Welcome to Atawhai Counselling & Supervision. My name is Kyrin and I am born and bred right here in Aotearoa, I spent most of my younger years in Tauranga bought up in a bicultural whānau with my Māori Mum and Indian Dad. Today I live, love and work in Tāmaki-Makaurau (Auckland).
I work from a strength-based relational foundation. I work with my clients to find and build on the tools and resources that they already have in order to make change, utilising methods from motivational interviewing and narrative therapy. I am guided by indigenous models, theories and practices which are activated by the needs and wants of clients. I value kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) and believe that when we connect face to face, we also connect heart to heart.
I have worked in the social work industry for ten years before retraining as a counsellor in 2015.