Children’s Counsellor

BSocWk (UNSW), MATh (St Andrews Theological College), PostGradDipBereaveCouns (Children) (NCCG), Working with Bereaved Adults (BCC); AASW.

Emmanuel (Manny) Kassiotis has a Bachelor of Social Work (UNSW) and a Master of Arts (Theology). Manny has worked in the areas of disability, guardianship, missing persons and child protection since 2000. Manny has child protection experience in both Scotland and Australia, having worked in child and family teams and the DoCS Helpline. Manny has extensive experience in delivering counselling interventions and planning and facilitating group work services.

Between 2008 and 2013, Manny was the coordinator and co-facilitator of the bereaved sibling group of The Compassionate Friends NSW. Manny has worked at Cara House since October 2013 providing group work services and as a counsellor and group work therapist. Manny has many years of experience in supporting families facing difficult, challenging and life-altering situations. Manny works within a human rights, social justice and child protection framework, with a particular emphasis on supporting those affected by grief and loss.

Manny is a member of the  Board of Directors of CaraCare.