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Michelle Youngs

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At BTI, you will learn from staff who are experienced teachers and educators, researchers, practitioners, health workers and graduates themselves. Many have worked in private practice, for public institutions and for universities in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas 

Michelle Youngs
Michelle Youngs
Certification : MCouns(Hons), BA, DipTchg
Staff Code : #
Phone : 07 562 2932
Email : m.youngs@bti.ac.nz

Biography

Michelle started at BTI in 2000 – 2005 and returned in 2019 as an Kaiako/Educator in the School of Social Practice. She is the Professional Lead for the counselling students, part of the practicum team and teaches in the counselling programme on papers related to working with children and adolescents and narrative practices.

Michelle has a teaching background as a secondary school teacher and then has spent most of her working life as a Guidance Counsellor in a Team Leadership role. She also has had extensive experience in private practice and agencies offering counselling to children, young people and families, as well as providing supervision for practitioners.

Her passion is to equip counselling students to be transformational in the lives of others, particularly young people in schools and for our students to have a rich, personal transformative experience themselves in the process.  This means integrating the personal – faith and culture with skills, knowledge and practice.

Her role in overseeing students as Professional Lead in the counselling programme includes pastoral care and guidance and her desire is that students will experience first-hand the love of God (aroha o te Atua) and a sense of connection and belonging (whakawhanaungatanga) during their study journey.

Michelle is also part of Ngā Maunga Āwhina and acts as a practicum tutor.

Research

Michelle is currently exploring two Research areas:

  • Helpful practices for counsellors working in schools in Aotearoa
  • Relational Wellness – a Narrative Informed approach.

Areas of Expertise

Michelle’s area of specialty is working from a narrative stance with children, adolescents and families particularly in the context of schools.

Meet our Staff

At BTI, you will learn from staff who are experienced teachers and educators, researchers, practitioners, health workers and graduates themselves. Many have worked in private practice, for public institutions and for universities in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas 

Michelle Youngs
Michelle Youngs
Certification : MCouns(Hons), BA, DipTchg
Staff Code :
Phone : 07 562 2932
Email : m.youngs@bti.ac.nz

Biography

Michelle started at BTI in 2000 – 2005 and returned in 2019 as an Kaiako/Educator in the School of Social Practice. She is the Professional Lead for the counselling students, part of the practicum team and teaches in the counselling programme on papers related to working with children and adolescents and narrative practices.

Michelle has a teaching background as a secondary school teacher and then has spent most of her working life as a Guidance Counsellor in a Team Leadership role. She also has had extensive experience in private practice and agencies offering counselling to children, young people and families, as well as providing supervision for practitioners.

Her passion is to equip counselling students to be transformational in the lives of others, particularly young people in schools and for our students to have a rich, personal transformative experience themselves in the process.  This means integrating the personal – faith and culture with skills, knowledge and practice.

Her role in overseeing students as Professional Lead in the counselling programme includes pastoral care and guidance and her desire is that students will experience first-hand the love of God (aroha o te Atua) and a sense of connection and belonging (whakawhanaungatanga) during their study journey.

Michelle is also part of Ngā Maunga Āwhina and acts as a practicum tutor.

Research

Michelle is currently exploring two Research areas:

  • Helpful practices for counsellors working in schools in Aotearoa
  • Relational Wellness – a Narrative Informed approach.

Areas of Expertise

Michelle’s area of specialty is working from a narrative stance with children, adolescents and families particularly in the context of schools.

Michelle Youngs
Michelle Youngs
Counselling, Educator/Kaiako, Social Practice
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MCouns(Hons), BA, DipTchg
Staff code #
07 562 2932
m.youngs@bti.ac.nz
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