Andrew Allan Dip. Couns. 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 providing 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 am now opening up some very early morning and late evening sessions to help fit in with your arrangements.
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.
I can help you with a wide range of issues from stress and anxiety to bereavement and anger management. Whilst I am qualified to support you with most challenges, if I am not able to I will look to find you someone who can.
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.
During the current crisis your relationship may have come under strain or perhaps there are longer term issues that you would like to resolve. I can help with the challenges that you are facing whether it be lack of intimacy, poor communications, extra marital affairs or something else. I will work with you to discover the root causes of your difficulties and also provide practical suggestions to help get things back on track or move you forward. I will provide a safe space for each partner to have a voice and be listened to. I welcome both couples and any other relationship groupings.
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 Couples and Other Relationships Counselling (COSRT accredited)
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.
- Free one hour fifteen minute consultation for couples or other groupings.
£45 per session. Lower rates for keyworkers and those on low incomes.