Andy Darling MBACP (Senior Accredited)
Maybe we've a nagging sense that there's 'something missing', feel shame about a specific event in our lives, believe we're out of step with how we're 'supposed to be', keep becoming overwhelmed by anger, anxiety, depression or relationship issues, or have a very specific issue we want to tackle. Perhaps we have a sense that part of us is at odds with the rest of us. Counselling can provide the safe space that enables reflection, working through, and liberation.
Working and connecting with the client, that safe space is created, light can be shed on what may have previously been kept in the dark, and ways of coping, progressing and flourishing can be developed. There may well be laughter during the process!
Having worked in TV and magazines for many years, I felt a need to 'go deeper', and nearly 20 years ago retrained as a psychotherapeutic counsellor, and later as a supervisor of counsellors. I'm now Senior Accredited, providing a wide range of psychotherapy and counselling in Brighton and Hove. My original training background was psychodynamic, taking into account the client's past and how it keeps impacting now despite their best intentions, and I've also trained in CBT, NLP, hypnotherapy and mindfulness, Lifespan Integration, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as 'tapping') and more recently EMDR. I'm also a qualified Personal Trainer. I don't take a 'one-size fits all' approach: whatever works for the specific client is the right approach. I work short and long term, and am available for Skype and Zoom sessions in addition to working in person.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
PG Diploma in Supervision
Certificate in CBT
Advanced Diploma Integrated Hypnotherapy and NLP
I'm a qualified EMDR practitioner (EMDR Europe)
MBACP (Senior Accredited)
I'm also experienced in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
I'm also a qualified Personal Trainer
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'm available for sessions during the day, and also on some evenings, and on Saturday mornings.