Andrew grew up in the Huapai/ Helensville (NZ) area and after time in other NZ cities and four years working in the squatter communities of Asia he returned to the Helensville area in 1996. He has worked as a counsellor with men, young men (10+) and their families since 2002.
Andrew specialises in transitions, spirituality, spiritual and sexual abuse, sex addictions, clearing anger, parenting, contemplative spiritual practices, debriefing and community development.
“The thing I love about counselling is the privilege of engaging deeply with people and supporting them to identify their strengths, values and motivations and move towards their goals and dreams in life. I believe we only have one shot at this life and we need to risk making the most of it.”
Andrew has a Masters degree in counselling (M.Ed. (Hons) Counselling), and a B.Min. from BCNZ (now Laidlaw College) and is a qualified Spiritual Director. He is a member of counselling and spiritual direction associations (MNZCCA, MNZAC, ACSD) and also ACC approved for sensitive claims. He is undergoing specialist training in sexual addictions and working with partners (IACSAS and APSATS) and couples work (EFT Externship). He and his wife Susannah also offer 5 a day debriefing process under Piringa.
See counsellingcreatively.co.nz for more details.