Tautoko Solutionz

Kiaora and greetings all.

Tautoko Solutionz (Tautoko Solutions) Counselling Practice reflects my collaborative working style. I like to work alongside people to help them find their own solutions.

The name of my Practice is Tautoko Solutionz, I chose it because I felt that it reflected what I wanted to achieve in this Service, to work alongside people rather than apart from them, I also prefer to collaborate with other professionals rather than work in isolation. I believe that to find positive outcomes, it is important to work together.

The other aspect of my service is Bicultural Practice. I am trained in both mono cultural and Maori models (and institutions), Bicultural practice (Massey), and I base my work with non Maori colleagues on the Partnership principle of the Treaty of Waitangi. I have a Maori mentor who I consult with and a Clinical Supervisor who guides me in my work.

Being ACC registered means I am also able to offer Maori clients a choice, where previously there were no (ACC) registered Maori Practitioners in this region. I am experienced in counselling in a range of care topics from parenting problems, family therapy to depression and sexual abuse. Part of my practice, is to provide professional support and consultancy services to those who work in the Disability sector and counselling to individuals who in one way or another, are affected by disability.

Key Information

  • Mereti Taipana MNZAC
  • Registered Counselling Provider with: ACC, VITAE (National Eap Provider), Te Runanga o Raukawa (Iwi Eap Provider), EAP (Ngati Raukawa - Iwi Provider), STRATOS (National EAP Provider, PHO ( MidCentral Health - Provider) CYFS, MSD (Winz - clients)
  • If you do not qualify for funding I customise an affordable counselling package for Private paying clients.
  • I am trained and experienced in assisting with most counselling issues.
  • Neutral Office Space in both Fielding and Palmerston North
  • Can provide onsite for local Providers
  • Home visits for those with Disability who are unable to travel (local only)
  • Supervision Provider for : Iwi Organisation staff; Professionals in the Human, Community and Social Services; Counsellors; Professionals in other fields.
  • Consultancy : Cultural consultancy; Disability/Chronic illness and Health & Support services
  • Future project: SKYPE accessibility for Supervision - (Details will be made available - April) 
"Thankyou so much for being such an awesome counsellor...you have drawn a lot out that has been on my mind and haunted me for years. No one else could've done this" M - Palmerston North
"Im so glad that of all the counsellors I could've had I picked you. You've been very kind, patient and understanding which without, I wouldn’t have been able to open up and confront my problems. I now feel like I am ready to start this new phase in my life with confidence. Thanks heaps" C - Palmerston North


I am registered with the following organisations, who can help pay for counselling. You will need to visit, ring or email to find the right information for you. Private Fees: Counselling Fees are negotiable plus gst per hour Mon - Fri. If you are a PROVIDER or ORGANISATION seeking a Maori or alternative EAP Counsellor please contact me to arrange a separate contract.

Mereti Taipana

I have been in the Helping Profession for 14 years, working in different agency, provider and tertiary settings. In 2007 I set up in Private Practice, working for myself had always been a dream. I now live and work in Te Papaioea (Palmerston North)

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