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Practising as a counsellor in Hastings, my aims will be to help you find the hope to create a better future and to restore the freedom to choose the path you want.
Together, in a safe and confidential place, we will work on any deep-seated feelings and emotions which might be troubling you. As your therapist, I will help you to reassert control over your life, and to do something about the feelings such as bereavement or other loss, depression, anxiety, stress, anger or low self-esteem which might be affecting you. I will be trying to help you to discover the resources within yourself which can help you to function better in the future.
Through our work together, you will have the chance to look at your coping skills and how you might deal with change, loss and relationships in your career or personal life. You might want to look at how you relate to others too, as well as issues of personal awareness and growth.
I am also able to offer counselling to couples wanting to work on their relationships and other family issues.
For clients with career and work-related issues, I can also draw on my previous experience as chief executive of two national organisations, and on my business school training. In addition, I work as a coach for those wanting help to get their careers on the right track.
I look forward to having the chance to work with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University. I also have a certificate in cognitive behavioural therapy and will suggest these techniques where they might be useful for the client.
For the past ten years, I have also practised on a voluntary basis at a leading counselling charity in Hastings.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and practise according to its code of ethics. I am also a registered independent counsellor on the UK Register of Counsellors/ Psychotherapists. And I am a member of the East Sussex Counsellors group of fully qualified therapists: www.eastsussexcounsellors.co.uk/counsellor/andrew-colquhoun
I have professional insurance cover.
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free initial session of 20 minutes. After that, my fees for each 50 minute session are normally £50, or £60 for couples
When I work
I practise mainly in the Isabel Blackman Centre, Winding Street TN34 3AT in Hastings Old Town. There is paid parking available close by. I also offer remote and telephone counselling for those clients for whom this might be more convenient.
I am generally able to offer evening appointments to clients. And for physically infirm clients I am willing to make home visits.
The telephone number for the Centre is 01424 442520. My mobile number is 07970 138334. Or you can email me on email@example.com