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About Me

I am an accredited BACP Integrative Counsellor with over 15 years' experience, incorporating: Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Humanistic principles. I am a qualified Interpersonal Psychotherapist (IPT).

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk) and bound by their Ethical Code of Practice where I am regularly supervised.

I have found that Counselling helps a person to find effective ways of managing their lives, enabling them to find appropriate tools to manage those worries and anxieties. By identifying patterns of behaviour, counselling can help find ways for us to cope with day-to-day life and decision making.

As your Counsellor I am guided by your needs, sometimes bringing an awareness of past issues whilst remaining focused on the here and now. I am here to support, encourage and provide a safe environment for you as you travel this particular part of your life's journey.

Experience

My years of experience as a Counsellor include working with a diverse range of clients on a variety of issues, including work as

  • NHS Counsellor and Supervisor
  • Student Counsellor within a University setting
  • Bereavement Counsellor and Co-facilitator of Bereavement Training course within Hospice
  • Rape and Sexual abuse support worker
  • Counsellor with MIND, the mental health charity

I am registered with -

  • BUPA
  • Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP's) and Insurance claims

I continue to update my skills and am trained in the following approaches;

  • Compassion Focussed Therapy
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision (BPS Approved)
  • Stress Management

I am Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked.

Registered with BAATN (Black and Asian Therapist Network).

Couples Therapy

Couples need to be a team and sometimes need a team around them. I, as your Counsellor, am that for you. Whether to improve aspects of your relationship or if you are in the process of separation and/or divorce, Couple’s therapy can help in easing this often difficult transition.

My role is to help you:

  • Build better communication skills
  • Explore renewed ways of trusting each other
  • Problem solve together
  • Plan for the future

For an enquiry and/or appointment contact me on 07772 714807, email: andrea@autumnwoods.org.uk

Supervision

I am a qualified Supervisor within the NHS and offer supervision within my private practice to Counsellors and trainee Student Counsellors.

Please feel free to contact me on 07772 714 807, email: andrea@autumnwoods.org.uk