Philip Squires

AnchorPoint Counselling Ltd


Personal growth is a natural desire and need. It is the movement towards what will be beneficial to reaching our human potential. Growth happens when the right conditions are provided.

I have over 10 years counselling experience of which I have been a volunteer Lifeline counsellor (2009-2014) as part of their Face-to-Face counselling team and I currently provide counselling support for primary and secondary students is several schools in Auckland.

I now have the capacity to provide counselling support from home. My counselling room is separate from the house.


I am available for whatever the issue is, including:

  • Grief & Loss
  • Depression/Sadness
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • Self Improvement
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Emotional Distress
  • Unresolved Childhood Issues
  • Trauma
  • Drugs and Alcohol issues


Counselling Services

Counselling is a journey of self-discovery helping you in a non-judgemental environment to understand the factors that may have contributed to your current situation and exploring new ways to make positive change, while also learning to accept that which we cannot change.

My role is to provide understanding and therapeutic insights that can be explored and used as you see fit. Depending on what has brought you to counselling, you may expect to find improvements in your relationship with self and others, increased autonomy, spontaneity and a deeper connection and appreciation with self.


Counselling Approach

My approach is wholistic and my goal is to work in partnership, with the intent on connecting with my client and not just treating the need. To acknowledge your strengths and resourcefulness while exploring the aspects of your life that are challenging.

Each client is unique so I adapt my approach depending on what you need from a counsellor and what is beneficial for you and relate in a way that is meaningful and life-giving.

A couple of theories I draw from are Person Cantered Practice, Transactional Analysis, Brain -based Neuro-Science along with evidence-based strategies and interventions.


Background and Experience

I have 20 years’ experience working with young people and adults working as a Community Social Worker for non-profit and non-government agencies like Auckland City Mission. Providing assistance to at risk young people, to adults, and the elderly for issues like homelessness, addiction, youth offending, self-esteem and social skills to name a few.

Over the last 10 years my focus has been working as a counsellor in schools, at Lifeline and private practice. I have worked with children as young as 5 and with adults well into their retirement.

I am committed to my on-going professional development as a counsellor. I attend on-going training throughout the year.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Diploma in Counselling
- Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

Q Appointments

- Monday & Wednesday 5pm onwards.
- Thursday 3pm onwards.
- Saturday fortnightly and afternoons only.

Q Fees

- Adults: $100 per session.
- For children, adolescents and Uni students my fee is $65.00 per session.
- For clients under 25 I have a couple of agencies I can apply for up to 4 funded sessions. Funded sessions are not guaranteed though.
- payment can be made by Cash or Internet Banking