Carolynn Storey - 3rd Year Counselling Student
Kia ora. I am in my final year of a Bachelor of Counselling and am on placement here at MSASS for 2023. I was a Primary teacher for 20 years, and recently trained in Child Centred Play Therapy (CCPT). After working therapeutically with children in this way I decided to go back to “school” myself and undertake further counselling studies to broaden my skills in supporting both children, and adults.
In my work I am passionate about helping others to heal, grow and develop, through feeling valued, accepted, and learning to believe in themselves.
I live in Te Awamutu and have 2 teenage children. When I’m not studying, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking, gardening, and going for walks at the beach or bush.
Dahna Banks - 3rd Year Counselling Student
I am currently in my final year of completing a Bachelor of Counselling with Wintec.
I was fortunate to have completed my first year of placement in a High School as a student counsellor in 2022; providing a safe space for adolescents and teens to have a voice and speak to someone they trust, who will listen, advocate and enhance their overall well-being while supporting them to achieve their personal goals was extremely fulfilling.
I am a mum of 2 teenagers and have a strong desire and passion for supporting adolescents and young people. I am also a qualified massage therapist, love the outdoors, enjoy most sports, and am passionate about staying active and healthy; which I believe also benefits both mental and emotional well-being.