Hi, my name is Andrea and I am a mum and a therapist. I specialise in all things maternal mental health. Post natal depression, anxiety, overwhelm everything that comes with being a parent. I also work with mums around fear of giving birth, or decisions as to whether to have another baby and birth trauma. I'm down to earth, swear a bit and I love helping women to be the mum they want to be.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified CBT therapist but I am also trained in a few other disciplines that I bring into my work when I think the client will benefit.
But more important for me is the fact that I am a mum and after my daughter was born I struggled with over whelming anxiety. So I have been there. I get it.
This is what one of my clients said about working with me:
How are you?? Hope you’re well and life is treating you kindly! Thought I’d send an update .. 35 weeks pregnant and excited about getting this baby safely in my arms.
Almost a year on from when we first spoke and I can’t imagine the person I was then when thinking about the person I am now .. thanks again for your help when I desperately needed it - I’ll be forever grateful!
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My 1-1 session fees are £60 an hour. Discount on block bookings are available.
If you are not ready for 1-1 therapy then I do have a 9 week online course that you can work through at your own pace and covers all things post natal mental health. Pop me an e mail if you think this might be better suited for you.