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

Porthcawl, Bridgend, CF36 3UU
01656 788926 01656 788926 07799 073419 07799 073419
Porthcawl, Bridgend, CF36 3UU

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


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


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.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

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

Broadland House
Kittiwake Close
Rest Bay
CF36 3UU

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user 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


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

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