Who We Are

About us….

Andrew grew up in the Huapai/ Helensville area and after time in other NZ cities and four years working in the squatter communities of Asia he returned to the Helensville area in 1996. Since then he completed a number of qualifications including a Masters in counselling. He has worked as a counsellor with men, young men (10+) and their families since 2002.

Andrew specialises in transitions, spirituality, spiritual and sexual abuse, sex addictions, clearing anger, parenting, contemplative spiritual practices, debriefing and community development.

The thing I love about counselling is the privilege of engaging deeply with people and supporting them to identify their strengths, values and motivations and move towards their goals and dreams in life. I believe we only have one shot at this life and we need to risk making the most of it.

Susannah works contemplatively & creatively in her Spiritual Direction, counselling, Debriefing and Supervision work. Together we create a sacred Space to tune into the voice of love and hear the invitation being offered. We tend to the garden within, what season it is in, what needs are there. How might we respond to God’s intimate welcome?

I work with all areas of life and experiences, I am a constant learner myself in the ways of God and have Supervision and Spiritual Direction monthly. I love to create retreats for people, couples and families with rhythms of healing work, and rest and fun play as well.

Andrew and Susannah have two grown children and have lived in the South Kaipara most of their lives.

Why Us?

At Counselling Creatively Ltd we have a high regard for the human soul. We work sensitively with the whole person and seek to honour your life's journey and the things that are important to you. All our practitioners are well qualified (our intern students are in the process of qualifying), supervised and members of relevant professional associations eg MNZCCA, ACSD. We have been doing this work for over 15 years.

Andrew Connolly

M.Ed. (Hons) Counselling, (UoA)

B.Min., (Bachelor of Ministries, BCNZ)

Cert. HRD, (Cert. Human Resource Development, UoA)

Grad. Cert. Career Dev. (AUT),

MNZCCA, (Member NZ Christian Counsellors Association)

ACSD (Memeber Association of Christian Spiritual Directors)

ACC Approved,

C-SASI (Member Christian Sexual Addiction Specialists International)

CCSAS (Certified Clinical Sexual Addiction Specialist with C-CASI)

CCPS - candidate (Candidate for Membership of Christian Clinical Partner Specialists)

Counsellor Registered with NZAC (New Zealand Association of Counsellors)

Director, Counselling Creatively Ltd