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MBACP
Hampton Hill TW12 & Teddington TW11

About me

Hello.  I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering short term or open-ended counselling online to individuals 16 years old and above. 

You may have been feeling stressed,  anxious or depressed for a while, or maybe you have experienced a significant loss or perhaps you are going through a period of change and not knowing what to do or feeling that no-one understands.

How counselling can help

Talking to someone in a safe, non judgemental, confidential setting can help. It can feel daunting talking to a counsellor about your innermost thoughts and feelings, especially for the first time. My aim is to help make your counselling experience easier for you, by supporting you through difficult times and by helping you to make sense of why you think and feel the way you do. We can explore what has brought you to counselling, looking at how your past experiences are affecting your present, leading to change and a greater understanding of yourself.

I am experienced in working with grief and loss (including job loss, relationship breakdown, sense of identity and bereavement) and the impact of it, low self esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, long term/ongoing health conditions, stress and painful childhood experiences.

Understanding yourself and why you feel the way you do can be life-changing. It can lead to feeling empowered to make different choices, breaking down the barriers and living the life you want to live.

I believe that it is the relationship between client and counsellor that creates the conditions for change and therefore I offer a warm, friendly, supportive and calm environment for us to work together on whatever is troubling you and I will be by your side throughout. We will have time and a safe space to build a trusting relationship, giving you the confidence to be able to speak openly and freely without fear, shame or guilt.

As an integrative relational counsellor, I work flexibly and collaboratively drawing from different therapeutic approaches, which enables me to tailor the therapy taking into consideration your individual needs and unique experiences.

What to do now

If you would like to ask any questions or book an initial session, you can contact me via email.  If you would then like to go ahead with meeting, the initial 50 minute session will give you the opportunity to experience a session, get a sense of how we could work together and see how it feels for you without having any pressure to book further sessions. We can talk about what has brought you to counselling at this point in your life and look at what you would like to get from counselling. If we then decide that we will work together, we would meet for a 50 minute session each week.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling.

In addition to my private practice, I have volunteered as a counsellor for carers who are caring for partners and family members with life-limiting illnesses, addictions and mental health conditions. I have also volunteered as a bereavement counsellor for children, young people and adults. I also work with parents and communities in children's bereavement.

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

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£60 per session. Each session lasts 50 minutes.

I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation

I offer concessionary rates. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday, days and evenings. Saturday mornings

Further information

I am offering sessions online via Zoom or by telephone.

Hampton Hill, TW12

Teddington, TW11

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

None

Online platforms

Zoom
Andrea Lawrence

Andrea Lawrence