About me

I am a qualified counsellor (FdA Degree Integrative Therapeutic Counselling – Greenwich University). With registered membership with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

I am also a trainee clinical supervisor. Undertaking the course: Diploma in Integrative Supervision for Groups & Individuals. This training completes in June 2021. Until then, I am taking onboard one to one supervision clients from January 2021

Alongside my client work. I also am placed as the Counselling Manager, within a London based organisation. Where I head up the private practice department, Low Cost services, including initial assessments and manage student placements.

Being trained as an integrative counsellor, I am able to use a variety of approaches to tailor to the needs of my clients, and what their own personal goals may be.

The relationship between client and counsellor, is important to any therapeutic work taking place. Because of this, I pride myself on placing great emphasis on this working alliance. Providing my clients with a relationship that is supportive through empathy and understanding. I will create a setting that you will hopefully feel comfortable with to allow that trusting relationship to develop.

There are numerous events in our life which cause upset, hurt and pain. I am sensitive to these events and by understanding and exploring your reactions to them, will aid you in being able to process these events. So they do not have such a great impact on your emotions in the present.

I understand that our responses to situations can affect us not only in an emotional way, but also in a physical way. These physical symptoms can be overlooked, but can be signs that there is something out of balance in our lives. I work by looking at both the emotional and physical responses. So as to bring the body and the mind together and allow them to work in unison.

My services are completely LGBTQ+ friendly and available to clients aged 16 and above.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Foundation Degree in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Greenwich. This Degree has trained me in the following approaches:

Psychodynamic – Looking at how events from our past have impacted upon us and our unconscious / automatic responses. By bringing the unconscious processes forward in your mind, to unravel and work though them. Giving you choice in how your behaviours.

Humanistic/Person Centered – Focusing on your self-worth, strength and ability to provide change in your own life, for your own needs. Valuing yourself, free from judgement in a strong therapeutic relationship.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T.) – Helping you manage your problems, by exploring how your own thoughts can influence your emotions and behaviours. Looking at practical strategies to assist in challenging these thoughts.

I have experience of working with a variety of issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Depression
  • Exploring Childhood Trauma
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Low self-confidence and self-worth
  • Negative Coping Strategies
  • Relational Loss
  • Sexual Abuse Victims
  • Traumatic Events
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Issues around sexuality, gender, equality, diversity or identity.

I have also continued my professional development with the following courses:

  • Into The Light – Working with victims of childhood sexual abuse
  • P.O.D.S. – Working with those with Dissociative Disorders & Disorganised Attachment Styles
  • One In Four – Working with those presenting with symptoms of complex PTSD & Dissociation
  • St Christophers – Bereavement & Loss
  • Family/Systemic Therapy – Introduction to Systemic Ideas
  • Freedom Programme – Working with victims of Domestic Abuse
  • Risk – Working with and assessing risk in clients

Member organisations

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

The fee for one to one sessions: £60 for a 50 minute appointment

The fee for individual supervision: £60 for a 50 minute appointment. (Available from January 2021).

The fee for group supervision: £30 per person. For 2 hours. Maximum of 4 per group. (Available from May 2021).

I also offer a limited number of clients seeking a reduced fee. This is available for students of counselling and those on low/no income. Please contact me if you would like to discuss these further.

Payment can be made by bank transfer.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Sessions are currently taking place online. Using the Zoom platform.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists)

Registered Member: 379122

I am an individual member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
Membership number: 780100

I also have an enhanced DBS.

Rookery Gardens
Orpington
BR5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Availability

I currently have client vacancies for Thursday daytime & evening.

Types of client

Adults

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Andrea Hearn

Andrea Hearn