Bren Balcombe

I have been working  in the ‘Human Services’ field since 1999 first as a Men’s Group Facilitator for Domestic Violence and then as a Counsellor in various Social Service agencies. I now work in private practice for RELATE Hawkes Bay Ltd. My interest in mind/body/psychology began when I was introduced to Vispassana Mediation in 1990 when I completed my first ten day residential course – I have continued to attend these on a regular basis over the last 27 years and have found it personally - the perfect psycho-therapy…  I studied in psychotherapy and particularly with an interest in working with couples which makes up a significant part of my work.

I was introduced to Response Based Ideas in 2012 when Allan wade came to Hawkes Bay and I have been fascinated with these ideas ever since as I find they fit well with the various other influences which inform the work I do. I am a father of three adult children and two teenagers and I love living in the sunny Hawkes Bay the home of Ngāti Kahungunu.