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Philip Walker | Counsellor - Family therapist

134 Birkdale Road - Birkdale
0626 Auckland
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Counselling Birkdale - Auckland

Hi! I am Phil, an experienced counsellor and family therapist in Birkdale and Remuera in Auckland.


If you are at a stage in life of feeling that things aren’t quite how they should be. Let me reassure you there is always light at the end of the tunnel.


I see individuals, couples and families. I work with people of all ages and have a specialty in supporting people to recover form destructive relationships.


I am hugely passionate in helping people on their heroes journey, I read constantly and have lots of different qualifications which keep increasing.


I provide an environment of empathy, support, and trust. I wish to help you feel at ease to explore what has been going on for you and the goals you would like to work towards.


If you would like to know more or make an appointment, feel free to contact me.




Opleidingen en registraties

Qualifications and registrations

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills 
  • Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling (2008)
  • BA (Hons) Combined Studies (Psychology) (2001)


  • Other Diplomas in: Nutrition, Philosophy, Business management.




My specialty niche is supporting people to recover from destructive relationships. 


My overall passion is seeing people on their heroes journey from surviving to thriving. I love seeing people burst through to become their most authentic selves.


I use an integrative approach to do this. I use a person centred trusting framework mixed with coaching , nlp, transactional analysis, ken Wilber integral life practice framework


I also see a lot of people with other issues, such as workplace struggles, relationship issues, depression and anxiety very common (often mixed with relationship issues), ptsd.


My fee is:


  • $110 per one hour session of individual counselling
  • $120 for couples
  • $130 for 3 or more people

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday 9am - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday -
Sunday -




Read the interview with Philip Walker below.


1. Where is your practice (office) located?
Birkdale road and Remuera road.

2. What life events have been important to you?
Having lots of counselling in 2002. Moving to New Zealand in 2009. Studying to be a therapist 2005 to 2008. Moving into more entrepreneurial ventures 2018 onwards.

3. Why did you become a counsellor / therapist?
I studied psychology as a degree and was interested in helping people. I then had a lot of personal therapy which made me decide this was the path for me.

4. What do you like the most about being a counsellor/therapist?
I love to see people move to being the person they truly are/want to be.

5. What is your most remarkable experience as a counsellor/therapist?
No one experience stands out. The general experience is all very positive and affirming.



1. What was your most pleasant moment today/yesterday?
Today has been experiencing bb the morning sun.

2. How do you see yourself in 5 years? And in 10 years?
I see myself being a counsellor for pure enjoyment with no connection to income. I see myself being financially grounded through other business ventures.

3. What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?
Beach walks and coffee. Time with my nephew.

4. What makes you happy?
As above.

5. Do you have a partner and/or family?
No partner and my family are in the UK. I have people here though I love as family.

6. Have you ever had therapy / counselling yourself? What was your experience?
Yes it was incredible.

7. What other occupation would you have liked, if you hadn't become a counsellor / therapist?
Some work helping others maybe teaching, social work, support work. Also perhaps entrepreneurship.



1. Who inspires you?
Robert Kiyosaki. Tony Robbins.

2. Books you recommend?
Set yourself free by Shirley Smith.

3. Your favourite film and why?
Back to the future. It just resonated with me as a child. Loved time travel as an idea.

4. Your favourite quote?
The only educated person is the one who has learned how to grow and change. Carl Rogers

5. What is your mission?
To raise consciousness of humanity.

6. What is your superpower?
My intuition.

7. Top tip for happiness?
Know you are fundamentally okay whatever has happened to you. Just be you.

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