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.
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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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
£45 for individual therapy - 50 minutes
£60 for therapy over Skype - 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.
NB Serious callers only please. I do not answer withheld numbers and I will not engage in inappropriate enquiries.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client