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Manuela Beiner

Manuela Beiner

Counsellor & Supervisor

Alternative Story Counselling & Supervision
I can help you improve your relationships and make the changes you desire by developing new insight and skills to work through the problems you are experiencing in your life.
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Contact Manuela

M. 021 052 7301 (text only)
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Practice Locations

Royal Oak / Onehunga

Transport and Parking

There is a visitor car park and street parking available.


Appointments are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9am - 6pm. Weekends and after hours by negotiation.


Individuals: $100 including GST for a one hour session.
Couples: $150 including GST for a one hour session.
Supervision: $140 including GST for a one hour session.

Payment Options

Payment is CASH ONLY. To be paid at the beginning of each session (I currently do not have Eftpos facilities on my premises).

Client Types

Adolescents, adults, couples.


Areas of Special Interest

Mood problems (anxiety, depression); Relationships, separation, re-partnering; Grief & loss; Life transitions; Migrants; Self-esteem, self-confidence, stress; Dependence on drugs, alcohol, gambling; Identity; Anger, bullying; Motivational coaching.


Counselling/Therapy Services

Do you want things to be different?
Do you feel overwhelmed, lacking motivation, stressed out or unable to cope with the problems affecting your day-to-day life?
Are you looking for new direction in your life or in your relationships?

It’s ok to seek help.
I would like the opportunity to work collaboratively with you and discover your strengths and resilience as we explore a different way forward. I can assist you find out more about yourself, your skills, hopes and dreams to manage your present and future more effectively. I am an experienced Counsellor with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health wellness area. I am skilled in working with a range of mood problems and relationship management issues.

I am committed to providing a confidential, non-judgmental, respectful and therapeutic environment for you to thrive in.

Counselling/Therapy Approaches

I use counselling methods and techniques depending on your needs:
  • Narrative Therapy – reconnecting with your skills and competencies by looking at problems in very different ways in order to develop a new future.
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - learning how to think differently can change how we feel or act, even if the situation does not change.
  • Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy - ideal for people who are overwhelmed by emotions and distress.
  • Transactional Analysis - explains how people sometimes continue to re-play childhood strategies with unhelpful results.
  • Interactive Drawing Therapy - exploring and understanding behaviours through drawing
  • Working with figurines as symbols

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC) 


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (UNITEC)
  • Bachelor of Social Practice (UNITEC)
  • Diploma in Social and Community Work (UNITEC)
  • Certificate in Dual Diagnosis (Drugs/alcohol and mental health issues) - (CADS - Community Alcohol and Drug Services)
  • Certificate in Telephone Counselling (LIFELINE)
  • Certificate in Supervision (University of Auckland + NZ Association of Counsellors)

Background and Experience

Alongside my private practice I work part time in the mental health sector with families/whanau/carers of people suffering from mental health problems and dependence (on drugs, alcohol, gambling). I have experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds, cultures, ages and sexual orientations. In the past, I worked as a Telephone Counsellor with Lifeline; and as a School Guidance Counsellor in a multicultural secondary school.

I have extensive life experience and have managed life transitions and new challenges successfully.

As a registered member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC), I abide by its Code of Ethics. I have regular professional supervision and participate in personal and professional development activities.


Supervision Services

I provide supervision for people in the caring profession to benefit from regular support and prevent burnout. I believe that a supervision relationship is based on collaboration. I encourage my supervisees to share any aspect of their practice that needs to be addressed, knowing that they are not judged but rather encouraged to refine their practice.