Andrea Morrison MBACP
During Covid-19 pandemic and the ever changing situation, I have been working with clients using online platforms only.
Life can be difficult we often experience periods of struggle or confusion, where we may feel lost or despondent, we are currently going through a period of uncertainty, I invite you to get in touch, whatever may be causing you distress.
It is a non-judgemental space for emotional, psychological and spiritual enquiry.
Therapy offers a safe, supportive and confidential space to explore your feelings, frustrations, fears and concerns. Exploring your feelings in this way can help you gain insight and clarity around the issues causing difficulties and the challenges you may be facing.
I will work alongside you, offering compassion and support, as we together explore ways for you to gain a greater sense of understanding and clarity, a stronger sense of self, to help you move forward and flourish in your life and relationships. Welcome to the first step of seeking support, just a brief outline on my background so you can decide if there is a connection for you.
I have 16 years experience within the NHS, I work with people from diverse backgrounds with many different issues. My style is challenging, relational and non-judgmental.
My specialist areas are loss, bereavement, trauma and sexual abuse working with depression and anxiety. Working psychodynamically means we can explore, creatively the difficulties you are experiencing, focusing on the patterns that might have helped you cope in the past but are less useful now, whilst recognising that current difficulties really matter.
Over time I can help you to develop new insight and understanding of yourself and your relationships. You'll begin to feel autonomy to make choices about how you interact with the world around you and more comfortable in your own skin.
I have worked successfully with people from various backgrounds to address issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, relationships, bereavement, post-traumatic stress, identity, work issues, family and cultural issues, sexuality, self-esteem and confidence
I understand that your experiences, challenges, pain and gifts are completely unique to you and a one-size-fits-all model won't suit everyone.
As an integratively-trained counsellor and psychotherapist, I individually tailor my approach to suit your needs, using a wide range of thinking and techniques.
I think it is important to seek to understand the entirety of the person I am working with and therefore my approach is relational, holistic and sensitive to social, sexual and cultural difference.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in counselling skills Level 2 & 3
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPACB Level 5 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
BA Hons counselling top up
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation/assessment £40
£45 per session for Individuals, (some concessions slots available, please enquire).