Mid North Family Support

Providing free counselling for all Mid North residents from the age of 7 years


About Us

Mid North Family Support is a Charitable Trust established in 1987 with an office in Kerikeri.

At Mid North Family Support we abide by a strict Code of Ethics. We have a strong commitment to client confidentiality (click here to view our privacy guidelines) and the provision of quality professional services. 

Our Services


Mid North Family Support have a team of experienced counsellors who help clients identify issues, gain skills, build resilience, and create solutions to lead a more fulfilling life. All counselling services are free.

Rainbow Youth

We offer advocacy, support and counselling services for LGBTQIA youth. Our counsellors have specialised training in this area.

Meet our Management Team

Linda Noble

General Manager

Linda Noble joined Mid North Family support in March 2023.  She brings with her a wealth of leadership experience in the Not-for-Profit sector having previously been Chief Executive of Governance New Zealand for 8 years.  Linda joined us after moving to Kerikeri, leaving her role as Governance and Risk Manager at Auckland Museum.

Linda is a champion for those in need in our community.  She is passionate about a bicultural Aotearoa New Zealand and committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Gillian Luke

Clinical Manager


Gill has been a Counsellor for 19 years, working with children, youth and adults. She joined the MNFS team in January 2022.  

Gill is a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.

Gill and her husband Ken have lived and worked in the area for 40 years and brought up their 3 children in Kerikeri

Our Administrative Team

Marlessa Heta

Client Services Administrator

Marlessa joined our team in June 2022 as a student studying Mental Health and Wellbeing Level 4.  In October 2022, after completing her placement and gaining her qualification, she joined our team permanently as the Office & Client Services Administrator.  She is the first port of call for our clients, community and external agencies.  Marlessa has lived in Kerikeri for 10 years with her young daughter and belongs to the local hapū, Ngāti Rēhia.

Debbie Raphael

Accounts Administrator

Debbie started with Mid North Family Support in January 2022 as the Board Administrator. Since May 2023, Debbie has joined the Administration team doing accounts. Debbie has lived in the Mid North since 2009 and  lives on a lifestyle block south of Kerikeri with her family.