Andrea Allan FdA Counselling
Future Phoenix Counselling Services
East Durham Business Service, Novus Business Centre
North West Industrial Estate
07376 334 372
I am a Mam, a Step-Mam, a Grandma, a wife, a friend, a worker, a manager, a colleague, a dieter, a keen self-improver, a rescuer, a cheer leader, a realist, an optimist, a joker, a nag (apparently). Whatever and whoever I am, my passion is to help and that is my main aim in becoming a qualified counsellor.
My passion in life is people, from a very early age I was interested in understanding what made people tick. It is this passion that has propelled me into making a making a career out of helping people.
My qualified approach is Person Centered Counselling, this style of counselling believes in the ability and qualities of an individual to determine what it is that will make them feel better. My role is to facilitate a person’s journey by providing them with a safe place to explore their feelings and understanding of their feelings. This is done without judgements or recriminations and dedication to helping a person gain clarity on past experiences and how they may be affecting how they feel in the present, which in turn can impact on their future.
I pride myself, and my ability to put people at ease and am often told that people find me easy to talk to. I find this helps in building an effective counselling relationship, as all to often people fear taking that first step in coming to counselling. I firmly believe giving your self the opportunity and time to work through any potential issue is the best investment a person can make in themselves.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Person Centered Counselling
Courses I have undertaken include:
- Introduction to Supporting those Bereaved by Suicide
- Introduction to Coaching
- Introduction to Transactional Analysis
- Understanding autism
- Introduction to gestalt
- Working with differences and diversity
- Hidden harm training
- Helping children tell their stories
- Children’s emotional wellbeing
- Safeguarding children and adults
- Working with metaphors
- Attachment theory and self-awareness in the counsellor
- Introducing creative media into your therapeutic practice
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a special interest in relationships and working with couples, I believe the effect of an unhappy relationship can ripple into other aspects of our lives and can also have an effect on those close to us. Sadly couples often leave it too late to access support believing that nothing can be done to find happiness again in their relationship. But relationships can be turned around with the dedication and willingness to change and learning again to relate to each other differently.
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£40 for Individual Therapy - 50 minutes
£50 for Couple Therapy - 60 - 75 minutes
We periodically have special offers, please review our website for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 9am & 8pm & on Saturdays between 9am & 2pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|