Andrew Kirby

The Square Circle Psychotherapy

Andrew aims to help people from all walks of life overcome obstacles and barriers preventing them from achieving happier, healthier, and more productive lives. This may mean finding help to resolve a specific problem or learning more about yourself and others to manage your lives more effectively.


Areas of Special Interest

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/Abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
  • Sexuality and Gender Identity
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Stress/Burnout
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Addictions
  • Mental health issues
  • Personality disorders.


Counselling/Therapy Services

Counselling helps to address issues in your current life and can be extremely beneficial in order to make valid, appropriate, and considered decisions. This process is usually achieved through the provision of short-to-medium term support and intervention for a particular issue or crisis you are facing, and often revolves around problem-solving and is solution-focused.

Many people experience psychological and emotional difficulties that cause discomfort in their lives, either within themselves or with their relationships, their families, or at work. Psychotherapy is a process that facilitates a journey inwards and explores the deeper aspects of both the conscious and unconsciousness in relation to these difficulties. Psychotherapy is usually medium to long term and takes place within a safe, confidential, and affirming setting with the support of a highly qualified and professionally trained psychotherapist. Psychotherapy can be supportive and/or exploratory and may be extremely helpful for those individuals who seek to know and understand themselves better. Levels of self-awareness increase about one’s desires, needs, beliefs, and motivations that often lie just outside of consciousness.


Counselling/Therapy Approach

Andrew works with a variety of different approaches depending on the client’s needs, however, his primary modality is psychodynamic psychotherapy which explores how early/past experiences influence the way we make sense and meaning of our lives in the present. In addition, he also draws from his toolkit of other modalities such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, Jungian, and Gestalt psychotherapy wherever it may be appropriate.


Background and Experience

Andrew combines extensive business experience and tertiary training in psychotherapy to assist individuals in realising their potential and increase performance in their business and personal lives. Originally from Zimbabwe, Andrew spent +20 years running his own recruitment/human resources firm. In partnership, he developed this business into a regional consultancy operation throughout central and southern Africa.

Andrew has a professional yet empathic, personal approach and is passionate about working with individuals who are hungry for personal growth and development though increased insight and understanding.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychotherapist
- Member of the NZ Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)

Q Qualifications

- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Master of Health Science in Adult Psychotherapy (First Class Honours)
- Graduate Diploma in Psychosocial studies.

Q Location

- Level 2, 46 Taharoto Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622

- Online therapy available.

Transport and Parking:
- Short walk from the bus station.
- Free on site parking

Q Appointments

Mondays to Wednesdays 10am to 5pm

Q Fees

- $160 per session.
- WINZ subsidies available for people on benefits or low incomes.
- fees can be paid by cash or online payments