Andrea Arnett Registered MBACP
I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor offering a holistic approach supporting clients on a very individual basis.
I can offer you an empathic, non-judgemental service in a safe environment where we can work together allowing you to talk and express yourself freely. I can use a variety of tools if needed from: talking, writing, drawing, painting, dream work and body work.
The approaches I use are: Person Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt, Brief Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
I offer my services to children, young people and adults individually, as couples or families.
I offer brief therapy (6 sessions), medium term therapy (10-20 sessions) and long term therapy.
Appointments can be made Monday to Sunday daytime and evenings to fit around your work schedule.
Home visits can be arranged for housebound clients.
Sessions are held in Whitehaven, Cleator Moor and Workington.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc(Hons) Practice Development Counselling (current study)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Practice (Level 4)
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Practice
Intermediate Counselling Certificate
Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS Level 4)
NVQ Early Years Care and Education (Level 3)
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and as part of my CPD I have attended various events and training days/courses:
NHS: Working with Personality Disorders
SAFA: Working with Self-harm and Suicide
Young Minds: Young Persons and Parental Mental Health Issues
CADAS: Substance Misuse Training
CADAS/YOS: Working with Young Offenders
Howgill Family Centre: Family Support Training
Safeguarding Training Level 2
CCC: Risk Taking Behaviours.
I have 16 years experience with a combination of working in Education, Counselling and Support roles.
I currently work as a School Counsellor working with children and young people. I am also employed by SAFA working with young people and adults who self-harm and also work in private practice taking in referrals from EAP's, individuals and organisations. I also run Education/Support Groups.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I will try and support you in any issue that you present to me.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Other therapies
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Rates are for a 1 hour session:
£35 for individuals
£40 for couples or families.
Reduced rates can be arranged for those in receipt of state benefits.
I am a Registered Accredited Member of the BACP.
I have Public Liability Insurance.
I have a current DBS.
I am fully aware of Safeguarding Procedures and hold a Level 2 Certificate.
I have experience of Multi-agency working.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Sunday 9am - 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|