Hello, my name is Adrienne Nunns and I'm a Registered Social Worker who wears many hats! I'm a therapist, life coach, problem solver, goal setter, advocate and facilitator. I do this by drawing on a wealth of skills and approaches gained from study and life’s experiences. I like to think of myself as a chameleon in the way I work with people – from all walks of life. I have worked in Education, Government and Non-Government Organisations (NGO’s) with many cultures and all ages, helping people to find hope, ‘get unstuck’, and move forward on their journey with a sense of purpose.
“I have become all things to all people that I might by all means save some.”
1 Corinthians 9:22
I am a mother of six who has been an exchange student mum and a foster mum. We moved from Wellington 11 years ago to live on a small lifestyle block in Central Wairarapa. This provides me with space for my love of animals, the outdoors and interest in breeding dogs. I enjoy a large variety of activities, some community involvement and am young at heart.
As a Registered Social Worker I am required to Continue and Record Professional Development and have monthly supervision. Each year, in renewing my Practising Certificate I sign a declaration that I am competent, fit to practise, and accountable for the way I practice. I also adhere to the SWRB Code of Conduct which requires me to:
- act with integrity and honesty
- respect the status of Mäori as tangata whenua
- respect the cultural needs and values of the client
- be competent and responsible for their professional development
- protect the rights and promote the interests of clients
- strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of clients
- respect the client’s privacy and confidentiality
- work openly and respectfully with colleagues
- maintain public trust and confidence in the social work profession
- keep accurate records and use technology effectively and safely
“Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in a unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.”
As a member of the Association for Social Workers in Aotearoa New Zealand I have indemnity insurance specifically tailor-made for the social work profession.