Andrea Allan FdA Counselling
My passion in life is people, from a very early age I was interested in understanding what made people feel the way they do. It is this passion that motivates me to help people feel better. I work with both individuals and couples.
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 and understand their feelings. I do this without judgement 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 too 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
Coaching and Mentoring ILM Level 5
Certificate in Couples Counselling - International Society of Professional Counsellors
Relate's Relational Training
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
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
£40 for Individual Therapy - 50 minutes
£50 for Couple Therapy - 60 minutes
£65 for Couple therapy - 75 minutes
Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 5.30pm & 8pm & on Saturdays between 9am & 2pm.