Andrea Sheargold MA Integrative Psychotherapy, MBACP Registered
I am a professional counsellor and offer a warm, supportive and confidential counselling environment. I have particular experience of working with people with depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.
I have been inspired over the last 15 years to train and practice as a counsellor by difficulties I have experienced and worked through in my own life. My personal journey and training have encouraged me that there is always reason for hope, even in our most difficult days and that we can come through to brighter times and a fuller life.
How counselling can help
Counselling can help at various times in our lives. Many come for counselling when they are coping with a crisis or working through grief and loss. Others come because they are struggling with feelings they have battled with for a long time, like not being good enough, stress, anxiety or depression and hopelessness.
Many clients really value this weekly space, dedicated to them, to step back and reflect and to make sense of what they are experiencing. They find that it can help them to cope better day to day, increase their confidence and self worth and bring about long-lasting change in relationships.
After gaining a professional certificate and diploma in counselling I completed a Masters degree in Integrative Psychotherapy. I work as an Integrative counsellor which means that I draw from a range of therapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic, person-centred, cognitive (CBT) and spiritually-attuned therapy.
I am a member of two widely recognised professional bodies, the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC). I am also registered with the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists which is accredited by the UK Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy (LST / Middlesex University)
Post-qualification training in Couples Counselling Skills and Practice (Berkshire Training)
Diploma in Counselling (Waverley Abbey College)
Certificate in Counselling (Lee Abbey / St John's College, Nottingham)
Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC).
Eight year’s experience of working in a busy and professional counselling service.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £35 per hour.
We would start with an initial session to discuss if counselling would be helpful for you for which I charge £30.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client