Kaysey Manuel, Counsellor

About me

Photo of a rainbow above a hill on a cloudy day by Grahame Jenkins on UnsplashI like to support all people in living their best lives, free of judgement and in the way they feel comfortable using a non judgemental, transparent approach.

I uphold a great respect for your journey and a curiosity about uncovering the wisdom you hold: What has fueled your travels? What supports you in taking steps forward?

While I am trained to facilitate conversation and growth with you, YOU are the expert in living your life and this is the underpinning of our work together.

Our first session will be a space for us to get to know one another. If it is your first time in counselling, I will go over what you can expect over time and how processing works outside of the session.

About me

I initially trained through AUT in their Psychodynamic programme and offered my time to Youthline in their phone counselling services. I took some time away from work to raise two special needs children and have since completed Narrative Practice training.

I have a particular interest in alternative relationship structures and dynamics, sexual and transitional identity building and helping people seek hope in hope-less situations. I specialise in supporting people against anxiety and a particular passion for supporting people after a traumatic event. This includes living with C-PTSD or PTSD symptoms.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy
Post Grad Diploma in Narrative Counselling

Registered Provisional Member of NZAC.
Registered to work with ACC claimants