Andrea Cauldwell MA Couns; Dip. Couns; Reg. MBACP (Accred)
07875 516965 / 07875 516965
Hello and welcome to my profile - I hope you will find it helpful. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, I hope I can make the process a little easier for you. I am a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and a trained couples/relationship counsellor.
Contact me in confidence on 07875 516965 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
I provide a confidential, supportive and respectful service from a quiet and comfortable setting just six miles between Derby and Ashbourne and close to the University of Derby. As well as working privately I also work in the Voluntary sector in Derby.
I understand that it is essential that you feel comfortable with your therapist in order to achieve the inner changes that you need to make, and will offer you the time and space to talk about what troubles you.
Counselling often means expressing feelings that are painful and difficult, feelings which many of us experience at certain times in our lives. When this happens it can be difficult to stay positive and cope with everyday life. Life's twists and turns affect everyone in a different way and counselling is an opportunity to explore personal difficulties in a safe and supported way.
You may be in a confusing relationship or feel you might benefit from support with depression, anxiety, bereavement or stress. Or you may be facing other major life changes such as divorce or redundancy. These kinds of events often give rise to feelings of anxiousness and helplessness and can be a fertile place for our fears to escalate. I will work with you to gain awareness, clarity and confidence as well as deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationship with others.
Our relationships can be wonderful, but also one of the most stressful and challenging areas of life. A partner can change from being our most trusted and cherished soul mate, to the cause of our deepest distress and anguish. I work with you as a couple to help you gain a better understanding and awareness of yourselves and each other and help you to manage conflict more effectively.
Work Related Issues
I have worked for over 25 years in the Public Sector, mainly in Human Resources and this has given me insight into the dynamics of the workplace, the stresses of formal procedure and workplace stress.
We all worry from time to time, but for some worry is constantly on our mind and often not linked to a specific situation or event. It can cause you problems sleeping, affect how you manage your job as well as impact on close relationships. I will work with you to understand this condition and help with techniques to help manage it better.
I am interested in what makes us do the things we do and why we do them in the way we do them. I am interested in the whole person and work beyond the current problem to help realise long-term change.
Issues that I work with include:
relationship issues, family issues, sexual abuse, anxiety, stress, bereavement, anger, loss, divorce, trauma, depression, bullying, physical and emotional abuse, work related stress and personality behaviours.
I anchor my practice in Humanistic Theory, but also draw on my integrative training as is most appropriate and beneficial to the individual client and includes CBT and Mindfulness techniques, Stress Management and Gestalt influences. I believe everyone is unique and 'one size does not fit all'.
I am also interested in the spiritual dimension of psychotherapy and the search for meaning, tolerance and inclusion. I know this means something different to everyone, but I believe there is something greater than the concrete world we see. I am committed to helping you to improve the quality of your life, expand your understanding and therefore increase your choices.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Masters Degree (MA Counselling), The University of Nottingham
Certificate in the Fundamentals of Couples Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
Certificate in Counselling Studies, CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Skills, CPCAB
Introduction to Counselling, CPCAB
Over the years I have attended many training workshops including:
Drug and Alcohol Awareness
Anxiety & Stress
Bereavement and Loss
Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression (2015)
Compassion Focused Therapy Advanced Clinical Skills (2015)
Couples Counselling (2014)
Domestic Abuse Awareness
Suicide and Self Harm
Trauma (including Mindfulness with Trauma with Babette Rothschild, 2013)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Individuals -£40 per session
Couples - £45 per session
Sometimes people find that one session is enough to make the changes they want to make. For others it takes more time to work on their difficulties. We will review our progress as we go along.
If you feel that you want to continue with further sessions, we can arrange a time and date to meet again. Usually appointments are made for the same time and day each week, although exceptions can be made if this is not convenient.
I appreciate the busyness of people's lives and offer evening and weekend appointments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work mainly in the evenings and weekends which often fits in with peoples working patterns, but I can offer some daytime appointments too
Types of client