Kathryn Barclay

Senior Lecturer

Staff profile

Kathryn Barclay


Senior Lecturer

Teaching areas

Health and Wellbeing


Bachelor of Science, DipTechg, Registered teacher, Masters in Counselling (1st class Hons), Counsellor registered with NZAC.


Kathryn initially worked as a secondary school teacher for 5 years before deciding to gain further qualifications to become a qualified counsellor. She has worked as a counsellor for over 20 years, in a range of settings including schools, agencies and her own private practice. She now works part-time as a lecturer in the counselling degree, and runs her private practice as a counsellor and clinical supervisor.

Why I love MIT

I am passionate about the counselling profession. Working as a lecturer at MIT allows me to be part of a great team who work to help our students develop skills to become safe, ethical and competent counsellors.

I love the environment at MIT which offers a vibrant and diverse range of students that add a richness to the learning experience.

I feel privileged to be part of students' journeys and enjoy seeing people learn, grow and develop as they progress through the course. I feel very proud to be able to witness students walk across the stage on graduation day, especially as I know aspects of the personal struggles many of them have had to overcome to complete their degree.