Andrea Hearn

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MBACP FdA/ Integrative Counselling
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Greenhithe, Kent, DA10
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About me

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I am a qualified counsellor & clinical supervisor.  With registered membership with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). Also with experience of working in the NHS and Private Practice with both Adults and Children.

There are moments we all encounter, where life feels like a struggle. We may find things in our life difficult to cope with at times and in need some additional assistance.

Some turn to family or friends. While others need support from another, who is outside of their day-to-day life. A neutral party, who will listen to you, in a safe, free of judgement and confidential setting. That is what I aim to do for you. There are numerous events in our life which cause upset, hurt and pain. With great sensitivity and understanding, I can aid you in the processing of these events. 

Being trained as an integrative counsellor, I am able to use a variety of skills to meet your own individual needs, and what you choose to gain from our time together.

I pride myself on placing great emphasis on the client-counsellor relationship. Providing you with a relationship that is supportive through empathy and understanding. With this in mind, I will create a setting that you will hopefully feel comfortable with, to allow that trusting relationship to develop. Where I will be alongside you, as you work towards your goals and determine the direction you want you life to take. 

My services are completely LGBTQ+ friendly.

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.

Humanistic/Person Centered – Focusing on your self-worth, strength and ability to provide change in your own life.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T.) – Helping you manage your problems, by exploring how your own thoughts can influence your emotions and behaviours.

L6 Advance Specialist Diploma in Children and Young Persons Counselling. Working creatively with children and young people. 

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

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Exploring Childhood Trauma
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Low self-confidence and self-worth
  • Negative Coping Strategies
  • 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)

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer clinical supervision. Which can be provided either one to one. Or in a group setting.

Currently undertaking an advance specialist qualification in Child and Young Person Counselling.

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Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

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

The fee for individual supervision: £60 for a 60 minute appointment. 

The fee for group supervision: £30 per person. For 2 hours. Maximum of 4 per group; available online and face to face.

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.

Currently registered with Aviva and Vitality Health Insurers.

Payment can be made by bank transfer, following an invoice being issued.

When I work

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My current vacancies are:

  • Wednesday evening 
  • Thursday daytime:  12 p.m. to 6 p.m. - with online sessions available. 

Further information

Sessions are currently taking place either face-to-face or online where I use the Zoom platform.

Please contact me directly for information on my in person location.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
Registered Member: 379121

I am on the ICO register and up to date on GDPR. 

I also have an enhanced DBS.

Ebbsfleet, Greenhithe, Kent, DA10

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

Integrative Clinical Supervisor. Experience of working with both Individuals & Groups, within Private Practice, Agency and Training settings.

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