Abigail Buchhalter


I am excited to be a part of the NZAF Health Services team in Wellington, and to provide compassion and support for those in need of counselling.

Originally from the United States, I completed my counselling training in Scotland, and have spent time working back in the U.S. before moving to New Zealand in 2017. I believe that the basis for constructive counselling work lies in the relationship between counsellor and client, which must be based on a foundation of empathy, compassion, and genuine presence. I look forward to supporting those living with HIV, as well as their whānau, friends, and any others affected by HIV.

Health Services

Victoria Riddiford

National Therapeutic Leader and Team Leader Christchurch

Luke Edwards

Regional Administration Officer