OCP’s Professional Team

  • Includes a wide range of professionals with expertise in the various aspects of counselling, workplace change, transition and money management.
  • Offers specialised facilitators to implement the programmes.
  • Includes counsellors who can support individuals/managers following the workshops, using the same principles to apply the tools in ‘real life’ situations.


Our OCP partners are trained and accredited Psychologists, Counsellors, Social Workers and Human Resource Trainers who will respond to your employees’ needs in a supportive and professional way.


The OCP team includes:


Peter Finlayson – Managing Director who has had over 15 years’ experience developing and setting up companies that provide counselling support for organisations all over the world. Peter has an extensive marketing background and has owned a number of successful businesses. Being innovative and flexible and with an extremely high focus on customer satisfaction, along with the support of OCP’s Business Advisory Committee, Peter is able to meet the needs of clients effectively and cost-efficiently with OCP.


Michelle Thiele – Operations Manager who has had 13 years’ administrative experience and 7 years specifically dealing with counselling support to organisations. Being organised and efficient, Michelle can provide timely information and assistance to companies and their employees. OCP has Head Office administration support and resources throughout the Canterbury region that can support OCP’s National framework.


Karen Fordyce – National Training Manager (Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management) who has extensive experience in all areas of Human Resource Management specialising in Change Management, Career Planning, Leadership, Communication and Training Workshops.


Sharron Thompson – Administrator who has operated and owned small businesses for 13 years and has a total of 28 years of administration experience. Sharron is versatile, efficient and has a strong emphasis on client relations and strives to deliver the best at all times.


Bridie Anderson – Executive Assistant to the Managing Director who has a double major in Anthropology & Archaeology, with a special interest in human culture and education. Bridie has 4 years writing technician experience and is able to use these skills for adapting trainings for individual companies and working under time pressure. Bridie has a strong family background in Psychology, Nursing, and Counselling.