4B Regent Street
Lifeways Health Centre
30 Albany Road
I have helped people of all ages and from many walks of life including; nurses, musicians, psychiatrists, teachers, students, counsellors and armed forces.
Why Andrew Abernethy Counselling? reputation? warmth? testimonies? my humour!?
Ultimately I would say that my main attribute is that I'm not afraid to self-disclose if I feel that it will help you to understand and normalise your problems. I'm 43 years young, so I have experienced a lot during my life, working through my own problems in life led me onto training to be a counsellor.
Many clients have told me how my empathy and self-disclosure has helped them to open up. This has also helped the client to understand and normalise the problem. Many counsellors are afraid to self-disclose and even think of it as being a taboo but that is where I am different, who wants to speak to a robot?
Not only will I be able to help you gain a better understanding of your self and your problems, but I will also be able to give you tips as to how to be more productive, assertive and confident and how to prevent your thoughts from causing you anxiety and to start living in the now.
If you're feeling lost in life then I can help you to recognise what makes you happy, what your passion is and what you can do to live a better work and home-life balance.
I have a keen interest in spirituality so if I pick up that you're also on a spiritual path then I'm happy to use my knowledge to help you from a spiritual aspect.
I have two locations; Lifeways, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Spring Clinic in Leamington Spa. I also offer telephone and on-line counselling that is similar to Skype.
"Andrew was a massive help to get me through a very difficult time. He gave me strength to work through the problems I was having, and now I feel stronger and more confident. He made me feel welcome and really listened, and gave amazing advice. If I ever needed help again I would definitely see him."
"Andy helped me to see things from a different perspective and to re-evaluate my situation. Counselling has helped me understand the way I am and the tools that Andy gave me have really helped."
"At first I was very dubious of talking to a counsellor about my issues but within the first session Andrew made me feel very comfortable and I realised the benefits of talking to a trained professional - of which he undoubtedly is. Even from the first contact by phone he made me feel at ease about talking about my issues which wasn’t easy"
"I would highly recommend Andrew's counselling service to anyone who has any issue, I knew the support was only a phone call away. Many Thanks."
"Andrew helped me through a really tough time when my relationship had ended. My self-esteem was rock bottom but he gave me the strength and confidence to move on and to recognise and develop what I am good at in life"
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling
- Children and adolescent counselling (ongoing)
- Counselling Studies
- Intermediate Certificate In Counselling Skills
- Introduction To Counselling
- Social Care Diploma Level 2
- Self-harm and suicidal thoughts
- Panic attacks
- Drug and alcohol awareness
- Genders and homosexuality
- Motivational Interviewing
- Paranoid Schizophrenia
- Autism awareness
- Safeguarding Young People
- Emergency first aid
- Music Production Skills & Techniques
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked as a support worker for people with autism and asperger's syndrome for 8 years, some of my counselling clients are on the autistic spectrum.
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FREE consultation in one of the counselling rooms, or, if you prefer we can have a telephone consultation. This tends to last for 20-30 minutes.
- £45 per 50-minute session
- Telephone counselling £30 per 50 minute session.
- On-line counselling £30 per 50 minute session (similar to skype)
- Reduced rates for trainee counsellors.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have availability during the day and evenings (Monday to Sunday)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|