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Ali Andrew

Ali Andrew



Journeying to the core of issues
to create effective change.

Ali Andrew counsellor henderson west auckland
Are you feeling stuck in any area of your life or in your relationships?
Are looking for a safe, understanding and confidential therapist?
My passion is to journey alongside you in a sensitive and respectful manner,
to carefully and creatively help you bring effective change into your life.

People come to me for:

  • feeling stuck in any area of life
  • unable to cope
  • relationship issues
  • abuse and trauma
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • communication skills
  • stress
  • grief
  • parenting skills
  • anger
  • low self esteem
  • boundary difficulties
  • lack of self-compassion
  • spiritual issues
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My counselling approach:

My passion is to provide a safe, caring, accepting relationship, where I can journey alongside you, to help bring effective change into your life. Therefore, my counselling styles include strength-based strategies for short term clients, emotion regulation approaches for anger, anxiety and depression, and then to journey more deeply with you for historical issues such as grief and trauma, that are impacting your ability to live life to the full.

My work with couples is based on Emotionally Focussed Therapy, where I use a non- blaming and non- siding perspective, to bring understanding to the disconnect that happens between couples when they get caught in conflict, and stuck in patterns that keep past hurts from being resolved, in order to then build a safe, secure connection/ attachment between them.


My experience:

I have around 20 years of counselling experience. Having worked with a wide range of adults and couples in this time I offer a variety of counselling styles to include all clients, catering for both short term and long term clients.

If you’re not familiar with the process of counselling, you may be feeling vulnerable or anxious. I understand that; hence the need to create a safe environment, in order for you to feel comfortable and go at your own pace, so that you can complete the counselling journey in a way that is most helpful for you.

I am committed to on-going training, in order to further my practice and am a member of New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association (MNZCCA) and work within their code of ethics. I enjoy working with people from any faith, or with no faith. I also bring my own life skills to my work, with being in my second marriage, and have personal experience of single parenting, grand parenting and blended families.
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“You’re exactly what I needed”

“You are very compassionate, and clearly love the work that you do”

“Thank you for being so supportive, and being a guide. You have been so understanding and helpful”

 "As well as helping to find immediate coping strategies, Ali is committed to journeying with her clients into the deeper issues. She takes time to create a safe environment and brings compassion and experience to her role. The interactive drawing therapy she uses really works for me and I am continuing to make progress with her help. I highly recommend her."

“I've been counselled by Ali Andrew during two challenging episodes of my life & I have benefited greatly from her professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, holistic & gifted counselling. I've required counselling at a number of stages of life since my teens (I'm now almost 50) & Ali is the best counsellor I've had. I recommend her highly.” 



  • I work with both individuals and couples
  • I work with both short term and long term clients
  • I have some evening appointments available
  • I provide counselling online via Skype
  • I do not provide a 24 hour crisis service 


 $100-110 for a full hour appointment



My office is in Phoenix House, a Counselling and Psychotherapy agency, with a quiet and peaceful atmosphere in the heart of Henderson, West Auckland. Plenty of parking is available, it’s on the bus route and close to the train, with a beautiful view over the Waitakeres.

  Phoenix House
  306 Great North Rd
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Contact Ali

Phone:  021 232 2701

Voice Mail:  09 837 1797
Post:  PO Box 21519, Henderson
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