Hello, I’m Peter Toews (rhymes with “waves”), Manager of WAVES Trust. My role at WAVES is to provide advocacy, strategic advice, information and representation on behalf of the family violence community in Waitakere. I also manage the financial and staffing aspects of the WAVES Trust.
Before coming to WAVES I have worked to support healthy families through strengthening families as a facilitator, advocate, case coordinator, a clinician with couples, children, and systemic family therapy modalities, school psychology, research psychology, health psychology and clinical psychology. Always learning I have obtained several degrees/diplomas including M.Div., M.A., and PhD.
I grew up in the Northern Hemisphere but chose to live in New Zealand due its stand on peace issues, the Treaty of Waitangi, and its sheer beauty. Even though I have only lived in Waitakere for just over 7 years I am proud to be a Westie. I enjoy the wonderful WAVES Staff and Board and look forward to supporting the family violence sector with all my energy, optimism and support.