Meet Ara Simmons MA, CAPP, APPC
Ara has dedicated much of her career in supporting others to move forward in their lives in equipping individuals with the tools to flourish. She brings warmth, energy and a responsiveness to all that she does.
As a qualified NZ & UK teacher and a learning and behaviour specialist she has worked to support young people alongside teachers, social workers, mental health workers and psychologists.
Being an experienced coach and Wellbeing practitioner Ara supports young people with a variety of approaches and also professionals who are consistently having to care for others and feel absolutely exhausted and spent to care for themselves in the work they do. Using the tools of Positive psychology she is able to support others to find balance and space within these stressful roles. She is also able to equip others with tools that they can also use with the young people in their charge.
Ara's flexible skill set allows her to work across a number of sectors including Education, Oranga Tamariki and Youth services.
Member of NZAPP (NZ Association of Applied Positive Psychology)
Member of IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association)