Andy Darling MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Andy Darling MBACP (Senior Accredited)

About me

As a response to the Covid-19 situation, I'm currently seeing all clients, new and established, as well as therapist supervisees, via Skype and Zoom.

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 17 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, though I've also trained in CBT, NLP, hypnotherapy and mindfulness, Lifespan Integration, and more recently EMDR. 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
MBACP (Senior Accredited)
I'm also experienced in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
I'm also a qualified Personal Trainer

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£40 - £60.

Maps & Directions

Hove, BN3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


I'm available for sessions during the day, and also on some evenings, and on Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Older adults