Andrea Southwell BA (Hons), MBACP, MIFPA Counsellor and Supervisor

Andrea Southwell BA (Hons), MBACP, MIFPA Counsellor and Supervisor


01282 680947 / 07815434285

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About me

I am a qualified person-centred practitioner, supervisor and holistic therapist. As a person-centred practitioner I do not give advice or tell you what to do or what decisions to make. I will listen in a non-judgmental way, support you to come to your own conclusions and give you the space in which to talk about any problems or issues you may have, in a safe and confidential environment.
I also work as a person centred supervisor supporting your work as a counsellor, trainee counsellor or other health and social care worker in a professional and ethical manner. Working together to support you, your clients, your future working career and CPD.

I work from home where I have a lovely welcoming therapy room in which you can discuss any worries or problems you may have without the fear of anyone else listening.

If required I also incorporate my holistic experience into the therapy to aid relaxation and help release memories and thoughts that may have been suppressed for periods of time. For example the use of Reiki or Aromatherapy oils can help reduce anxiety and grief during the counselling process. I also use meditation if together we decide if this would be of benefit to the sessions.
Please text message me for further information and quick response

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP registered Counsellor and supervisor, a qualified Holistic Therapist and Reiki Master and am a member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (MIFPA 1997).
I am also a qualified tutor currently teaching Health and Social Care, Counselling and Reiki (CERT ED).

I am a qualified supervisor and run a busy practice from home. I offer reduced rates for trainee counsellors, for supervision and personal therapy. Please contact me for further details.

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Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in building a trusting relationship with you, which I feel will enable you to discuss any areas of concern arising in your life.
In conjunction with your counselling, I am also able to offer meditation and healing energies such as reiki to help release inner emotions which can become trapped deep within the body muscles and fibres causing physical pain and discomfort.

I work in many different areas for adults and children, including stress, anxiety, bereavement, illness, relationships, family difficulties etc. Please contact me for further information on any areas which are currently challenging for you, to make sure that I provide the support you need at this time.


I offer competitive hourly rates-

£35.00 per hour for Counselling

£40.00 per hour and half for counselling supervision for trainee counsellors.
£55.00 per hour and half for counselling supervision for qualified counsellors.

I also offer great rates for student counsellors needing personal therapy to complement their counselling training courses.

£25 per hour for student counsellors for personal therapy to meet course specifications.

Further information


I can recommend Andrea as she is kind and caring which makes her good at what she does. I go for regular treatments and find it a wonderful experience, that treats the whole person. Margaret, Burnley

Andrea is friendly, conscientious, professional, well qualified and always willing to discuss the different treatments she offers and will give feedback when asked. She gives timely reminders for appointments, which I find helpful and more importantly the treatments are beneficial and always leave me feeling totally relaxed and de-stressed.
Judith, Burnley

Andrea is completely non-judgemental and trustworthy in her counselling approach. I feel I can talk about anything that is bothering me at the time. The environment is warm, relaxing, professional and friendly.
KM, Colne

Maps & Directions

Burnley, BB11

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Ground floor room, one step up into house


Wednesday to Friday evenings, Thursdays and Fridays daytime and evenings, please message me for availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a passionate and commited person centred supervisor, working with trainee and qualified counsellors providing high quality supervision within the guidelines of BACP ethics and standards.

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