Welcome. I'm glad you found me.

Effective therapy is grounded in the connection between the client and therapist. I prioritise attentiveness to your story, your worries, and the aspects of yourself you wish to disclose. My commitment lies in delivering a non-judgmental and supportive setting. I am dedicated to practicing person-centered therapy, where I align with your direction while ensuring a nurturing atmosphere where you can experience empathy, understanding, and support as you embark on a journey toward a more profound understanding of yourself and a place of healing.

Hi, I'm Alister

Guiding lives, shaping futures. From entrepreneur to coach and therapist, I've spent 30 years navigating the realms of marketing and product development. Now, I'm honored to have worked with children at Beachlands School, empowered hundreds of young adults in South Auckland to find mahi, and support individuals and couples on their journey towards healthier relationships, inner peace, and self-worth. As a proud father of three, I understand the complexities of blended families firsthand. 

As a therapist, my primary commitment is to provide a safe and empathetic space where individuals can explore and navigate the complexities of their emotions, thoughts, and life experiences. I believe in the transformative power of genuine connection and actively engage in building a trusting and collaborative relationship with my clients.

In our therapy sessions, I bring a person-centered approach, tailoring my guidance to your unique needs and preferences. I am dedicated to truly listening to your story, understanding your concerns, and working together to explore avenues of personal growth and healing. My goal is to create an atmosphere that fosters self-reflection, self-discovery, and a sense of empowerment. Therapy is about re-establishing trust and connection, it starts with you and me, then you and you and you and everyone else.

Drawing from various therapeutic modalities, I integrate evidence-based practices to address a wide range of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and life transitions. My passion is using Internal Family Systems to help you find harmony in your inner world. Whether you seek short-term solutions or long-term exploration, I am here to support you on your journey to emotional well-being. Together, we can work towards unlocking your potential, building resilience, and achieving a deeper understanding of yourself.

A few more things about me...

  • 30+ years as an entrepreneur mainly in sales, marketing and export sales.
  • 18 years working with men, coaching and facilitating mens work individually and in groups. 
  • I ran Richie McCaw, Dan Carter and Ali Williams' charity for about 3 years.
  • Background in IT software development, exporting, product development of natural products
  • Trauma Informed Practice 
  • Certified Root-Cause therapist and Certified Nice Guy Coach 
  • Qualified Counsellor
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed
  • Using Gestalt, CBT, Trauma Informed, person-centered therapy to support my clients