Relational and Restorative Practices

About Us

  • Ron Cronin-Lampe BTheol, DipSW, PGDip Couns.
  • Kath Cronin-Lampe Dip T. B.Ed, M.C.(Hons).

Ron and Kath are experienced counsellors, educators and trainers who have worked in school settings for over twenty years. Ron and Kath currently work part time as counsellors/ supervisors and together they deliver Restorative Practices training workshops throughout New Zealand. Ron is an experienced social worker and celebrant.  He worked in pastoral ministry during the 1980’s and it was during this time, while working with the poor and marginalised, that he first connected with Restorative Philosophy as it had been presented in his Theology Degree. Ron has extensive experience in Restorative Justice and Conferencing through his years working within the Child, Youth, and Family Agency. Kath worked initially as a Health Social Worker and Life Skills Educator prior to completing an Education Degree at Waikato University, followed by a Masters in Counselling. Kath initiated the movement into a school setting and it was her passionate advocacy for young people, alongside her belief in Restorative Philosophy, that motivated this training package. Ron and Kath have been members of the University of Waikato’s Restorative Practices Development Team since the late 1990’s, and their training package encompasses a narrative approach to restorative conversations.