Andy Cooper



Rolleston, New Zealand

I live with my Wife and 5 kids in Selwyn School was not a fun place for me and I dropped out when I was 15, went building and then into youth-work. At my local Church I was given support to look into helping youth in difficult life situations, this led me to look into counselling.I started to understand spiritually and now am a mentor on an online spirituality school with hundreds of participants around the world

Hi, I am Andy !

Hi, my name is Andy.I counsel a wide range of ages, gender, and issues. I have experience with counselling ages 6 to 80 years olds using CBT, NT, Substance and Sexual Addiction, Sand Tray and Interactive Drawing Therapy and Spiritual Connection.I specialise in Addictions, Couples, Couples Violence and Sexual issues, Spiritual Leadership, Spiritual Supervision, Spiritual boundaries, LGBTQ+, Teen, Spiritual Guidance, Anxiety, and much more.I have also worked with adults living life with mental illness working for Arataki Ministries as a Community Service Worker and Crisis Management with Salvation Army in the community, Man Alive Anger Management and Youth Justice Anger and emotional regulation.In the past I have counselled at Jigsaw North, Anglican Care, YouthSpace, Bream Bay Trust, AOD clinician for Salvation Army, Community Ministry Manager offering Counselling and Emergency services for Salvation Army, Managing Counselling Aotearoa and The Wellness CoLab. I cover a wide range of issues for example; parenting, violence, abuse, relationship issues intrapersonal relationship issues, drug and alcohol, other addictions, spiritual mentoring, abuse and loss.
How I work with all my clients is from the person-centred Approach – basically, I use whatever therapeutic model best suited to the clients.Overview of my approach to Couples Therapy: In saying this I have a normal session plan to make the most out of our time together, and cost-effective. Session 1, couple session – talking about areas that need work from both sides. Session 2, individual session Partner A Session 3, individual session Partner B Session 4, couples session to talk together. An additional sessions might be needed in regards to more complex issues
New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association (NZCCA) – Full Member
Bachelor of Counseling from Bethlehem Tertiary Institute
Anger Managment (Man-Alive, Corrections trained facilitator)
Substance Addiction Training (CRA model – The Salvation Army)
Sexual Addiction Training (SASA)
Play Therapy, Art therapy with Josie Scott
Suicide and Self-harm counselling through Compass
MESS NZ - Methamphetamine training
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