HELP’s therapy service Manager Emily Thomas biography page. A woman with shoulder length shiny dark brown hair and a smiling face.

Emily has been a Clinical Psychologist since 2006, working in various settings including Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Perinatal Mental Health, and private practice. She is passionate about working with children, young people, and families, and helping them to heal from the effects of trauma.

As of 2021, Emily manages HELP’s therapy service for children, youth, and adults who have been affected by sexual violence. In this role, she supports HELP’s therapists to deliver high quality trauma therapies to survivors of sexual violence. She also engages with other service providers and community agencies to work together towards the prevention of sexual violence and to advocate for the therapeutic needs of survivors, and to this end is a member of ACC’s Sexual Violence Customer Advisory Panel.

Emily continues to provide frontline services to survivors and their families and is a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists. She is also mum to 2 wonderful children, and loves hanging out with her family (especially playing backyard cricket), doing yoga and reading in the sunshine.