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 email@example.com.
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)
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 for a 50 minutes session.
As from Monday 23/03/20 until further notice I will not be offering face to face sessions as a precautionary measure following the Covid19 outbreak.
Instead I will offer telephone sessions and online sessions ( via Zoom).
I do apologize for any inconvenience caused and will provide updates as the situation changes.