BA, MC, RCC
Co-Founder, Executive Director
I do not believe in hopeless cases – I believe in possibilities
Senior Counsellor + Human Swiss Army Knife
Specialties: EFT, EMDR, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, The Birkman Method®
How did Andrew begin the journey?
As a Co-Founder of Alongside You, Andrew has been with our Ladner based integrated health agency from the get go.
As our Executive Director and a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), Andrew also has many other duties – which includes web and social media marketing, coffee maker, being a networking ninja, and occasionally janitor extraordinaire.
How can Andrew help YOU?
Given all his roles at the clinic, sometimes Andrew thinks he is a human swiss army knife. For his Director role, he has to utilize his staff management skills, business development knowledge, and networking abilities. With clients, he uses his education and counselling background in marriage and family therapy, addictions, mental health, and others to help people improve on their current situations and achieve the goals they’ve set out. In all that he does, however, his greatest skill is being able to see where someone is today, and look beyond to see what they are capable of. Andrew doesn’t believe in hopeless cases – he believes in possibilities.
The most rewarding part of Andrew’s job is seeing someone’s life transformed and seeing the joy they experience when they get to experience life without all of the baggage. In the same way, when working with his business clients, Andrew loves seeing the change from point A to point B, and how they achieve the goals they’ve set out and more. Andrew loves seeing them exceed what they thought possible and go forward making a positive impact on the world around them.
Why is Alongside You different from other agencies in Ladner and North Delta?
Andrew loves how involved we get to be in our community. We work very closely with other businesses and organizations so that we know the local resources available for our clients, and so that we can develop our services to meet the needs of the local residents. He also loves our staff – we are incredibly fortunate to have loving, dedicated staff who sacrifice to make our services available and accessible to everyone.
What is Andrew like outside of work?
Andrew is a lifelong musician, and a car nut so he’d likely be a professional musician, or a race car driver if he did not become a counsellor. He has had the opportunity to get a taste of both in his life and while he wouldn’t find them nearly as rewarding as what he gets to do now, he could be convinced to do them in his retirement!
Andrew loves driving performance cars, listening to and playing music, and spending time with his lovely family. His family is his life, and he can’t wait to see them at the end of each day.