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Andrew Baker MBACP MNCS(Acc) MHS

Poole BH14 & Bournemouth BH1
07816 240555 07816 240555 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor. The “integrative” approach to counselling allows a practitioner to draw on multiple models, theories and tools in order to provide a course of therapy tailored to the needs of the individual client. The famous American psychologist, Abraham Maslow said, “If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail”. To that end, rather than specialise in a single form of therapy I have studied several of the most effective and commonly used. These include:

* Person Centred Counselling
* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
* Transactional Analysis (TA)
* Psychoanalysis
* Cognitive Hypnotherapy
* Mindfulness & Mindfulness Based Therapy
* Human Givens Psychology.
* Stoicism - How to be happy and content without a struggle.                                                  *My own 5Rs Approach.                                                                                              *Rewind Technique - proven treatment for PTSD and severe traumas but also used for phobias and OCD.                                                                                          

However, all my treatments tend to be underpinned by “Mindfulness” which is a meditative technique.

Maslow also said, “What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself". I have always believed that the route to greater happiness for any individual is through a greater understanding of himself/herself.

I like to keep up with the latest developments in neuropsychology and implement this knowledge in my work when appropriate.

For more details, please see my website: mindwisepsychotherapy.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

Professionally trained, qualified and National Counselling Society accredited*, I work with individuals, couples & families in Bournemouth where I am based at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital. I am also a registered member of the BACP (MBACP).

I hold an Advanced Professional Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

I abide to strict rules of professional ethics and confidentiality and hold the necessary public liability insurance for psychotherapy, counselling and hypnotherapy.

I have experience of delivering counselling in the NHS under the IAPT scheme.

Since obtaining my professional diploma I have undertaken further courses to expand and deepen my knowledge and expertise.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

NCS

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The Rewind Technique which evidence suggests is probably THE most effective treatment for PTSD and severe traumas but also very effective for phobias and OCD.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

My fees are generally £60 per hourly session for individuals or couples counselling.

Further information

Familiar issues with which I may be able to help:

  • Stress, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias.
  • Lack of confidence, low self-esteem, poor self-worth.
  • Depression, hopelessness, inability to cope, feeling overwhelmed or lost.
  • Bereavement, grief and loss, emptiness.
  • Habits and addictions.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), self-defeating behaviours.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Relationship or marital issues.
  • Emotional outbursts, anti-social behaviours.
  • Tendencies to think and/or behave irrationally or unrealistically.
  • Issues arising from sexual, physical, psychological or emotional abuse.
  • Sexuality or identity issues.
  • The desire for personal development.

Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1

Aries Osteopath Clinic
14 Woodside Road
Penn Hill
Poole
Dorset
BH14 9JJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Due to CORID-19,  I am offering sessions via Skype or similar options.

Mondays to Fridays. Please enquire as to times available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Andrew Baker  MBACP MNCS(Acc) MHS

Andrew Baker MBACP MNCS(Acc) MHS