Who we are

About Our Team

We are counsellors who will work together with you in ways that put your hopes for yourself, your life and your loved ones at the centre of our conversations. We are a group of counsellors who aim to work with you in ways we hope are experienced as respectful, helpful, collaborative and socially just. Our conversations with you will be hopeful, uplifting and inspiring.

We all share a belief that the problem is the problem rather than the person being the problem. This approach allows us to respectfully explore what can be possible for you and how you can move towards a new, more inspiring future as easily and swiftly as possible.

Our Working Hours: 8am - 5pm Mon-Fri
E-Mail: ourteam@narrativetherapy.co.nz
Phone: 09 817-4417

John Tetley
John Tetley Narrative Therapist/Counsellor and Supervisor in Kerikeri (09) 4071904, (027) 2441800

My name is John Tetley and I am father of two wonderful children, one a wine maker and the other a chef. I discovered counselling and in particular narrative counselling over 20yrs ago.  I have never felt as if I do not want to go to work every day since. My partner thinks I am mad because I still read counselling text books in bed. I enjoy my veggie garden, reading, fishing, sailing and hanging out with friends. My family is the centre of my life.

Jill Duncalfe
Jill Duncalfe Counselling therapist and supervisor (09) 524 7414

Hello. I'm Jill Duncalfe.  I'm married with three adult children, and in my spare time love to do pottery, sail in the Hauraki Gulf, and tramp in our beautiful bush and mountains.  I also love to hang out with family and friends,  curl up with a book, spend time daydreaming in the sun,  and potter in my garden.


Donald McMenamin
Donald McMenamin PhD Narrative Therapist 027 307 4339

My name is Dr. Donald McMenamin.  I am married with 4 now grown up children, their partners, and increasingly their children (our grandchildren!) Should I mention I enjoy the garden, the fruit trees, the chooks and beehive? I come to this work as a counsellor from years as a school guidance counsellor, teacher of narrative therapy, supervisor of other counsellors, and fifteen years of private practice counselling. I trained with a Masters in Counselling from Waikato University, and later a Doctorate in Counselling focussing on how schools can work effectively (and avoid exclusion where possible) when young people get into trouble.

I work now as a counsellor with people and families of all ages on whatever it is that concerns them, and I work also as a supervisor for other counsellor's work.

I began private practice work 15 years ago working with young people and their families. Over time this has grown to include working with people of all ages, and families. I have not, however, taken up work with couples as a focus and I tend to refer those requests to others more experienced in that area of assistance. May I suggest you call or email me to see if our hopes and skills fit for your purposes?

I run regular workshops throughout New Zealand teaching how people can escape from troublesome reputations. To find out about my New Reputations workshops and supervision conversations contact Jessie at newstoriesofidentity@gmail.com

Paul Ashley
Paul Ashley Counsellor / Narrative Therapist 021 701 247



Hi my name is Paul Ashley. I was born in the UK and moved to NZ in 1997. I came to new Zealand as a back packer and fell in love with the place and the people here and couldn't stand to leave. I now have two fast growing kiwi sons who are great fun and awesome coffee baristers, two crazy sausage dogs, a handful of eggless chooks and some truly amazing kiwi friends. I love to cook for friends and family and need to spend more time in the garden!


I run my private practice in Te Atatu, West Auckland on Saturday mornings. Feel free to give me call and chat about how we might work together.




Frances Adlam
Frances Adlam Counsellor (09) 5756124

Hello there. My name is Frances Adlam. I work as a counsellor and educationalist from my home in Glendowie. Born and raised in England I have lived in New Zealand for just over 20 years. I have 4 wonderful children that range in ages from – 23 down to 13. In my spare time (ha ha) I indulge in all my passions, which include: contemporary dance, playing the piano, walking Mila – my dog, and going to the movies. I also write profusely and am a published author in children’s fiction and educational resources for teachers


Kay Ingamells
Kay Ingamells DIPSW, MSW Counsellor & Family Therapist 0212126131


My approach is based on respectful conversations that invite possibility and hope

I have been working therapeutically with individuals, children, young people, and families since 1992. Since 2003  I have been supervised and trained by the internationally acclaimed therapist and co-inventor of narrative therapy, David Epston.

I work mainly from my Titirangi office, but I also offer sessions in Henderson. 

Please go to my new website: www.yourstory.org.nz