Kyrin Bhula

Atawhai Counselling


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).


Areas of Special Interest

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • loss
  • grief
  • self-esteem
  • building confidence
  • finding solutions
  • holding space for difficult conversations
  • LGBTQI+ friendly
  • cultural competency
  • BIPOC friendly
  • spirituality
  • intimacy and self-love
  • relationship counselling
  • family work


Counselling Approach

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.


Background and Experience

I have worked in the social work industry for ten years before retraining as a counsellor in 2015.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Health Science (Specialisation in Counselling)

Q Testimonials

“Kyrins’ heart is one of the biggest, when I came to her space I instantly felt welcomed and cared for, her hosting skills are impeccable, I sit really awkwardly around new people, but she was so warm. Her love for herself speaks volumes, the world needs more people like her. She shows up, she is vibrant, bubbly and also a realist. She speaks my language.”
— Sabrina

“Kyrin is warm and kind, she made me feel comfortable and safe straight away like I could trust her. ”
— Hayley

Q Appointments

I am available Tuesdays via Zoom or Fridays in-person.

Q Fees

$110 per session

Q Payment Options

Cash or bank deposit