Justin Andrews BSc (Hons) Psych, Adv.Dip Integrative Counselling, MBACP, MACBS
Plymouth Chiropractic Clinic
152 Mannamead Road
01364 654122 / 07966614047
I am a BACP registered Counsellor, working in private practice with adults and young people in both Ashburton and Plymouth.
I can offer you warm, caring and sensitive support during challenging times, and provide you with a safe and confidential space in which you may talk through issues, problems and difficulties that may be arising in different aspects of your life and relationships in the present, whether personal or professional, as well as working together to take a close look at different aspects of your past that will shape your present life, mind, and circumstances and your experience of it.
Throughout the process we will take care in gaining a true perspective on how you would like your life to be, so that you may have some sense of the direction in which you would like to go, and whether our work together and your 'therapy' is working.
We will explore how the thoughts, feeling, attitudes and beliefs about your life now and your past are shaping your present understanding and experience, and with these insights may begin to experiment with how new ways of being, living and thinking may bring a very different, rich, full and meaningful experience of your life and those with whom you share it.
I recognise the inherent wisdom, autonomy and value of the people I work with, and aim to facilitate their growth, health and well-being in all areas of their lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling.
Certificate in Counselling.
BSc (Hons) Psychology - majoring in Clinical and Health Psychologies, Psychophysiology, Psychopharmacology.
NVQ5 Operational Management (Res. Care Learning Disabilities & Associated Mental Health problems).
NVQ4 Registered Manager Award & NVQ4 Social Care.
OCR Trainer and NVQ Assessor in Social Care and Management.
2 year Dharma Practitioners Programme
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
I charge £30 per hour.
At the moment I am full in Plymouth, but have a few spaces left in Ashburton on a Friday.
I am actively and enthusiastically engaged in my own ongoing development involving analysis, supervision, training and daily practice of meditation and learning. I became interested in personal development and the big questions about life just before leaving school in the early mid-eighties.
I worked professionally for over 20 years with children and adults in the private, voluntary and public (NHS/Social Services) Sectors including work in the fields of Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Special Education inc. EBD (young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties), and Dementia Care, as both therapist and staff Manager/Trainer/Assessor/Supervisor.
As well as my private Counselling practice, I work for the Prison Service offering Counselling (centering around issues of bereavement and loss, Trauma, anger management, physical and sexual abuse/violence, addictions and relationships), and weekly mindfulness meditation classes.
I also teach Mindfulness to people training to be Counsellors, how they may use this skill and understanding within there own therapy as well as in their practice with others as a Counsellor.
Not only do I offer Counselling and therapy to those experiencing difficulties, crises, and trauma, but also mentoring and advice around positive personal development.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Plymouth - Monday PM. Ashburton - Friday (office hours)
Types of client