Wiremu Woodard


Phone: 021 -2512829

Email: Wiremu.woodard@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
AUT University  (Room AR125)
North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
Northcote, Auckland
New Zealand
Postal Address:
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand


  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Auckland
  • Diploma of Psychosocial Studies - Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
  • Master of Health Science (Psychotherapy) - Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
  • Advanced Clinical Practice Certificate - New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Waka Oranga: National Collective of Māori Psychotherapy Practitioners
  • New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists: Full Membership


Wiremu Woodard
B.A. MHSc (First Class Honours)
NZAP, Waka Oranga.

Ko Maungapohatu taku maunga
Ko Ohinemataroa taku awa
Ko Te Purewa te tangata
Ko Tuhoe te iwi

Wiremu Woodard is an Indigenous therapist, father of four, activist, environmentalist, sometimes contemporary dancer and artist. Wiremu is committed to reducing health disparities for Māori and promoting social justice. He currently works in community practice at KERERU and teaches Psychotherapy & Counselling programmes at Auckland University of Technology. Wiremu is a founding member of Waka Oranga - a group of dynamic Indigenous Māori practitioners committed to emancipatory freedom.


Tudor, K., & Morice, M. P., & Woodard, W. (Eds.). (2016). Editorial. Mind, body, and spirit [Special issue] Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, 20(1).

Woodard, W. (2016). Rakau Korero. Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, 20(1).

Woodard, W. (2014). Te Ao Māori. Psychotherapy and Politics International, 12(2), 129-150. doi:10.1002/ppi.1329

Woodard, W. (2014). Politics, Psychotherapy, and the 1907 Tohunga Suppression Act. Psychotherapy and Politics International, 12(1), 39-48. doi:10.1002/ppi.1321

Woodard, W. (2012). Bees, or an ode to the feral therapist: The tyranny of mono –ism and the creation of the ‘Other’. In J. Stuthridge (Ed.), On open tents, beaches and cultural divides: A panel discussion. Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand 16(02), 179-200.

Shepherd, T., & Woodard, W. (2012). ‘Not Home’ is sometimes where we start.  Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand 16(02), 51-72.

Morice, M. P., & Woodard, W. (2011).  Māori psychotherapy and the requirement to register under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003). In K. Tudor (Ed.), The turning tide: Pluralism and partnership in psychotherapy in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 69-76). Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand: LC Publications.
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