Marieke Andre

New Narratives Ltd

I have worked in the counselling field for over 20 years have a Masters of Counselling Degree and am passionate about supporting people to heal and grow.

I believe counselling provides a space for people to explore new ways of seeing themselves, their experiences and their lives. Learning new skills and growing insight and self-awareness assists you to gain a sense of control and purpose, opens opportunity and provides a platform for positive change and personal fulfilment.

I am able to support people to manage a range of life’s challenges including:

  • managing your emotions
  • unhelpful thought patterns
  • relationship issues
  • addiction issues
  • depression and anxiety
  • trauma
  • sexual abuse and assault
  • grief and loss
  • and other personal, work and family challenges

Counselling focused on your needs

I have training and experience in a variety of counselling approaches and am flexible in my approach depending on the needs of my clients.

My Counselling Experience

My previous experience includes working as a Mental Health / Dual Diagnosis Support Worker. 10 years experience in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD ) field, counselling in both Kaupapa Maori and mainstream services. Previously holding a full membership with the Drug & Alcohol Practitioners Association of NZ (DAPAANZ). I have also worked as a School Guidance Counsellor , Programme Facilitator for the Department of Corrections and in mainstream and iwi based services as a Whanau/ Family Therapist.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered with New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- ACC Registered Counsellor (Sensitive Claims)

Q Qualifications

- Masters of Counselling- University of Waikato
-Bachelor of Social Sciences- University of Waikato
-Certificate in Adult Teaching- Waiariki Polytechnic
-Certificate in Community Work- Waiariki Polytechnic

Q Session Cost

Private referrals:
Individual $130 (inc GST) 60 min session

ACC Counselling - free for eligible sensitive claims (sexual abuse/assault)

I Am Hope - funds two free sessions for young people up to 25yrs old.