time at Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre in Auckland.

Patte’s commitment to Life Unlimited stems from her association with this organisation and its director since 1990, when, shortly after she became a Christian, Patte joined Life Unlimited as a therapist/counsellor for 2 years. Patte strongly believes in Life Unlimited's mission to provide low-cost excellent psychotherapy and counselling to those people in the community with a need for such intervention who would otherwise be unable to access this support.  Patte was also a founding member of the New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association.