The Manline Team

The Manline Team

Ray Jermyn
Business Manager
My name is Ray, and I may well be the person you first talk to when you call Manline. I have been married twice , and also have one adult son, Liam. 

Now in my 50’s, I have worked in a number of industries over the years, from banking, photography, retail, management and mental health care. Weekends I am likely to be out taking photographs which has been a lifelong passion, or perhaps exploring garage sales since I am collector of small mechanical objects.

As I have matured my focus has distinctly shifted towards helping people, men’s health especially, and the needs of those who need a hand up. All of us at some stage need help, and my focus here is to ensure we deliver the very best service at low or no cost to the community Manline serves. It is important to me personally that Manline is able to educate and help men to become better versions of themselves.

Philip  Straker 
 Client Services Manager | Counsellor |Facilitator 
Hi my name is Philip.

I have three adult children (who I’m very proud of) Daniel, Jessica and Rachel and five wonderful grandchildren Charlotte, Jordan, Rebecca, Corbin and Stella with another on the way. Apart from my family and other wonderful relationships I have and enjoy in my life, I also enjoy listening to music, reading (fiction, science fiction, and fantasy, enough real life at work) camping, target shooting, forest and beach walks, and using my old (I used to be a mechanic in another lifetime) mechanical skills for family and friends 

I have been working at Manline for twenty three years, gained my certificate in counselling 1994 from Central Institute of Technology (now WelTec), over the past twenty three years I have attended and completed numerous training workshops including a four year Bio-Energetic therapy training.

I have been full member of NZAC since 1998 and my official title is Clinical Services Manager. As a counsellor/therapist I spend most of my work day with clients. I also do in-house training and internal supervision for our counsellors/facilitators, facilitate a therapy group one evening a week and at times facilitate stopping violence groups.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

Jason  Hardman
Counsellor | Facilitator 
Hi, my name is Jason.

I live with my partner Claire and between us we have five children who range in age from their late teens down to pre-school. We are a blended family and face the challenges of co-parenting and step-parenting in modern society.

My life’s journey has taken me from being a caretaker of a small bush reserve, computer consultant, professional musician and a teacher in primary, secondary and adult education. I returned to study at Massey University in 2012 where I gained a Master of Counselling.

My introduction to Manline was as a client in 2001 and I have taken advantage of the many of the counselling services in this time. It is my belief in the services that Manline provides to men that has influenced my career direction. Life now sees me balancing family, music, teaching and counselling.

Bill McCorkindale 
Counsellor 
Hi, I’m Bill McCorkindale, a 67 year old father of a son and daughter with 6 grandkids.
I was born in Wairoa, went to Napier Boys High and then on to Massey, where I gained a BSc and a certificate in Counselling. I am a member of the NZ Violence Prevention Association.

In a previous life I have been a teacher and school principal, as well as a forestry and agricultural worker. I became part of Manline in 1994 as a client, and then worked for them from 1999 until 2004. I then worked at Relationships Aotearoa for 12 years.

I enjoy yoga, walking, good food and wine. After all this time, I am still passionate about helping men become more loving and caring towards themselves, partners and their children.

Graeme Richardson
Counsellor
Hi, My name is Graeme.  I was born in Dunedin. I am a loving father to Michael and Gillian, husband to Paula and proud grandfather to Isobella.  

When not working I enjoy tramping in the Ruahine and Tararua Ranges, playing music and experiencing all this magic country has to offer.

I have gained counselling qualifications at Massey university and have lasting gratitude for the training and insight provided to me by my mentors, supervisors and lecturers.

The men's work I do at Manline is important to me. As a man, I help other men discover their own truth within a safe space. It is not my role to find solutions; my clients discover for themselves what best serves them in the present moment

Neil Westwood
Social Worker 
Hi, my name is Neil.  My wife and I live in friendly Feilding with a blended family unit alongside our five children. I completed my Bachelor of Social Work with Massey University. I am also a current member of the Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers.

A personal strength of mine is being able to quickly develop rapport and trust with my clients in order to form strong and effective client-practitioner relationships.  I am drawn to using a strength-based approach while working alongside men so they are able to identify, access and utilise naturally occurring strengths within their immediate setting. 

I am enjoying my role with Manline and look forward to supporting my clients as they work towards achieving their personal goals

Governance Board 


Convenor:   Bernice Tyree
Treasurer:   Neil Ivamy
Secretary:   Bruce Page
Geoff Walker
Paul Woods

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