Andrea Barratt MBACP Accredited Counsellor
Welcome to my profile. As a BACP Accredited Counsellor, I encourage you to share your thoughts, feelings and past in a safe, confidential environment. In our work together, you can discover your strengths and resources to enable growth and recovery from events which may have brought you to me initially.
People seek counselling for aspects of life which are troubling them. It might be because of depression, anxiety, low mood, a lack of confidence or feeling overwhelmed. Perhaps you are wishing to recover from past traumas or you're feeling stuck. Seeking help is a positive and courageous step. I am here to listen, offer alternative ways of understanding your issues and support you in your personal journey.
Choosing a counsellor that you can trust and feel comfortable with is important.
For this reason, I offer a free, no-obligation, 30 minute consultation. Due to the Corona Virus pandemic I am currently offering counselling sessions online using the "whereby" platform. This is a secure platform which doesn't require a download.
Feel free to phone or email me if you think I can help or you have any questions. I provide counselling for adults from 18 years upwards and offer both short and long term therapy depending on the outcome you would like to achieve.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of counselling men and women from 18 years old upwards in organisations such as AgeUK, The Elm Foundation (formally Women's Aid), and counselling staff in the NHS.
Qualifications & Training
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling-2015 - University of Derby
- BSc Hons 2:2 Occupational Therapy- 1995- University of Leicester
- Babbette Rothschild’s 12 day Somatic Treatment for Trauma and PTSD 2017-2018
- Introduction to Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy(ISTDP)-Defences, Anxiety and Feelings. April 2018
- ISTDP Immersion- April 2019
- The Rewind Technique- October 2019
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free, no-obligation, 30 minute consultation.
Thereafter, sessions are £40.
I am currently flexible, daytime, evenings or weekends.
My practice is based near the centre of Derby.