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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-centred 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 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-disciplinary NHS team.
MSc Advanced Counselling and Supervision, 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.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£70.00 - £120.00
My fees vary according to appointment times but start at £70 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.
When I work
Appointments Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm Limited evenings from 5pm and weekend appointments, primarily mornings, available.
Testimonials (names have been changed, originals available to view)
”Remember me?, I came to see you in December as I was drinking so much I was in danger of losing my job and home. I didn’t believe you could help me stop especially when you said you didn’t want me to stop drinking when I needed to. After just 6 sessions you said we were done. But I was still drinking, less I know but still drinking. You asked me to let you know when I hadn’t had a drink for 2 months. I didn’t believe you and I thought I had wasted my money. Well I had my last drink in January and even with lockdown I’m still not drinking. I can’t believe how much better I feel and how much money I have, it’s brilliant.” Jo.
"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