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.
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
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