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MBACP, BA (Hons)

About me

I’m Andrea and I’m an experienced BACP registered counsellor with a first class degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling. I offer a friendly and approachable counselling service to adults and young people seeking help with emotional, personal or relationship issues.

I believe that much of our emotional difficulty is linked to early life experience and that by working with a trained professional, to explore and understand this, we can free ourselves from negative patterns of thought and behaviour and open up the possibility for greater self-acceptance and an increased capacity to form mature, intimate and meaningful relationships.

At an initial consultation, you can let me know what is going on in your life at the moment and why you are thinking about starting therapy. It is also an opportunity for you to ask questions and see if you would feel comfortable working with me.

I offer therapy on an open-ended basis which lasts as long as you need.

Training, qualifications & experience

First class BA (Hons) degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling from Middlesex University, AQA certificate in Counselling Skills

I have worked as an NHS counsellor and for a well-established voluntary counselling agency in Surrey. I currently work as a school counsellor with primary aged children alongside my private practice. I have experience of working with men and women of all ages, on a wide range of issues and difficulties including feelings of stress, anxiety and depression, family worries, separation and divorce and low esteem. I offer therapy arrangements based around your individual needs.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

Initial consultation at a discounted fee of £25

£45 per 50min session - Weekdays (10am - 5pm)

£55 per 50 min session - Evenings and weekends

Discounted rates available for students and those on low income on weekdays 10am - 2pm

When I work

Weekdays, evenings and weekends

Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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