Andrea Arnett Bsc (Hons) Counselling, Registered MBACP NCS (prof accred)
There are times in life when you may feel that you 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 Counsellor may help take this pressure away. You will be free to open up, in confidence, and express these feelings in a safe environment.
I offer my counselling services to adults, young people and children individually, as couples or families. I am a qualified experienced Integrative Counsellor offering you a warm, friendly service, supporting each person's individual needs working with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship, anger, self-harm, self-esteem and work related issues.
I can offer you an empathic, 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.
The approaches I use are: Person Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt, Brief Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
I offer brief therapy (6 sessions), medium term therapy (10-20 sessions) and long term therapy.
Appointments can be made Monday to Sunday daytime and evenings to fit around your work schedule.
Sessions are held in Whitehaven.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Practice Development Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Practice (Level 4)
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Practice
Intermediate Counselling Certificate
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 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
CCC: Risk Taking Behaviours.
I have 20 years experience with a combination of working in Education, Counselling and Support roles.
I currently work as a School Counsellor working with children, young people and families. I have also worked for SAFA supporting young people and adults who self-harm and also work in private practice taking in referrals from EAP's, individuals and organisations. I also run Education/Support Groups.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I will try and support you in any issue that you present to me.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Other therapies
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Rates are for a 1 hour session:
£35 for individuals
£40 for couples. £40 for Employers and EAPs. £50 for families.
Reduced rates can be arranged for those in receipt of state benefits.
I am an Accredited Professional Registrant of the National Counselling Society.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have Public Liability Insurance.
I have a current DBS.
I am fully aware of Safeguarding Procedures and hold a Level 2 Certificate.
I have experience of Multi-agency working.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Sunday 9am - 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|