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About me

I work with my clients in a mutual and collaborative way.  To help them gain good mental wellbeing, increase self awareness and work towards their desired outcomes. Together we discuss and look at areas such as problem solving, strengths, weaknesses and resources, values, goals and aims, coping strategies and self care.  

I provide a non-judgemental and empathetic approach where you can talk in confidence about difficult issues which may be preventing you from getting the most out of your life.

By asking you what you need from therapy, we can look at particular methods that may be helpful in achieving this.  We can work together to explore and make sense of unpleasant feelings, thoughts, memories and to develop a greater understanding of yourself.  

We will regularly reflect and review on the therapeutic work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience as a therapist is working for various settings such as the NHS Primary Care, Primary Schools (staff and children) and the voluntary sector.   I am qualified in Humanistic Counselling, BA (Hons) and Diploma.  I regularly attend courses to keep my counselling practice up to date, these range from The Polyvagal Theory to the Menopause.

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

Additional information

£45

Body Matters
36 High Street
Steyning
West Sussex
BN44 3YE

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom
Andrea Blakeley

Andrea Blakeley