Andrew L Jackson Ad Dip PsyC Dip CBT- Counselling and Psychotherapy in Otley
I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist – In addition I am a Post-Traumatic Stress Management Practitioner and a qualified Mental Health First Aid Trainer. I received my qualifications at Leeds Trinity University. I have vast experience within a caring environment after a distinguished career as a Welfare Officer within the British Army, As well as counselling i run training courses for Army Welfare Staff which involves Counselling Skills, Trauma Risk Management, Post Operational Stress Management, Suicide Vulnerability Risk Management and Mental Health First Aid.
I am an approved trainer for Mental Health First Aid England and provide certified training courses as well as bespoke Mental Health Training for individuals, businesses, schools, corporate organisations and the emergency services.
As a Counsellor and Psychotherpist I am passionate about helping those with issues that affect their quality of life and i have spent years gaining the necessary qualifications and experience to be able to offer professional help to those who find themselves needing support.
I specialise in various areas of therapy which includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Person Centred Therapy (PCT) but i offer an integrative approach which means I understand one size does not fit all when it comes to therapy. Different clients with different needs require different approaches at different times. An integrative approach draws on different schools of thought and ways of working to produce the most effective therapy for each individual client.
Sometimes, it is not always practical or possible to meet a therapist in person for a face-to-face. Counselling by email is offered (see fees). Email counseling is a form of psychotherapy that can provide you support and guidance through those challenging times and situations in life. Email affords us both the chance to think through what we say and how we say it. This can lead to a more profound, insightful and careful conversation.
Who chooses online email therapy?
Those living in assisted care
Those with limited finances
Tech savvy individuals
Those with mobility Issues
Those who have problems discussing their private issues face to face
Your own home or office provides:
No travel time
Ability to work with a non-local therapist
A feeling of safety
In today's world of advancing technology some people find it a bit easier to discuss their lives through technology. Online e-mail therapy can be a more comfortable fit for some people.
Counselling within my consulting room in Otley ensures a safe and relaxed environment. It easy to find and there is a car park next to the building.
Feel free to contact me to discuss your needs and a possible way forward, i make myself available for appointments mainly Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am - 6pm.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have the following qualifications:
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy
Diploma in PTSD Management (with Distinction)
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling
Mental Health First Aid Trainer and Course Provider
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which can be used to treat people with a wide range of mental health problems particularly ANXIETY, STRESS AND DEPRESSION.
CBT is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion) and how we act (behavior) all interact together. Specifically, our thoughts determine our feelings and our behavior.
Therefore, negative and unrealistic thoughts can cause us distress and result in problems. When a person suffers with psychological distress, the way in which they interpret situations becomes skewed, which in turn has a negative impact on the actions they take.
CBT aims to help people become aware of when they make negative interpretations, and of behavioral patterns which reinforce the distorted thinking. Cognitive therapy helps people to develop alternative ways of thinking and behaving which aims to reduce their psychological distress.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Individuals - £35
- Couples - £45
Sometimes, it is not always practical or possible to meet a therapist in person for face-to-face. Counselling by email is offered for a one off payment of £60 - You are assured total anonymity:email addresses and personal information are never shared.
"Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength - carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
" Its not the issue that is the problem, its how you choose to view the issue that is the problem"
Dont always believe everything you think"
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I check emails regularly and will respond as soon as possible, my counselling hours are 9am - 6pm Mon, Wed and Fri
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|