Andrea Whittaker-Ward, MBACP(Accred), UKCP(Regd), Diploma Cllg.

Andrea Whittaker-Ward, MBACP(Accred), UKCP(Regd), Diploma Cllg.

Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL1

07725 085968

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About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.

I am a qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor working in an integrative way which means that I can work in a range of ways in response to your individual needs. My priority is to create a safe environment in which you can talk openly to me and in return, you get the best counselling I can offer you. At our first meeting we would discuss what issues you have and what you want to get from therapy. I would then be able to tell you how I can best help you.

I have drawn my experience from working as a Counsellor for companies, for example occupational health, EAP's, Insurance Companies and Private Practice over the last eighteen years. I have had a wide range of training including couples counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person Centred Counselling, the Gestalt approach, Stress Management, abuse and safeguarding  - this is by no means an exhaustive list. I have vast experience of working with work-based stress, depression, anxiety and panic, anger, relationships, domestic and sexual abuse. I have also worked with trauma.

As well as face-to-face sessions I offer Online counselling . I am happy for you to give me a call (without obligation) to chat about working with me.

In addition, I am a qualified clinical supervisor and am happy to hear from you if this is the service you are seeking.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor (from 03/04/08)
Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (ABC)
Stress Adviser (Glasgow Caledonian University)
Diploma in Supervision (Inroads - BACP endorsed)

Training (not exhaustive list):
Couples Counselling, Self Harm and Suicide, Domestic Abuse, Anger, Solution Focussed Therapy, Safeguarding,Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Working with Resistance, Alcohol and Drugs Work, Cultural Differences, Professional Abuse and many more.

Experience:
18 years of counselling in private practice, a large occupational health service, EAP'S and for private companies.  27 years working in child protection services.

I have experience in working in an Education setting offering Mental Health and Wellbeing sessions to staff, including one to one sessions to promoting positive wellbeing.

I am an experienced Trainer who has offered services to organisations such as Local Authorities, Therapy organisations and Education Services

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Menopause/Women's Health
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • EAP's Networked Counsellor
  • Mental Health and Well-being day sessions
  • Training Services

Fees

Individuals: £40 per session
Couples: £50 per session
Family: £50 per session
Online: £35 per session
Organisations:Per Hour
Supervision: £55 per session

Mental Health and well-being days £400

Training £500 per day

Maps & Directions

Bolton, BL1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

There are stairs in the building I work in

Availability

Weekday, weekend and evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor of 18 years experience.  I am also a qualified Supervisor.  I offer clinical supervision on a face-to-face basis and also online.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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