Andrea Berry, Counsellor, FdA MBACP (BACP Reg), & Acc Supervisor.
Hello, Im Andrea
I am a fully Qualified, experienced counsellor and counselling supervisor. I offer one to one counselling to clients and also counselling supervision to counsellors. I provide a discreet, safe and friendly space where you will feel heard, helped and supported, to enable you to move on in a positive way.
I have worked with clients for over 13 years and have worked with a range of issues, to include:
Depression, anxiety, loss, LBGT issues, addiction, relationship problems, Identity issues, amongst many more.
I offer short term or open ended counselling, working principally psychodynamically ( looking at the whole person and acknowledging the events from the past and the effect that they have on the present). I also use CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy) where appropriate.
At our first meeting , we can explore together what you are looking to achieve and together then decide which type of counselling feels most suitable for you.
Generally short term counselling is more appropriate to deal with a specific issue, whereas open ended counselling allows us to explore a wider range of issues.
I work from a lovely and discreet room near the Everyman Theatre, in the Centre of Cheltenham, with plenty of parking near by.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and very experienced psychodynamic counsellor, with a WPF Diploma in Counselling through Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS) and also a Degree in Psychodynamic counselling and clinical practice awarded by the University of the West of England (UWE).
I also have certificates in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural therapy) and am a Fully qualified Counselling Supervisor having achieved an Advanced Diploma in counselling supervision, plus I am accredited by the National Counselling Society.
I have worked for 13 years in the field of addiction working as a counsellor and counselling supervisor as well as also having my own successful private counselling practice where I deal with a wide range of issues such as:
Loss and Bereavement
Lack of self esteem and confidence issues
Feelings around chronic illness.
I am on the National Register of competent counsellors help by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work to the BACP codes of Ethics respecting Equal Opportunities and Data Protection.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As I have been working one to one with clients for 13 years I feel I have worked with a great deal of issues.
I specialise in: Abuse, stress management, Depression, Addiction, Anxiety, Relationship problems, Loss and LBGT issues.
Feel free to contact me if you would like to know more.
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Initial assessment is £50
Counselling sessions cost £50 for a 50 minute weekly session
This can be at times negotiated if you are on benefits or a low income.
TESTIMONIALS FROM CLIENTS
Andrea is the only person I have ever felt comfortable talking to about personal issues in such a short period of time.
She has a calming approach to conversation and breaks every preconceived idea of me having to lie on a couch just being asked 'how does that make you feel' she is a real and honest person and I almost felt like she could cry with me as I opened up. If you want to sit in silence Andrea won't stop you and once you begin to open up she'll guide you gently not rush you out the door.
My wife said “promise me you will see someone,
your depressed”. I also felt I wasn’t the same happy go lucky chap she had married. On top of worrying about holding down my job, I had lost my mum.
I found it unbearable being around people. The thought of seeing a counsellor filled me with utter dread. What was I going to say, what would she think. Surely there are people in worst situations than me?
My wife found Andrea on her web site. I read through her profile and thought she looked like a caring and thoughtful person. When I arrived at my first appointment I was very nervous.
I didn’t need to be, as when Andrea greeted me at the door I felt at ease.
Andrea made me look at my problems from different angles and things started to fall into place right back to my childhood. Each time I left her, a bit more weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I felt more positive and everything made more sense. It is so reassuring to know that there are people out there like Andrea to talk to. I would just like to say THANK YOU
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a fully qualified and accredited Integrative counselling supervisor.View supervision profile