Andrew Brookes

Andrew Brookes

Winchester
Hampshire
SO21

07554 005 900

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Winchester
Hampshire
SO21

07554 005 900

About me

Experienced counsellor, offering Face-to-Face and Online Counselling.

Face- to- Face Counselling in Winchester area
Online Counselling - Via E-mail or Skype.

I am passionate about working with individuals and in building a meaningful relationship from which you can explore the issues that may be causing you difficulty at this point in your life. My belief is that every person is capable of making changes in their lives, through understanding, new awareness and personal exploration/development.

My life experience, both professionally and personally, provides me with a unique and balanced perspective and I aim to provide a confidential, safe and caring approach in meeting your individual needs.

I have experience of a wide variety of issues including, depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, post traumatic stress, relationship issues, bereavement, addictions, self esteem and domestic violence.

Please feel free to contact me whatever your needs may be, either by telephone or email. We can then discuss your counselling options in more detail. All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Post Qualitfying Certificate in Adolescent Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Online Counselling Skills
  • DIP/HE Gestalt and Humanistic Counselling (Distinction)
  • ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Basic Counselling Skills– Level 2

Experience

My core theoretical approach is Humanistic and Gestalt.
I also have experience of comparative approaches such as, CBT which I integrate into my work.

I have received training in specific client groups such as young people, mental health issues, disability, loss and grief and sexual and domestic abuse.

I feel it is important to continue to develop my professional experience and skills and I make use of further training opportunities to achieve this.

My clients needs are at the centre of the way in which I work and I provide an adaptable and flexible approach to my practice. I am able to work on a short term or long term basis dependent on individual needs.

Alongside my private practice I provide counselling within the voluntary sector with a charitable organisation in Winchester working with young people in the 11- 25 age range. I have also provided counselling to students within a higher education establishment, working as part of a wellbeing team.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am also open to and have experience of providing eco therapy also known as 'walk and talk' therapy which takes place outside. This utilises nature and the opportunity to work outside of a closed environment bringing a different or alternative approach to the counselling work.

Fees

Initial consultation - £40.00
Each session thereafter - £40.00

Payment options - Cash or BACS

All sessions whether online or face to face are 60 minutes in duration.

Further information

I am a Registered Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and use their ethical code of practice as a framework for my work.

I am also a member of the Association of Counsellors and Therapists Online (ACTO)

My counselling work is fully Supervised.

I have Personal / Professional Liability Insurance and am registered with the Information Comissioner for Data Protection.

I am trained in Safeguarding and DBS compliant.

Maps & Directions

Winchester, SO21

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

This will be available from February 2019

Availability

Please contact via telephone or email to discuss your personal needs.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults