Andrea Arnett

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MSc Psychology, BSc (Hons) Counselling, (Reg Senior Accred)
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Whitehaven CA28 & Carlisle CA3
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About me

Are you feeling lost or confused? Do you feel life is a struggle and you're not sure which direction or what choice to make? Sometimes in life we may feel that we don't have anyone to turn to. You perhaps feel that family or friends may judge you if you talk to them about your problems or express certain feelings. Talking to a Therapist may help take this pressure away. I can offer a space where you can express these feelings in a safe non-judgmental environment.

I offer my counselling services to adults and young people individually, as couples or families. I am a qualified experienced Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist offering a warm friendly service, supporting each person's individual needs working with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships, anger, ADHD, Autism, sexuality, trauma, self-harm, self-esteem and work related issues. Whatever the issues are, no matter how small or insignificant you may feel they are, sharing these worries or concerns with an objective person helps to ease the burden and offer new perspectives.

I can offer you an empathetic, non-judgemental service in a safe environment where we can work together allowing you to talk and express yourself freely through a variety of tools and theoretical models. I offer sessions in person (face to face) and online using different mediums email, IM, Telephone and video using Skype, Zoom & Vsee. I also have an encrypted Protonmail account if you choose to work with me via email.

The approaches I use are Integrative : Person Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt, Brief Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Existential Therapy, Psychosynthesis Therapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Life Coaching. I also provide walk and talk/outdoor therapy in the beautiful Lake District.

I offer brief therapy (6 sessions), medium term therapy (10-20 sessions) and long term therapy. Sessions can also be adhoc to suit your needs.

Appointments can be made Monday to Friday daytime and evenings to fit around your work schedule.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Psychology (Addictions) 
  • Diploma in Online Counselling & Psychotherapy (Level 7) Member of ACTO
  • BSc (Hons) Practice Development Counselling
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Practice (Level 4)
  • PDA Health & Social Care Supervision (SCQF Level 7)
  • CBT Advanced Diploma (Level 4)
  • CBT Diploma (Level 3)
  • Certificate in working with ACES Trauma and Resilience             
  • Diploma in Couples & Family Therapy
  • Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling Practice (Level 3)
  • Intermediate Counselling Certificate (level 2)
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS Level 4)
  • NVQ Early Years Care and Education (Level 3)
  • CACHE Mental Health Awareness (Level 2)
  • CACHE Mental Health in Children and Young People (Level 2)
  • Workplace Learning with Coaching and Mentoring

I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and as part of my CPD I have attended various events and training days/courses:           

  • University of Salford: Psychopharmacology of Drugs and Addiction. 
  • University of Cumbria: Supporting Children and Young People through transitions/bereavement.
  • NHS: Working with Personality Disorders
  • SAFA: Working with Self-harm and Suicide
  • Young Minds: Young Persons and Parental Mental Health Issues
  • CADAS: Substance Misuse Training
  • CADAS/YOS: Working with Young Offenders
  • Howgill Family Centre: Family Support Training
  • Safeguarding Training Level 2

I have 20 years experience with a combination of working in Education, Counselling and Support roles.  I have experience of being employed as a Counsellor/Therapist/Coach working with adults, children, young people, families and staff.  I am also employed as a Remote Staff NHS Psychological Therapist. I have experience of providing therapy for charities supporting young people and adults who self-harm, addiction, trauma and abuse issues. My private practice accepts referrals from individuals and couples who can self refer.  Additionally I provide staff counselling for local businesses, UK organisations. and EAP's. I have experience of running Education/Support Groups.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I will support you in any issue that you present to me.

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£60.00 - £120.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Rates are for a 1 hour sessions

Self referrals: £60+ for individuals & £80+ for couples. 

Companies & EAPs: £80+

Supervision: £80+ per 1.5hrs               

Fees are subject to locality.                                                                                                                                                    

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm

Further information

I am an Senior Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have Public Liability Insurance.
I have a current DBS.

I am fully aware of Safeguarding Procedures and hold a Level 3 Certificate.
I have experience of Multi-agency working.

Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28

Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


In person

I can provide a monthly Supervision service to organisations who feel their employees or volunteers would benefit from exploring their workload.

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Andrea Arnett
Andrea Arnett