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 work with children at Beachlands School, empower young adults in South Auckland, 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.

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. 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.
  • Passionate about access to health food and agreements.
  • 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
  • Full-time student studying Counselling in Auckland
  • Certified Root-Cause therapist
  • Counsellor at Beachlands School
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed
  • Using Gestalt, CBT, Trauma Informed, person-centered therapy to support my clients