Andrew Garman BSc MA PhD MBACP (Accred) (Counsellor and Supervisor)

Andrew Garman BSc MA PhD MBACP (Accred) (Counsellor and Supervisor)

Lyndale Barn
15 Peel Hall Lane
Ashton
Chester
Cheshire
CH3 8DE

01829 751557 / 07833 107035

Save profile

Lyndale Barn
15 Peel Hall Lane
Ashton
Chester
Cheshire
CH3 8DE

01829 751557 / 07833 107035

About me

I am a humanistic, integrative counsellor specialising in helping couples with a wide range of relationship difficulties.  I also supervise other counsellors / psychotherapists.

I offer couples counselling using an integrated approach based on transpersonal, psychodynamic and person-centred approaches. I find couples benefit from learning what they bring to the relationship from their pre-relationship backgrounds and from understanding the deeper, often unconscious forces that are at work in the relationship. As well as helping the couple communicate better, there emerges a greater understanding and experience of the potential for psychological healing and personal growth within the relationship. I am also able to help with the more common sexual issues that arise.

Because of my couples focus, I am currently only taking on couple clients. However, I appreciate that with relationships, it is sometimes not clear at the start whether individual counselling or couples counselling is the most appropriate: in those instances I welcome enquiries and can offer some flexibility on the way forward that is best.

Sessions normally last 75 minutes (60 minutes for individuals) in a comfortable environment, and usually take place at weekly intervals. However it is possible to vary this to suit individual client needs.

The therapy is confidential and I explain what this means in practice at the first session. I work within the Ethical Framework for Good Practice of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Chester University where I received a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, with Distinction. I then converted this diploma into an MA by undertaking a research module.  

I am a Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

I hold a Diploma in Couples Therapy from the CCPE, London.

I hold a Certificate in Supervision resulting from a BACP-endorsed course from Counselling Xtra, Nottingham (tutors: Mike Worrall and Linda Smith).

I completed, with Distinction, a MA module in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Chester University)

More generally, I take continuous professional development seriously and have taken part in many courses or workshops covering for example trauma, mindfulness, shame, sex addiction, existentialism and on counselling and spirituality.

I have worked in a number of different settings including the NHS and a charity specialising in adults who have been affected by childhood abuse. Since early 2012 I have concentrated on my private practice work. I receive referrals from a number of EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) providers.

Before my counselling career I was a scientist and I hold BSc and PhD degrees.

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

The fee for a 75 minute couples session is £60. A 60 minute individual session is £45. I am happy to talk about reduced rates for those on low incomes.

Supervision is £40 per hour, with reduced rates for students.

Maps & Directions

Chester, CH3 8DE

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Available all week days from 8am to early evening (apart from Friday evenings).

Types of client

Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
We love feedback