Sam Andrews BSc (Hons) MBACP
I work with you so we can aim to look at areas you would like to work towards improving or changing the way you manage. Counselling is a talking therapy, but I can also offer other creative ways of working towards expressing your difficulties or emotions that can allow your feelings to be less overwhelming. This is Your Time, to be who you are or find who you are regardless of what you may have been through or are still going through.
I have experience of working with clients that have had a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, bereavement and grief, trauma, ptsd, betrayal and affairs, eating disorders, stress, work related stress, panic attacks, childhood trauma, trauma, bipolar, relationship difficulties, relationship breakdowns, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, suicidal thoughts, low self esteem and lack of identity, improving communication and building confidence, changing negative habits and addictions, family issues, seperation and divorce to name a few. Theses clients have come from many diverse backgrounds including class, culture, religion, country, sexual orientation and age to name a few.
I can only imagine what has led you to seeking support and want to assure you that my practice is both ethical within the regulatory BACP guidelines and centred around my clients and their needs. I would like to offer you an appointment to come and meet me and experience my calm, confidential and caring therapy space. This is for you to see whether you think you what you may need from therapy, from me as a therapist if you chose to work together and for me to make sure I have the experience to work with the issues you may be facing.
I was trained in a Humanistic approach to counselling at the well known Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute Limited it is renowned for its rigorous and comprehensive training which has equipped me to appreciate and value everyone as an individual especially in how they experience different situations and what they may need from relationships. I also work Integratively which allows me to bring in alternative theories that fit best with you and your individual needs of working together towards your goals, this includes creative ways to help unlock where there may not be words or for individuals who prefer a practical way of working.
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally trained in Leicester at Vaughan College and completed after 2 years my HE Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling. I furthered my study at The Sherwood Institute, Nottingham and received a BSc (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I completed over 2 years in placement within a charity based organisation in Leicestershire, with over 200 hours of experience with clients before completing my training and over 50 hours since qualifying. I have regular supervision which is to make sure that we are working efficiently towards your needs and ethically with regards to the BACP Guidelines which I am bound morally to and can be found on their website www.bacp.co.uk.
I have experience of working with young people and adults within long term ongoing work (which is reviewed every 6 weeks) and short term goal focused work which can be discussed at your initial assessment.
I am currently working towards accreditation with BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with clients that have had a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, bereavement and grief, trauma, ptsd, betrayal and affairs, eating disorders, stress, work related stress, panic attacks, childhood trauma, trauma, bipolar, relationship difficulties, relationship breakdowns, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, suicidal thoughts, low self esteem and lack of identity, improving communication and building confidence, changing negative habits and problems with addictions, family issues, separation and divorce.
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
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Sessions are an hour long
£40 for a 1 hour session
£50 per couples 1 hour session
£30 student rate for minimum of 6 1 hour sessions or
£100 a month for students, student counsellors, low income individuals for weekly sessions
needing a minimum of 12 1 hour sessions.
If you have any questions for me, please don't be afraid to ask.
I look forward to meeting you and to the possibility of starting to work with you.
I work with you to find out what you need, how you need it and who can give you that.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have appointments in the day, evenings and weekend morning availability also. Please feel free to contact me whichever way feels best to discuss availability or to book an assessment.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|