Andrew Keefe MA FPC UKCP Reg
100 Fairfoot Road
07956 900634 / 07956 900634
What to expect when you contact me:
I offer a safe, calm space to explore your feelings at a pace you are comfortable with. When you contact me, we can arrange to speak and think together about what you are looking for and how we might be able to work together. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression and trauma, work place and relationship issues and bereavement.
The therapies I offer:
I provide time limited and open-ended therapy, according to your needs. I offer face to face, phone and Skype counselling and psychotherapy. I have 18 years experience as a counsellor and ten years experience as a psychotherapist. This includes 16 years clinical experience with refugees, asylum seekers and torture survivors.
How these therapies can help:
My main approach is psychodynamic, a change to explore in-depth your early life and relationships and how these impact on your current life and relationships with those around you. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy explores those parts of our minds and memories which we may not be aware of, but which impact on how we are and how we behave. The approach involves building a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, within which the links between past and present can be explored and made sense of. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is helpful for depression, anxiety and to think about relationships.
I also provide Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), an approach designed for people who have long histories of multiple traumas which they can't forget and who are troubled by intrusive memories, flashbacks, nightmares and other symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). NET helps you understand more about how you are feeling through psycho-education. We will construct a "life-line" mapping the story of your life and marking the main pleasant and traumatic memories. We then work through these memories to construct a narrative of your life and help you process and integrate the difficult memories.
Finally, I provide Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR): this approach is also helpful if you have been traumatised and also for anxieties and bereavement: there is less talking involved in EMDR, in which I use hand movements to stimulate your eye movements and this in turn stimulates the mind's natural healing mechanisms to process difficult memories from the past which are impacting on how you are now.
When we speak, we can think together about what is bringing you to therapy and which of these approaches might be most helpful for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from WPF Therapy and am accredited with the Foundation for Psychotherapy & Counselling (FPC) as a Pscyhodynamic Psychotherapist and with the UKCP as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I am also trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy and a qualified Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist. I have a Masters Degree in Psychoanalytic Studies from WPF Therapy / Roehampton University.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
My fees are £70 per hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
on Tuesdays (early morning, day time, evening) Wednesdays, early morning, daytime.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|