Andy Rushton - UKCP Registered Counsellor
Near Green Lanes
07747 388 870
Everyone has problems in their lives but sometimes you cannot handle these problems alone. Friends and family can help, but not always. Indeed, they may be the problem. Even when people are supportive they may have strong opinions that make it difficult for you to find your own unique way through difficulties.
In counselling you can talk about whatever feels important, work through difficult situations, find out what is right for you.
You may be struggling with a particular problem that is happening right now – work stress, anxiety, relationship difficulties, bereavement or any number of other challenges that life brings. You may, on the other hand, have the feeling that nothing goes right, a long-term pattern of similar problems.
In these situations, counselling can help. Counselling helps you to understand yourself better and through that understanding, help you find what’s right for you.
How I Work
I am an experienced, UKCP Registered counsellor. I am warm, kind, non-judgemental and easy to talk to. I provide a safe space where you can explore your life and your problems. I work from a deep respect for you and who you are. My role is to help you to find what is right for you as an individual.
Counselling can help you develop a positive sense of yourself so you can follow the path that is right for you. It can help you learn to manage the negative feelings associated with your struggles; to recognise, understand and change self-defeating patterns, to heal past pain. It can help unlock and foster the inner strength needed to learn new ways of behaving in relationships and to deal with crises, boosting self-esteem and feelings of self-worth.
You can talk about anything that is troubling you. You can face a crisis or make a life-changing decision, change your self-image, explore your sense of identity and the way you relate to people. All in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I work both short-term and long-term according to your needs and wants. We can review our work together as we go so that you and I both are clear that you are getting what you want.
It is important to see for yourself whether you feel you can work with me, so I do not expect any commitment until we've met and had an initial session. During the first session, we will discuss what you want to work on and how I might help. By the end you will probably have a feeling whether we are a good fit and if you would like to continue.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced counsellor and have been working as a counsellor since 2002. I have worked in the NHS, in Higher Education and in Private Practice, where my experience includes working with a diverse range of clients, of differing genders, ages, sexual orientations including LGBTQ clients, from all socio-economic classes, with differing national, cultural, racial and religious backgrounds.
I am qualified with a Diploma in Counselling. I am registered and accredited with the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).
I work in the strictest confidence. I abide by my Professional Association's codes of conduct and am accountable to the UKCP through their complaints procedure.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Personal Development
- Gender Identity and Sexuality
- LGBTQ+ Friendly straight male therapist
- Kink Friendly
- Sex worker friendly
- Life Stages, Life Changes
- Existential Angst and Fear
- Family Issues, both present and historic
- Step Families
£60 per session
Concessions are available for people on low income, especially if you can make a daytime session. I also offer personal counselling to counselling students studying humanistic or person-centred counselling.
Counselling can help with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm and other distresses.
There are many other reasons for seeking counselling. I see counselling as a path to self-knowledge, and by knowing yourself better, to live better. I work with you as a whole person, so can help with most things.
I offer help to people experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues, self-esteem, confidence, work-related problems and many others.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work in a residential house with a step up to the path and another to the front door. Once inside the therapy room is downstairs. Toilets however are upstairs.
Monday to Friday daytime and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|