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.
Registered / Accredited
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free initial session of 20 minutes. After that, my fees for each 50 minute session are normally £45, or £55 for couples
I practise mainly in the Wellington Centre, 44 Wellington Square, Hastings TN34 1PN. There is parking available right outside the door. The Centre is five minutes walk from Hastings train and bus stations.
I am generally able to offer evening appointments to clients. And for physically infirm clients I am willing to make home visits.
I am also able to offer telephone counselling to clients, especially during the Covid19 crisis.
The telephone number for the Centre is 01424 442520. My mobile number is 07970 138334. Or you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org