Andrea M. Standen MSc Advanced Counselling & Supervision, PG Dip, MBACP, RN.

Andrea M. Standen MSc Advanced Counselling & Supervision, PG Dip, MBACP, RN.

Broadland House
Kittiwake Close
Rest Bay
CF36 3UU

01656 788926 / 07799 073419

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About me

Helping you to help yourself is the philosophy of my service here at Broadlands Psychotherapy. I believe that we all need help at times to help ourselves, especially when times are hard, and when sometimes "we can't see the wood for the trees".

After a long career as a Registered General Nurse and a Certified Obstetric Nurse, I retrained as an Integrative Counsellor following a personal tragedy for which I had counselling. I now specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Supervision and have extensive clinical experience in a variety of primary, forensic and community healthcare settings. However, being client led, I continue to practice as a Person-Centered and Integrative Counsellor as well as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, to always ensure that the best therapeutic results are achieved. I have over twenty years experience as a counsellor and a supervisor, primarily in the NHS.

Within my practice I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Trauma Focused CBT; Brief Solutions Focused Therapy; Integrative Counselling; Person-centered Counselling; Motivational Interviewing: Emotional Freedom Techniques and Relaxation. My consulting rooms are private and comfortable with free parking, and are close by to a main bus route. I offer limited evening and weekend appointments.

As a Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine,and a member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I abide by their Codes of Ethics, and I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend further training, I also have regular supervision and am fully insured.

Training, qualifications & experience

Previously employed as a forensic psychotherapist with the Home Office and subsequently as head Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and founding member of an award winning multi-discplinary NHS team.


MSc Supervision an Advanced Counselling, University of Glamorgan, 2005
p.g.Diploma Counselling, University of Wales, 2002
Registered Nurse, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, 1979
Obstetric Nursing Certificate, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, 1976


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for:

    Children and Adolescents

        Anxiety and Panic


        Eating Disorders

        Self Harm

        Anxiety and Panic
        Social anxiety

        Health Anxiety
        Self Esteem

        Self Harm



        Systemic Therapy

        Family Therapy

        Supervision (Newcastle model)

        CBT Trainer

All of the above completed at The Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, Oxford University.

CBT-I (Insomnia) - University of Pennsylvania, (BABCP)

Behavioural Couples Therapy, (BABCP)

ACT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (BABCP)

Developing Counselling Practice with Children and Young People - Coleg Sirgar
Motivational Interviewing - University of Wales
Brief Solutions Focussed Therapy - University of Wales
PTSD - UK Psychological Trauma Society
Substance Miss-use - Home Office
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse - Home Office
CBT for Pain Management - Bronllys Pain Management Centre
CBT to Harness Hope - Padesky Centre for Cognitive Therapy
Assist - suicide prevention

& much more. I have a training and professional development portfolio which prospective clients may view.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


My fees vary according to appointment times but start at £60 for a fifty minute, individual, appointment.

For supervision, of counsellors and psychotherapists, fees start at £80 for an individual for one hour. Group supervision fees vary according to the size of group and length of the session.

Please contact me for further information or regarding specialist fees, for example, Trauma-CBT, couples counselling, etc.

Further information

Testimonials (names have been changed, originals available to view)

"You wanted me to let you know how I did. Well I did it, I'm off to Cambridge to do medicine !! I would never have got through the stress without you. Thank you, thank you, thank you...." Gemma.

"Andrea, no more anxiety, scared there's something wrong with me that I'm really ill. No more too anxious to go anywhere because I'm trapped. I've actually been on holiday and loved it. Already booked another and I'm doing loads more stuff. It's great!"

"Hi Andrea, Life is sweet, content with work. I'm VERY grateful for your help, I practice your advice & remain vigilant of the "black dog"" - Will

"Thank you for giving me back my life"  - Sue

"A lot of people these days are quick to complain but not so quick to give praise where its due, I just wanted to say a truly, heartfelt thank you" - Brian

" From one special person to another, thank you " - Jen

"You really made a difference" - Gordon

"Thank you - not only for giving me the tools to stop the meltdown but for helping me further my education" - Jaimie

"You've made me realise I'm not that odd after all and it has made me a lot happier" - Yvonne

"I can't believe I didn't do this sooner...I've wasted so much of my life because of anxiety" - Claire

"My kids have got their Mum back...they are so proud of me and I'm actually doing things with them and enjoying it! It's just great" - Helen

"I used to cry all the time, I don't anymore. I feel so much better and I know I'm still getting better" - Tricia

Maps & Directions

Porthcawl, CF36 3UU

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Consulting room is within a private house on the ground floor with a standard threshold on entry. Toilet facilities available. Parking and near a main bus route.


Appointments Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm Limited evening and weekend appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have an MSc in Advanced Counselling and Supervision from the University of Glamorgan, I am also trained in the Newcastle Model of CBT supervision from the Oxford Cognitive Centre.

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