Andrea Southwell

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(Accred), BSc (Hons), MBACP, Counsellor and Supervisor
Available for new clients
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Burnley, Lancashire, BB11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified person-centred practitioner, supervisor and holistic therapist. I work face to face and online counselling as required. As a person-centred practitioner I will not advise or tell you what to do or what decisions to make. I will listen in a non-judgemental way, to 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. I specialise in anxiety, self esteem issues and work with inner child therapy and IEMT (Integral eye movement therapy),NLP and Old Pain to Go.

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, with a degree in therapeutic counselling and supervision, a qualified Holistic Therapist and Reiki Master. I also practice NLP and IEMT.

For student counsellors I am happy to support your academic work (reading and checking work) and training needs relating to your university course or personal needs.

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.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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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 person centred 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 also work with inner child and IEMT (Integral eye movement therapy) to support clients with past and childhood trauma. 

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.


£25.00 - £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

I offer competitive hourly rates-

£40.00 per hour for Counselling

£45.00 per hour and half for counselling supervision for trainee counsellors if self funding. £50 per hour and a half Uni/organisation funded.
£55.00 per hour and half for counselling supervision for qualified counsellors.

£50.00 per hour for Non Managerial Supervision.

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.

When I work

Monday to Friday 

Online counselling also available-Please message for details

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

Burnley, Lancashire, BB11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Ground floor room, one step up into house. Face to face and online counselling


In person

I am a passionate and committed 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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