Andrew Dale, UKCP reg.
3 Grove Road
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP registered). I work in an intuitive way. My clients find that I help them to make sense of things. Clients feel no pressure to be a certain way.
I help people to think about themselves, to build self-esteem, to understand why they feel/behave the way they do, and to find ways forward.
Many people have found having a clearly boundaried, secure, space is useful in helping them to understand themselves.
My training is Integrative. This means that I have been trained in a model which sees common features across many schools of psychotherapy and counselling. No school holds the “best” way. Most schools describe similar concepts using different terms. Integrative training focuses on the importance of relationships to healthy lives.
I work with compassion and care. I feel an affinity most with a humanistic or existential philosophy. I also am intrigued by the insights of psychodynamic therapy which makes links between past and present, and which recognises the power of unconscious processes.
I’ve had personal experience of being a client both in humanistic psychotherapy (face to face) and in psychoanalytic therapy (lying on the couch with the therapist behind me). I’ve found insight and a deeper connection with myself through both styles and in both therapeutic relationships.
My qualifications are listed below. My principal qualification is a Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy which takes between 5 and 7 years to complete. I have also completed one-year programmes in group dynamics and in therapeutic engagement in mental health as well as a First Class degree in Psychology. I’m continuing to do research towards a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. In addition to my clinical work as a psychotherapist I’ve had many years of experience working with people in other ways – in mental health support work and in care work with autistic children.
If you are interested, I would be pleased to meet you and think together about whether we are a good match to work together. There is no charge for an initial meeting.
I adhere to professional codes of conduct: The British Psychological Society's Generic Professional Practice Guidelines and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy's Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct.
Training, qualifications & experience
My principal qualification is the Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy awarded by Metanoia Institute, Ealing, London (2009-2015). This confers registration as a Psychotherapist with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I am continuing to work on a research project focusing on endings in therapy, working towards the further qualification of Doctorate in Counselling Psychology & Psychotherapy also at Metanoia Institute.
My other relevant qualifications are:
- Introduction to Group Analysis: Group Analysis South West (2008-09) - a one year training in the principles of group psychotherapy and group work.
- Therapeutic Engagement in Mental Health: Avon & Wiltshire NHS Trust (2007-08) - a one year training in the principles of therapeutic work in a mental health setting.
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, First Class: The Open University (2004-06)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills level 2: City of Bristol College (2002-03)
- Short courses in Brief Solution-focused Therapy; Motivational Interviewing; and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy: 3-8 days (2010-2011)
- In addition I continue to attend regular day courses, events and talks to maintain continuing professional development.
I started seeing clients privately as a senior trainee under supervision from the psychotherapy training course in 2013. I qualified as a Psychotherapist in 2015.
During my training I worked in the NHS mental health psychological therapies service, and at Kinergy in
Kingswood, counselling survivors of sexual abuse and rape.
Since qualifying I have worked as counselling co-ordinator at a Bristol-based voluntary agency, and as a counselling tutor, as well as continuing private practice for 1 day a week.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£45 per 50-minute session.
Free initial consultation.
Please note I usually charge for cancellations with less than 48 hours' notice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesdays & Fridays
Types of client