Andrew Allan MNCS (Accred)
Right now perhaps you feel an increase in anxiety, relationships may be suffering or you may be experiencing bereavement. Whether an existing or new issue, I will listen to your personal story and support your journey towards a brighter future.
How I work
During the COVID crisis I am offering online and telephone counselling. I can help you set up online options if needed. These forms of counselling are long established and you may be surprised at how effective they are.
I strongly believe that the relationship between client and counsellor lies at the heart of effective therapy. No two people are the same and so I will look at your needs as an individual rather than narrowly looking at a condition or just following theory.
l will listen to what you are looking for from counselling and together we will decide what will work best for you. Different issues may arise as the counselling unfolds and therefore I recognise the need to be flexible rather than working to a rigid plan.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means that that I can work with more than one approach and will tailor what we do together to your requirements and needs. Counselling may last anything from a few weeks to a number of years and together we will review progress on a regular basis.
When we first meet
I offer a free initial consultation lasting for an hour which will enable you to understand more regarding my counselling and whether you would like to work with me. I realise that you may feel anxious at the start and so I will try my best to put you at ease and make you feel comfortable.
I will be able to help you with a wide range of conditions ranging from stress and anxiety to relationship issues.
My practice is based in a quiet location on the south side of Sevenoaks and there is ample parking space.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory.
Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Free one hour initial consultation.
£45 per hour.
During Coronavirus crisis I have a few spare slots that I would like to offer free to keyworkers.