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Andrea Allan FdA Counselling

Boldon Colliery, Tyne And Wear, NE35
07821 312003 07821 312003 Registered / Accredited

About me

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

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

National Counselling Society

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£40 for Individual Therapy - 50 minutes

£50 for Couple Therapy - 60 minutes

£65 for Couple therapy - 75 minutes

Boldon Colliery
Tyne And Wear
NE35

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 5.30pm & 8pm & on Saturdays between 9am & 2pm.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
Andrea Allan FdA Counselling

Andrea Allan FdA Counselling