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 to me and in return, you get the best counselling I can give 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, in occupational health and private practice over the last fifteen years. I have had a wide range of training including couples counselling, cognitive behaviour 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 Facetime and Skype 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.
15 years of counselling in private practice, a large occupational health service and for private companies. 24 years working in child protection services.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Menopause/Women's Health
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- EAP's Networked Counsellor
Individuals: £40 per session
Couples: £50 per session
Family: £50 per session
Facetime/Skype: £35 per session
Organisations: £50 per session
Supervision: £55 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday, weekend and evening appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor of 15 years experience. I am also a qualified Supervisor. I offer clinical supervision on a face-to-face basis and also online.