Andrew Abernethy

Andrew Abernethy

Spring Clinic
4B Regent Street
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 5HW

Lifeways Health Centre
30 Albany Road
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 6PG

07835820071

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Spring Clinic
4B Regent Street
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 5HW

Lifeways Health Centre
30 Albany Road
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 6PG

07835820071

About me

Hi, my name is Andy and I specialise in helping people with anxiety and depression and those who are Highly Sensitive. I've counselled people of all ages and have accrued a great deal of experience with young people aged 16+ and those on the autistic spectrum.

  • I can offer face to face counselling, on-line counselling via Skype, or telephone counselling.
  • Anxiety and depression, often they come hand in hand and it can make us feel extremely overwhelmed. It can be debilitating to many areas of our lives and have a negative impact on our self-esteem, relationships, confidence and outlook on the world.
  • I have over 400 hours counselling experience, helping people of various ages. My background includes volunteering as a Youth counsellor  for 16-25 year olds. I have also worked for 8 years as a support worker for clients with autism and asperger's syndrome.
  • I am 43 years old,  BACP registered https://www.bacp.co.uk/ and a fully qualified and insured counsellor. I provide a confidential safe space without judgement for you to express what is making you unhappy.

      By talking, reflecting and using the correct tools you will be able to;

  • Decrease and control your anxiety
  • Recognise the unique person that you are (you are enough!)
  • Combat depression
  • Understand the importance of self-care

One in five people are understood to be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) why do I mention this? There is a strong correlation between anxiety, depression and those who are Highly Sensitive. You can find out more about the highly sensitive person via the website link below:

http://hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-test/

This is an area that I am passionate about and happy to explore with you if you would like.

I have two locations; Lifeways, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Spring Clinic, Leamington Spa.

I also offer telephone and on-line counselling via Skype.

Testimonies

"Thank you very much Andy for all your help. You were really easy to open up to, I felt relaxed talking to you and really listened to. You always helped me come up with goals and things to try to make things better, and you kept me on focus about what was really important to me. I went through a lot in the weeks I was talking to you so thanks for being there! I feel like it’s been the start of a bit of a journey but the start I needed."

"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."

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling
  • Counselling Studies
  • Intermediate Certificate In Counselling Skills
  • Introduction To Counselling
  • Social Care Diploma Level 2
  • The Care Certificate


TRAINING

  • Autism (understanding & working therapeutically)
  • Self-harm and suicidal thoughts
  • Phobias
  • Eating disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Genders and homosexuality
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Paranoid Schizophrenia
  • Autism awareness
  • Safeguarding Young People
  • Music Production Skills & Techniques

Member organisations

BACP

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.

I have a lot of experience of working with young people aged 16+

I have recently trained in counselling for Phobias and counselling for Eating Disorders.

Photos & videos

  • Andrew Abernethy Business Card
  • web
  • web 2

Fees

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.

- £40 per 50 minute session

- On-line (Skype) counselling £30 per 50 minute session

- Telephone counselling £30 per 50 minute session.

Further information

Spirituality is a keen interest of mine.

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.

I have a lot of experience of working with young people aged 16+ including voluntary counselling at Youth Information Services.

I have recently attended CPD workshops on; working therapeutically with autism, eating disorders and phobias.

Maps & Directions

Leamington Spa, CV32 5HW
Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6PG

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

I have availability during the day and evenings (Monday to Sunday)

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme