"The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself." - Maya Angelou
Manuela holds a Graduate Certificate of Counselling and Psychotherapy, is an accredited telephone crisis supporter with Lifeline, and is currently completing further education towards a Master’s in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She offers counselling and life coaching to adults and young adults.
Manuela’s career background is impressive, having previously worked as a lawyer, HR consultant and interpreter working in hospitals, mental health facilities, and prisons. In these environments she witnessed first-hand the devastating effects mental health concerns can have on people. This inspired her to change career direction and find ways she could contribute more directly to mental health solutions in her community. In her work as a counsellor, psychotherapist and life coach Manuela seeks to help people to delve deeper into their emotions, make sense of them, and the setbacks they have encountered in life, to empower them to move towards creating positive change.