An Andries, Dip Couns (MBACP), MD
Hello, my name is An. I imagine you are here because you are struggling in some way. I appreciate that it can be daunting to admit you are not coping well, to reach out and ask for help.You may have looked at other profiles on this site and are possibly wondering which therapist to choose.
Research has found that the biggest factor in determining a successful outcome in therapy is the relationship you build with your counsellor.
I believe that the characteristics of a good relationship are:
1/ feeling safe and at ease with your counsellor
2/ being able to be completely yourself (warts and all) without having to wear a mask or keep up appearances
3/ being able to trust your counsellor and say how you really feel, what you really think
4/ being able to give your counsellor honest feedback on how you experience therapy, what is helpful and what is not and raise concerns of practical matters if you have them.
I understand that we are all different and that we get on well with certain people and not so well with others. The best way to find out if we 'click' is to get in touch and book an appointment for a free, no obligation introductory session. Call me on 07876 114399 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have helped people over the past 20 years as a GP, hospice doctor and as a counsellor. I've been told I'm down to earth, warm and accepting. I offer a space free of judgement in a comfortable and discrete location about 10 minutes walking distance from Uckfield station. There is free parking available.
What I bring to the table is not only textbook knowledge but also my personal experience of overcoming fears, obstacles and uncertainty.
My areas of special interest are:
Anxiety and depression
Bereavement Counselling (including miscarriage, termination of pregnancy)
Chronic physical health problems, cancer, terminal illness.
Work related issues
Some of the feedback I received from my clients:
" I never believed I could 'open up' as much as I have. To have An let me talk and encourage me was enlightening!"
" What was most helpful for me was having a safe environment to discuss, share and express my fears, worries and thoughts about my changing relationships with my parents and about bereavement"
"An was very empathic and professional in my opinion."
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (Wealden College)
- Certificate in Trauma (Wealden College)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (Wealden College)
- Bereavement Care Foundation Course (Cruse)
- Degree in Medicine (University of Louvain, Belgium)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £45 for a 50 minutes session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Dutch, French|
I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
Types of client