Andrea Kinch

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Registered MBACP Integrative Counsellor & Outdoor Therapist
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Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 4DQ
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About me

Hi, and a warm welcome to my profile, 

I offer sessions to young people 16+ and adults, specialising in Neurodivergent Counselling and Outdoor Therapy.

I can provide face 2 face, online, phone and bespoke sessions from my home or surrounding area and am based in Tring, Herts.

I have worked with neurodivergent individuals for over 30 years now, in a variety of settings and now within my private practice. I have an understanding of Autism and ADHD, not only professionally but also personally.

Hi, my name's Andrea and I am a qualified, registered integrative counsellor and outdoor ecotherapist offering you a warm, empathic and compassionate approach to therapy. 


My counselling offer to you is time and space, calmness and sensitivity, confidential and non judgemental in its nature.  Giving you an opportunity to explore your inner world in a way that keeps you right at the centre. 

I'm here to listen to you; support you; and empower you to improve your wellbeing.

You get to choose your pace and your style of therapy in order to facilitate your autonomy.

I offer a wide selection of therapy, thus giving you a variety of choice

  • indoor face to face sessions 
  • walk and talk - these sessions take place in a number of different settings and can support you in accessing the words, language and metaphor to delve deeper into difficult feelings that may arise.
  • outdoor therapy - accessing the local countryside 
  • phone or online sessions.  I can use either zoom, skype or whatsapp platforms
  • home visits - I am able to come to you if getting out is difficult

Areas I can support you include

  • Anxiety and worries
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Identity issues LGBTQ+
  • Relationships problems
  • Stress and overwhelm
  • ASC, ADHD, Neurodiversity 

I offer a free 20 minute confidential phone call for you to discuss what you are looking for and to gain further insight and information to make an informed choice.


Being an integrative counsellor means I am able to apply a variety of different approaches to the therapeutic relationship, such as TA, CBT, Psychodynamic and Mindfulness, with a person centred approach being at its core.

Our sessions run for 60 mins and can be short or long term. 

If you've chosen to have walking sessions then we would meet at one of a number of venues that I use. Sessions can be either 60 or 90 mins in duration and are risk assessed beforehand. 

Finally its important for me to say that in my sessions its ok to swear, to laugh, to cry or stay silent. I have fidget resources or you are welcome to bring your own, or whatever supports you in feeling comfortable. For some people giving eye contact or talking for a length of time can be difficult and thats ok too,   be you,  your unique and wonderful self.

I look forward to working with you


Training, qualifications & experience

Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked for 30 years in a number of settings including Social Services, the NHS and a wide variety of other agencies.  I worked with and alongside individuals who had learning disabilities, severe mental health diagnosis, physical disabilities and neurodiverse individuals. 

 I work with a wide range of clients and am an inclusive therapist working with difference and diversity.

Compassion and understanding are very much at the core of who I am and how I work with my clients.

I have have been in private practise now for 5 years.  Whilst setting up I began working as a volunteer counsellor at the Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, and for a local nature based mental health charity, called Lindengate who are based just outside Aylesbury. Here I facilitated wellbeing programmes for young people and ran nature connection and mindfulness sessions for the NHS.

Within the hospice I supported both children and adults whilst their family members were navigating life limiting conditions. I also worked with clients pre and post bereavement whilst there. 

I now work part time for Willow Therapy, a local and well regarded agency in Tring, counselling children and young people, as well as running my privaste practise.

Training and Qualifications

  • Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling - 2019 - Aylesbury College
  • Level 3 CPCAB Counselling Studies - 2017 - Aylesbury College
  • Level 2 CPCAB Counselling Skills - 2015 - Aylesbury College
  • Working with those facing loss in bereavement and end of life care - Hospice of St Francis
  • Dealing with distress - working with suicide and self harm - PODS
  • Taking Therapy outside - Understanding Therapeutic practice in outdoor natural spaces - Hayley Marshall
  • Canine Assisted Therapy - Sarah Urwin
  • Shinrin Yoko - Forest Bathing - Practitioner Training - Nature and Therapy UK
  • Working at Relational depth - Mick Cooper
  • Working with the Inner child - Langley Therapy
  • Level 2 Safeguarding Adults and Children - Hospice of St Francis
  • 8 week Mindfullness based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Regulation - Bridge the Gap Child Mental Health CiC 
  • School Attendance Difficulties - Sunshine Support - SEND Consultancy
  • Child Protection - NSPCC -Dec 2021
  • Understanding challenging behaviour - ADD-Vance
  • Understanding Autism, Aspergers and ADHD - University of Derby
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People - SPC Online Training Academy - ongoing
  • Creative and Therapeutic Techniques for working with Children and Teenagers - UKAIT

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£55.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Free 20 min initial phone call

Individual sessions - online or phone £50 per 60 mins

Outdoor walk and talk - £50 per 60 mins or £75 per 90 mins

I offer bespoke eco and Nature connection sessions to individuals and groups - fee to be agreed upon consultation

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Outdoor Walk and Talk sessions - working from a number of locations, sessions run for either 60 mins or 90 mins.  Each location offers the opportunity to connect with nature or simply to be in a space that facilitates the processing of thoughts and emotions through walking.  Walk and talk sessions enable me to walk alongside my clients which for those who struggle with eye contact is particularly important.

I also offer bespoke sessions to clients wanting an alternative to conventional counselling that takes place in a room.  All sessions are risk assessed with individual client agreements drawn up and are subject to change. Examples of the types of sessions include horticultural therapy taking place at my allotment; working with clients in their own homes who are navigating issues with hoarding; animal assisted  therapy with my dog Harry; supporting clients to become more independent.

Please contact me to discuss your requirements further  

I am fully insured and have a current enhanced DBS

Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 4DQ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Andrea Kinch
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