Graduate Profile

Ma Krizia Ledesma

Ma Krizia Ledesma - Mental Health

Since graduating Krizia has moved into work at Waikato District Health Board with an acute mental health service ward for older persons, and she’s also doing postgraduate mental health studies with Auckland University.

“Studying cognitive behavioural therapy at NorthTec has helped me a lot in terms of my work as a mental health nurse, and with my postgraduate studies. I am more therapeutic and empathetic as a result of this training, and able to establish a good rapport with my clients.”

Krizia was a qualified nurse in the Philippines but needed to study to get certified in New Zealand. “I was more into mental health in the Philippines so I decided on this six-month Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The certificate gave me an added skill for my profession and enabled me to nurse here, and specialise in mental health.”

“The NorthTec International Committee went that extra mile to help us with anything. Whangarei is peaceful, clean, and close to nature, and the students were really supportive.

“Thank you NorthTec!”


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