Jacqueline Chartrand-Glenn

Jacqueline Chartrand-Glenn


Highlighted specialties
abuseanger managementanxietyattachment issuesbehavioural issues

I have been privileged to call Aotearoa/New Zealand home since 2003. Making the most of an unexpected migration opportunity. Embarking on a journey of learning: Academically, I began with NZQA Certificate in Youth Work, continuing on to tertiary study Graduating with a Degree in Counselling and a Diploma in Integrative Psychology (Hakomi). Subsequently I have continued to develop my counselling skills with Traditional Talk Therapy supported with more creative modalities: Sandplay Therapy. Culturally I've had the privilege of experiencing life on a Marae, of being whangai. I continue to work on my confidence in Te Reo Maori and my knowledge of Te Ao Maori. My career has seen me specialise as a Women’s Counsellor, a Rural Community Counsellor and a Youth Counsellor. In 2016 I established my private practice, Tuatara Counselling Services, from the beginning, where I will combine this experience and knowledge in our work together. Why 'Tuatara Counselling Services, from the beginning'? My business name arose from a chance ‘meeting’ with a Tuatara many years ago. I sat captivated by it, sensing its wisdom, seeing it strong and grounded enjoying its connection with the sand. I now understand Tuatara to be treasured guardians. On sharing my thoughts of 'Tuatara Counselling Services', my cultural mentor supported the choice and gifted me the idea for the full name of my business, linking as it does all aspects of Sandplay and Tuatara.



Anger management


Attachment issues

Behavioural issues

Break up and divorce


Child behaviour and development

Communication skills

Coping issues

Cross-cultural difficulties


Work-life balance

Social anxiety

Sexual identity

Sexual abuse

Self esteem and confidence

Relationship issues

Post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

Personal development


Migrant adjustment

Life changes

Lgbtiq issues

Grief and loss

Gender and sexual identity

Family issues

Emotional control

Domestic violence







Trauma therapy

Online therapy

Person centred therapy

Strength based therapy

Drawing therapy


Therapeutic Appointments


50 minutes

Or free if your employer offers therapy via Clearhead.


- 2 Heuheu St, Taupo Central, Taupo, 3330