Graduate/Student Counselling

Newly graduated and student counsellors are required to complete a certain number of face-to-face hours to either graduate, or achieve full professional body membership (with the New Zealand Association of Counsellors). Consequently, their fees are reduced. If you'd like to access this type of counselling service, please contact the people below. Please note they will be attending professional supervision as part of offering their service to clients.

Newly Graduated Counsellors

James Slawson

Counsellor | Bachelor of Counselling, Provisional Member NZAC

  • Hi, my name is James Slawson and I work predominantly from a client centred and collaborative approach but I also include aspects of narrative therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy. I have an openness and willingness to adapt these approaches to suit the client and their needs. 
  • I specialise in LGBT and Intersex, gender and sexuality, identity, depression, anxiety, addiction, relationships, HIV, self esteem, isolation and loneliness. 
  • I will listen to you without judging or criticising and together we can talk about and explore any issue that you find troubling
  • Fee $90 negotiable, sliding scale available, WINZ clients accepted
  • Days and times can be negotiated, depending on availability
  • ph 021 117 0952 | | 1 Poynton Terrace, Auckland CBD

Kaysey Manuel 

Narrative Counsellor | PgDip Narrative Practice, PgDip in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, BA SocSci + Psych

  • Kia ora, my name is Kaysey Manuel and I am a registered provisional member of NZAC.
  • I work from a narrative perspective and what this means, is I am interested in your stories, whatever they may be. When we walk together to travel the path of your life 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? 
  • You are the expert in your life, and if talking with me helps you uncover hidden strengths and hope you didn't realise were hiding, then I am grateful to be able to walk alongside you as you uncover these things.
  • I currently offer counselling space on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday with options of late nights and my counselling is offered on a sliding scale that is outlined on my website.
  • | ph 027 417 3607 | 44 Powell St, Avondale, Auckland |

Rosalie Oliver

Counsellor | Bachelor of Social Practice, Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling

  • Hi, my name is Rosalie Oliver. I specialise in Narrative Therapy. As human beings we make sense of our lives through stories. Sometimes the stories we tell about our lives become dominated by problems. I can help you to separate yourself from the problem/s, creating space to come up with solutions and a more empowering story for your life. 
  • I'm particularly interested in working with issues such as anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses, relationship issues, grief, body image and bullying. I can offer flexible hours, such as after hours or weekends if necessary. 
  • website | ph 021 107 9572 | | Unit 18, 1 Ambrico Place, New Lynn | rates $65/hr

Student Counsellors