Andrea Preston MBACP, Counsellor/Psychotherapist PGCE/BA Hons/Dip. Couns
Change and choice can be challenging. Making the decision to enter into counselling can be one of the most difficult steps we ever take.
Maybe you are managing to function, but struggling to cope?
It can really help to talk freely and confidentially with someone whose life and relationships are totally separate from yours. With impartial help and support, to express yourself and review your beliefs and decisions, you will be able to clarify your thoughts and feelings. It can then become easier to make sense of what is happening.
Together we can explore ways of being and doing, that better suit the person you are today, and to live differently with what has happened in the past. This can help you to move forward and live a more positive, emotionally informed life.
*generalised anxiety disorder*
NB All clients must be over the age of sixteen years.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience working in business, voluntary and the education sector (previously as a Lecturer) has enabled me to help people cope with a range of life events, traumas and challenges.
- Level 4: CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3: CPCAB Counselling Skills
- Level 2: CPCAB Counselling Skills
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Education
- BA Hon’s Psychosocial Studies
I am a member of or/and associated with the following organisations:
BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
CIPCA (Counsellors in Primary Care Association)
ICO (Information Commissioners Office)
HACP (Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
As well as running my own private practice, I also work with a private clinic offering confidential counselling and support for professional sports people - current and in retirement.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 for individual therapy - 50 minutes
£120 for couples therapy - 50 minutes
£60 for individual therapy using Zoom or Whatsapp Facetime - 50 minutes
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am bound by the BACP ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk/ethicalframework)
I hold professional liability insurance.
Please feel free to call or email me in complete confidence, if you would like to talk about how counselling might help you, or to arrange an appointment. My location offers complete privacy and private parking.
NB Serious callers only please. I do not answer withheld numbers and I will not engage with inappropriate enquiries.
Photo ID will be required from all clients prior to the first appointment.