Andrea Whittaker-Ward, MBACP(Accred), UKCP(Regd), Diploma Cllg.
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
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.
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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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
Individuals: £40 per session
Couples: £50 per session
Family: £50 per session
Online: £40 per session
Supervision: £55 per session
Mental Health and well-being days £400
Training £500 per day
I am now part of the Wellness Consultancy Team (https://thewellnessconsultancy.org) which offers a number of different Therapies and training events.